our flower experts: cross street flower farm
Cross Street Flower Farm is a boutique flower farm in Norwell, MA, dreamed up by two friends, Nikki Bartley and Cara Gilmartin. We met as fellow moms when our babies were in preschool together. Between us, we have 6 kids, ages 4 to 10 years old. Our friendship blossomed over our shared dreams of building a flower farm and growing beautiful, local flowers for our community.
Nikki helped to start Norwell Farms in 2010 and learned to grow organic fruits and vegetables in the fields at Norwell Farms and to build and run the community farm and its nonprofit. Cara is a Board Member and helps to lead fundraising for Norwell Farms. She is the creative genius behind Cross Street Flower Farm. She can design and build pretty much anything she dreams up for our farm.
In the summer of 2015, we began growing flowers for Norwell Farms. Word soon got out about our flowers and our bouquets sold out each week. This season, we have expanded our farm to ½ acres and we are growing over 50 unique, heirloom specialty cut flower varieties from April to October. We also built a greenhouse this year, installed a walk-in cooler and bought a walk-behind tractor.
Our bouquet shares have sold out this season, and we are also selling our flowers at the Hingham Farmers’ Market, to a few local florists & wedding designers and a limited number of pre-ordered bouquets and custom arrangements each week.
We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response to our flowers. Our customers love that our field grown flowers are more vibrant, fresh and fragrant than flowers sold in the local grocery store. We harvest and arrange our flowers by hand into elegant hand-tied bouquets and often get them to you the next day.
People often tell us that smelling our flowers spark childhood memories long forgotten. Our hope is that our beautiful and sweet smelling bouquets will transport you momentarily from the hustle and bustle of your daily life.