The Farm at Oxford

The Farm at Oxford

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Made this beautiful arrangement with the beautiful assortment of flowers I picked up yesterday😀😀💕💕🌷🌷
I stopped in WorKS for the first time this past Friday specifically for your shop. It had been a long week, and that day was the last day at a job that just wasn’t a good fit. Your plants were exactly what I needed! I picked up two, and instantly felt a wave of calm and peace wash over me as I drove home. Plus, I bought things you already potted and put together, giving them a fighting chance under my care! 😉
Thank you for the work you do and the care with which you do it! 💗
Despite her lack of opposable thumbs, Louise is going to lend a paw to my bulb planting today.
#thefarmatoxford
I am glad I found you... The Earth laughs in flowers... :)>
Please share news about Shannon Hayes, farmer, blogger, author, activist from upstate NY, the next speaker at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, Thank You!
What is your address?
Loving my dahlias from The Works in Kennett Square!
The first spring share was magnificent. Not sure how you can top it this week, but I am betting you will. Thank you for these beautiful flowers.
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Fresh Floral Workshop last week and how happy the flowers make me every time I walk past them in my house! We are so lucky to have you in Chester County!
What a nice surprise in Southern Chester County! Your flowers are beautiful!
Here are my beautys ,just cut and ready for a trip to Philadelphia. Our son and dil having baby girl today ! These are for her , dont know her name yet.
Where is this farm? Address?

Retail flower & plant shop in Kennett Square ...growing cut flowers in Chester County. Sustainably grown blooms, wholesale, workshops, bouquet shares!

Visit our KSQ space 432 S Walnut St KSQ ; or shop online www.thefarmatoxford.com We grow thousands of sustainable blooms at our private family farm in Lincoln University PA for you ever year. Offering 3-4 week flower shares, weekly bouquets, specialty plants, corms, roots, tubers and more. On-farm workshops from April-December. Be sure to follow us on FB or Instagram! @thefarmatoxford

Operating as usual

10/02/2021

These last few days have been a blur of activity-one more day of a crazy busy schedule to go 💪🏼. Sharing M’s bridal all dressed up & ready to go for tomorrow😍 Might be an all time favorite. #thosecosmos #bridalbouquet #pagrown #locallove

These last few days have been a blur of activity-one more day of a crazy busy schedule to go 💪🏼. Sharing M’s bridal all dressed up & ready to go for tomorrow😍 Might be an all time favorite. #thosecosmos #bridalbouquet #pagrown #locallove

09/29/2021

Today my 11year old told me that he was embarrassed by my behavior.

Well not quite - but that's what it felt like. Here's the story.
We were leaving his dentist. A gentleman stopped us right inside the outer door to exit.
'Do you know where this address is?'
I looked at the address from a safe distance.
I told him I wasn't sure where 415 was but that these #'s were 400-404 and that we had only ever been there. I suggested he go inside the building & ask someone who worked there.
I was totally polite to him.
We left.
In the car, Julian: 'You know, you were more concerned about us & our safety than helping that man. I think that's sad'
Me:🤭 ‘wait you think that what I did was not right?'
'Well no, you could have offered to help him. I don't think he has a phone to look things up'
'Well I told him I wasn't sure where he should go-what else could I have done?'
'Well you could have looked it up for him'
I reversed out, pulled up to the man, pulled it up on my phone, 'I think it's across the street but I'm not positive, here it is on the map'
'Thank you'
We drive away.
Julian : 'See there you go. That took a minute'
(we went to get ice cream)

Schooled by an 11 year old. I tried explaining to him my adult point of view, especially as a woman. That, being approached by a man, while being alone with my child..my hackles go up. How do I explain to an 11yo boy who has really never seen a day of true fear in his life that women live like this all the time? That as a mom, my first responsibility is to protect him & YES worry about OUR safety over someone else's.

BUT- he's not wrong either. And I love his heart & passion & the fact that he's not afraid to speak up to me & that I can still learn.

In my generation/my parents generation- many times that would not be looked upon kindly. We have always encouraged him to speak his mind as it develops-it's times like this that show me that we are doing something RIGHT.

I know that eventually life will change him, harden him. Turn him more suspicious. It's sad that we have to fear others who might need our help. I do hope that man found 415. And that I am very proud of my son today💞

Today my 11year old told me that he was embarrassed by my behavior.

