COVID-19 Plant Plan
The current COVID-19 outbreak is creating a situation of great worry and uncertainty. We would like to reassure everyone that we are currently busy working to grow our crops for this season. Our plants are all on track and like previous years, we will have an exciting lineup of offerings available. Our employees have been working with our crops since February and like other employers, we have created and implemented new workplace policies to keep everyone safe. During our production period, we are operating in isolation, so please call ahead if you need to visit the farm for any reason.
As for selling our plants, we hope to be open on April 27. We are not sure exactly how our selling season will look, but we are working on some creative ideas. We are currently putting together a listing of all our crops, so that you will be able to start advance planning your gardens from home. Stay tuned for more information!
In the meantime, pull out your garden photos from previous years and start making a list of what you’d like for this season. Roll up your sleeves – review our spring garden clean up tips, dividing perennials and a slew of grow your own vegetables articles.
Thank you for your continued loyalty and patience as we navigate our business through these turbulent times. Let’s all look forward to spring and summer and the joy and happiness that plants will bring to our lives.
The Flower Farm Story
Cut and Dried Flower Farm is a family owned greenhouse business located close to Glencairn, Ontario. The farm is owned and operated by Katie Dawson and husband Chris Martin.
We both bring extensive horticultural training and experience to our business and since 1989 have also operated Complete Outdoor Services Inc., our landscaping and property maintenance company.
Growing Since 1993
In 1993 we established Cut & Dried Flower Farm to greenhouse grow a range of annual and perennial plants. For 8 years we also grew fresh cut and dried flowers, opening our fields for Pick Your Own Flowers. With time, the farm evolved and in 2001 we stopped growing cut flowers and expanded the greenhouse side of the business. Now, our farm has grown to over 10,000 sq feet of greenhouse space where we grow a full and unique range of plants. Visit Cut and Dried Flower Farm and you will find a gorgeous selection of top quality Annual Flowers and Foliage; Vegetables and Herbs; Fruit Plants; Hanging Baskets and Planters and Perennials, all grown on the farm. Locally grown Shrubs and Roses are also available. In addition to our plant range, we also offer a selection of soils and mulches.
We aim to make our farm a healthy place to live, work and play. For pest and disease control in the plants, we successfully use biological control methods, introducing natural predators to control pest populations.
A Unique Farm Experience
At Cut and Dried Flower Farm, we strive to offer a unique country shopping experience. Our staff are all keen and knowledgeable gardeners and offer fantastic customer service. For a real time saver, ask about our Custom Container Planting Service. Bring in your containers and discuss your favourite colours with our staff. Leave the rest to us and we will design, plant and grow your containers for you.
Take a few extra minutes to enjoy our perennial display gardens for inspiration and ideas. Meet our farm animals and let your children play in our unsupervised play area.
Award Winning Greenhouses
Over the years we have been honoured to receive several awards for business excellence.
- 2002 – Best Agricultural Business – awarded by Nottawasaga Community Economic Development Corporation
- 2008 – Award of Excellence for Outstanding Promotional Event ‘15th Birthday Celebration’ – awarded by Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
- 2009 – Award of Excellence for Outstanding Promotional Event ‘Girlfriends Planting Party’ – awarded by Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
- 2010 – Award of Excellence for Outstanding Promotional Event ‘Potcycle Day’- awarded by Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
- 2010 – Award of Excellence for Permanent Display Gardens – awarded by Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
- 2011 – Quality Award for Micro Business – awarded by South Simcoe Business Awards of Excellence
- 2018 – Award of Excellence for Outstanding Promotional Event ‘25th Birthday Hanging Basket Challenge’ – awarded by Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
Staying In Touch
Keeping in touch with our customers is important to us. We maintain a substantial electronic mailing list, sending out eight to ten newsletters throughout our season. Sign up for our newsletters to read about farm news and special events, must have new plants, gardening tips and even Katie’s favourite veggie recipes. We schedule regular speaking engagements and welcome group tours to the farm. For more information about Cut and Dried Flower Farm, please contact us.
See you at the Farm!
Katie, Chris, family and staff.