Well not quite - but that's what it felt like. Here's the story.
We were leaving his dentist. A gentleman stopped us right inside the outer door to exit.
'Do you know where this address is?'
I looked at the address from a safe distance.
I told him I wasn't sure where 415 was but that these #'s were 400-404 and that we had only ever been there. I suggested he go inside the building & ask someone who worked there.
I was totally polite to him.
We left.
In the car, Julian: 'You know, you were more concerned about us & our safety than helping that man. I think that's sad'
Me:🤭 ‘wait you think that what I did was not right?'
'Well no, you could have offered to help him. I don't think he has a phone to look things up'
'Well I told him I wasn't sure where he should go-what else could I have done?'
'Well you could have looked it up for him'
I reversed out, pulled up to the man, pulled it up on my phone, 'I think it's across the street but I'm not positive, here it is on the map'
'Thank you'
We drive away.
Julian : 'See there you go. That took a minute'
(we went to get ice cream)

Schooled by an 11 year old. I tried explaining to him my adult point of view, especially as a woman. That, being approached by a man, while being alone with my child..my hackles go up. How do I explain to an 11yo boy who has really never seen a day of true fear in his life that women live like this all the time? That as a mom, my first responsibility is to protect him & YES worry about OUR safety over someone else's.

BUT- he's not wrong either. And I love his heart & passion & the fact that he's not afraid to speak up to me & that I can still learn.

In my generation/my parents generation- many times that would not be looked upon kindly. We have always encouraged him to speak his mind as it develops-it's times like this that show me that we are doing something RIGHT.

I know that eventually life will change him, harden him. Turn him more suspicious. It's sad that we have to fear others who might need our help. I do hope that man found 415. And that I am very proud of my son today💞

Photos from The Farm at Oxford's post 09/27/2021

SOLD OUT

💐Dahlia You Pick💐
You guys have been asking for YEARS and I finally got it together!

Join us on 10/11 for the last event of our fresh season, a you pick experience in our soon to be overflowing dahlia field.

Limited availability. I launched it in my stories earlier (see you should always be viewing my insta stories!) and it's already almost half sold out.

It's small scale - so there are no big crowds or a rushed experience. Here’s the chance to take home a big ole bucket of dahlias.

Take your insta photos in the field.
Photography welcomed.
Pumpkin patch sale at the farm shed too-so excited about this one.
MAYBE some fall plants if I can get it together.

Join us! 💞💞This is literally the LAST event we will hold in our fields this year and I'm super excited to close out another amazing season with my best customers.

Book here: https://www.thefarmatoxford.com/events/youpick21

💥Details including fine print on our website under Events or go to my Stories and click the link.

09/25/2021

This morning the house was 68 & I put on my wool sweater. I also thought it might be fun to do a little intro-we have some new faces on board with us (thanks reels!). Humor me?

I hail from California, born & raised & moved to PA 8 years ago with our little family, just Greg, Julian and Portia. Now the farmstead houses a dog, a cat, 20+ chickens, 2 turkeys, guineas, extra guest cats that come to eat Chauncey's food & the fox who lives in the back peony field. I would love to get more animals, but Greg has said NO. Still thinking about how to 'accidentally' sneak in some aplacas. Pretty sure in my old age, I will be giving off some serious Tasha Tudor vibes.

My 20 yr career was in digital marketing for big software/hardware companies. I started way back when a website couldn't even handle online payments &you still had to run everything manually. I remember the first 'coupon codes' I setup for email & how fun it was to see them work. It is fascinating to see how far technology has come & still proud that I am still ‘in it’ in some way/shape/form but for our little business- instead of a big corporate name. I always was restless in my career- feeling like I should be doing something else-BUILDING something, but I didn't realize what.

We moved here in 2013-and found our southern Chester County 12 acre farmette the following year. As we walked the property for the first time, Greg asked 'what will we do with all this land?' Now we grow specialty cut flowers, along with selling unusual plants, roots, corms etc. We added this aspect to our business about 3 years ago & it's one of my favorite parts. Knowing that you are going to be growing these babies alongside us for your own gardens. I think of my young self, hoarding all the crazy plants on a tiny 6500 sq ft plot in CA in pots, and how happy I would be for my future self. I thank the universe often for bringing me here; and know how blessed I really am.

Thanks for being here! 😘 Anything you wonder about or want to know about our journey? Ask in the comments below! Or tag a friend who might want to know more about our little farm. #chescopa

This morning the house was 68 & I put on my wool sweater. I also thought it might be fun to do a little intro-we have some new faces on board with us (thanks reels!). Humor me?

I hail from California, born & raised & moved to PA 8 years ago with our little family, just Greg, Julian and Portia. Now the farmstead houses a dog, a cat, 20+ chickens, 2 turkeys, guineas, extra guest cats that come to eat Chauncey's food & the fox who lives in the back peony field. I would love to get more animals, but Greg has said NO. Still thinking about how to 'accidentally' sneak in some aplacas. Pretty sure in my old age, I will be giving off some serious Tasha Tudor vibes.

My 20 yr career was in digital marketing for big software/hardware companies. I started way back when a website couldn't even handle online payments &you still had to run everything manually. I remember the first 'coupon codes' I setup for email & how fun it was to see them work. It is fascinating to see how far technology has come & still proud that I am still ‘in it’ in some way/shape/form but for our little business- instead of a big corporate name. I always was restless in my career- feeling like I should be doing something else-BUILDING something, but I didn't realize what.

We moved here in 2013-and found our southern Chester County 12 acre farmette the following year. As we walked the property for the first time, Greg asked 'what will we do with all this land?' Now we grow specialty cut flowers, along with selling unusual plants, roots, corms etc. We added this aspect to our business about 3 years ago & it's one of my favorite parts. Knowing that you are going to be growing these babies alongside us for your own gardens. I think of my young self, hoarding all the crazy plants on a tiny 6500 sq ft plot in CA in pots, and how happy I would be for my future self. I thank the universe often for bringing me here; and know how blessed I really am.

Thanks for being here! 😘 Anything you wonder about or want to know about our journey? Ask in the comments below! Or tag a friend who might want to know more about our little farm. #chescopa

Photos from The Farm at Oxford's post 09/24/2021

The littlest plant shop @workskennettsquare is looking so good! Thanks so much to Emily for coming on to help us keep the place clean & spiffy - she even reorganized things a bit and I just love it! Have you been in lately ? If not - definitely check it out! Open 11-5 Fri-Sun - 💐fresh bouquets, eucalyptus bundles & tulsi basil and apple mint tea bunches are all loaded in for you too! #ittakesavillage #shopksq #pagrown #brandywinevalley #historickennett

09/23/2021

Oh hey- I’m in here somewhere 🤣 Went into the field for ‘just a few minutes’ to clean up some rows and an hour later came out with this. My life these days! #dahlias #allday #flowerlife #fempreneur #blooms #pagrown

Oh hey- I’m in here somewhere 🤣 Went into the field for ‘just a few minutes’ to clean up some rows and an hour later came out with this. My life these days! #dahlias #allday #flowerlife #fempreneur #blooms #pagrown

09/22/2021

Welcome 🍂- I’ve been waiting for you! Just around the corner are soup days, wood stove mornings & flannel leggings. 🤗 But for now we will enjoy the dahlias as they head into their few weeks of prime bloom. Get ready for dahlia spam! #pagrown #gardening #blooms #fallfeels #whyilovephilly

Welcome 🍂- I’ve been waiting for you! Just around the corner are soup days, wood stove mornings & flannel leggings. 🤗 But for now we will enjoy the dahlias as they head into their few weeks of prime bloom. Get ready for dahlia spam! #pagrown #gardening #blooms #fallfeels #whyilovephilly

Photos from The Farm at Oxford's post 09/21/2021

About last nite❤️🔥#farmlife #inseasonblooms #growtember

Photos from The Farm at Oxford's post 09/19/2021

Perfect breezy day on the farm for our first 2021 dahlia workshop. As usual - I took hardly any photos because I was too busy chatting with everyone - what a wonderful group of 12 ladies it was.💞💞

Two more workshop dates for dahlias open in the next 2 weeks then that’s it for this year. A few spots left - details on our website.

https://www.thefarmatoxford.com/events/dahliatour21

Grab a friend & Don’t miss your chance to tour our farm, cut your own dahlias & learn how to design with these showy stems. #chescopa #mainlinepa #pagrown #growyourown #brandywinevalle

09/17/2021

Not normally a sunflower lover, but this late summer blend is just perfection if I do say so myself. Bridal bouquet for Alaina💞🌻 Every stem grown locally. #pagrown #ido #summerbouquet #chescopa #boml #mainlinepa

Not normally a sunflower lover, but this late summer blend is just perfection if I do say so myself. Bridal bouquet for Alaina💞🌻 Every stem grown locally. #pagrown #ido #summerbouquet #chescopa #boml #mainlinepa

09/14/2021

Creme de Cognac & Totally Tangerine dahlias mingling nicely here. I’m starting to catalogue what to keep and what to cut from the roster for next year.

Every year, I cut about 25% of our varieties in our efforts to focus more on those that are top producers for us. This year, I might increase that even more - Bad plant habits (floppy or super bushy) or slow flower production (late to start or stingy on blooms) or disease prone & you get the cut.

Both of these might be on the chopping block - CdC because it has a very low bushy plant habit requiring a lot of deep center cuts to get decent stems & TT because it doesn’t last at all as a cut and is suited better to landscapes than a commercial field.

Sadly- it’s not just about beauty when you’re cutting for production sales! Sometimes I find different varieties behave differently depending on regional growing areas as well. A winner for one might be a dud for another.

Keep a watch out in late fall after we dig-I may put our culls on a sale list for y’all if you are interested in trying them out in your gardens.

Just because it’s not great for us doesn’t mean you won’t love it! #dahlias #pagrown #flowerfarm

Creme de Cognac & Totally Tangerine dahlias mingling nicely here. I’m starting to catalogue what to keep and what to cut from the roster for next year.

Every year, I cut about 25% of our varieties in our efforts to focus more on those that are top producers for us. This year, I might increase that even more - Bad plant habits (floppy or super bushy) or slow flower production (late to start or stingy on blooms) or disease prone & you get the cut.

Both of these might be on the chopping block - CdC because it has a very low bushy plant habit requiring a lot of deep center cuts to get decent stems & TT because it doesn’t last at all as a cut and is suited better to landscapes than a commercial field.

Sadly- it’s not just about beauty when you’re cutting for production sales! Sometimes I find different varieties behave differently depending on regional growing areas as well. A winner for one might be a dud for another.

Keep a watch out in late fall after we dig-I may put our culls on a sale list for y’all if you are interested in trying them out in your gardens.

Just because it’s not great for us doesn’t mean you won’t love it! #dahlias #pagrown #flowerfarm

09/12/2021

Sweet Nathalie finally shining now that the weather is cooler. Did some field maintenance today including foliage feeding micro nutrients - did you know dahlias take in nutrients and water through their leaves? Sometimes it’s a faster way to feed them through their roots. Tomorrow I’ll go checkout the Philadelphia dahlia society show @longwoodgardens - it’s a great place to get ideas for new varieties to try. #dahlias #pagrown #chescopa

Sweet Nathalie finally shining now that the weather is cooler. Did some field maintenance today including foliage feeding micro nutrients - did you know dahlias take in nutrients and water through their leaves? Sometimes it’s a faster way to feed them through their roots. Tomorrow I’ll go checkout the Philadelphia dahlia society show @longwoodgardens - it’s a great place to get ideas for new varieties to try. #dahlias #pagrown #chescopa

09/09/2021

Brown Sugar and PNC playing nicely here. We got just the right amount of rain last nite thankfully. Mother Nature playing well with others for once!

If you love dahlias make sure to catch one of our workshop opportunities here on the farm later this month OR our virtual class in collab with @longwoodgardens at the end of the month. Multiple opportunities to learn how we grow and design with dahlias before the season with them is done.

Details for on farm

https://www.thefarmatoxford.com/events/dahliatour21

(shocked the sunset class on 10/1 isn’t full it’s the best time of day!)

& Longwood’s class

https://longwoodgardens.org/events-performances/events/dazzling-dahlias-online-class

. #dahlias #brandywinevalley #chescopa #pagrown #mainlinepa

Brown Sugar and PNC playing nicely here. We got just the right amount of rain last nite thankfully. Mother Nature playing well with others for once!

If you love dahlias make sure to catch one of our workshop opportunities here on the farm later this month OR our virtual class in collab with @longwoodgardens at the end of the month. Multiple opportunities to learn how we grow and design with dahlias before the season with them is done.

Details for on farm

https://www.thefarmatoxford.com/events/dahliatour21

(shocked the sunset class on 10/1 isn’t full it’s the best time of day!)

& Longwood’s class

https://longwoodgardens.org/events-performances/events/dazzling-dahlias-online-class

. #dahlias #brandywinevalley #chescopa #pagrown #mainlinepa

Love Local Blooms

We believe strongly in supporting local flowers. As such, we grow thousands of sustainable blooms annually at our private family farm in Lincoln University PA as well as source from other farms around us when our stems are not enough; small farmers and customers both benefit and the business stays local.

Locals! Visit our retail space enclosed within WorKS in Kennett Square at 432 S. Walnut Street; we offer plants, fresh flowers and floral related gifts and products. You can get flower bulbs, dahlia tubers, peony roots, etc from us as well. We sell our fresh flowers to various local retail outlets such as Terrain at Styers and Country Butcher.

We offer fresh floral workshops all through the year; a CSA bouquet share in spring and fall; many floral design, succulent & holiday wreath workshops; and fresh blooms to florists and designers in multiple PA counties. We host private workshop events for bridal or baby showers or birthdays as well.

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook and find out how you can get a bunch of our sustainable, locally grown flowers at a location near you!

Note: As we are a family farm, we are not open to public visits; but welcome you at our retail botanical space at 432 S Walnut Street in KSQ from Friday to Sunday 11-5!! Thank you for your love of local and support!

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The pollinators were all over this bucket of discarded dahlias yesterday. Getting every last morsel of food in before wi...
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Bye bye 2016 annuals. Tulips will go in this row in a few weeks. #flailmower #chestercountypa #farmlife #fallcleanup
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Sunday 11am - 5pm