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Barnstead Farmstead

Barnstead Farmstead We are a local flower farm producing beautiful cut flowers for all occasion bouquets, weddings, and retail sales. The farm also serves as a market garden, providing local organically-grown vegetables to the Greater Southern Tiger and Finger Lakes Areas.

Follow our updates to see what’s coming in 2021 including pop-up flower shop days and markets. Upcoming wedding? We would love to help you celebrate. Reach out for more info. Looking for a flower fix? Join one of our CSAs or stop by for flower fix Wednesdays now through September 16. 5-7pm at the farm. Contact us for your special occasion floral needs, birthday/anniversary/Mother’s Day gift bouquets, or flowers just for you!

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It’s poison ivy, it’s not poison ivy.. pretty sure it’s poison ivy, bath it’s definitely not! Poison ivy (pictures 1 & 3...
05/17/2022

It’s poison ivy, it’s not poison ivy.. pretty sure it’s poison ivy, bath it’s definitely not!

Poison ivy (pictures 1 & 3) is super easy to identify! But there are a lot of similar plants…so know what you’re looking for.

Pro-tips:
- leaves of 3, let it be - this will NEVER fail you. Virginia Creeper pictured in images 2 & 4 here may have 3, 4 or 5 but poison ivy will always have 3.
- look for irregular lobed leaf edges, unlike the Virginia Creeper which has very serrated edges
- poison ivy is not always shiny so don’t count on that as a key characteristic
- poison ivy has many growth forms - on the ground, on the trees, so check out ID resources that show young plants through the very mature vining stage
- poison ivy can change appearance based on time of year - but rarely turns the bright red color of Virginia Creeper seen in fall. Notably, look for sprays of white berries in the summer, usually hanging overhead on mature vines.

When I’m doing - if you know you’re susceptible, carry a kit with an in-field solution that doesn’t require washing with soap&water you can use immediately after exposure (we like Technu or Zanfel)

***this is not sponsored in any way.

Grocery store prices got you down?? Buy your eggs from us! $4doz, $2half dozen or sign up for a subscription for weekly ...
05/16/2022

Grocery store prices got you down?? Buy your eggs from us! $4doz, $2half dozen or sign up for a subscription for weekly pick up and save $1! Our ducks are pasture raised year round and free range in the summer. They are well loved and make the tastiest eggs. Plus - we collect daily, so they are guaranteed FRESH.

Scroll for a little primer on differences between duck and chicken eggs (there is ZERO difference in taste)

Got a pocket full of posies! We planted way fewer pansies this year and I’m already regretting it. We’ll have these litt...
05/16/2022

Got a pocket full of posies! We planted way fewer pansies this year and I’m already regretting it. We’ll have these little gems for awhile though.

#edibleflowers #frizzlesizzle #viola #pansy #springflowers #pressedflowers #posies #slowflowers

Slowly but surely the flowers are filling in.. this heat is not what we want, but by the end of this month the field wil...
05/12/2022

Slowly but surely the flowers are filling in.. this heat is not what we want, but by the end of this month the field will be full - much like our calendar. Have a special event coming up? Grad party? Anniversary? Bridal/baby shower? We have weeknight availability and a few weekend dates still open.. let us make something glorious for you!

We will have tulips for just a few more weeks with these peony-petaled varieties and Queen of Night coming in this week....
05/12/2022

We will have tulips for just a few more weeks with these peony-petaled varieties and Queen of Night coming in this week. Need a bouquet this week?? Let us know!

The Empress of India, a bit early to the party, but we’re happy to have her! Nasturtiums are mostly known for their edib...
05/11/2022

The Empress of India, a bit early to the party, but we’re happy to have her!

Nasturtiums are mostly known for their edible quality, making a pretty and VERY peppery addition to salads, but they’re also super cool in arrangements, both foliage and flower. Excited to use this in a few very special upcoming events.

#nasturtium #edibleflowers #flowerfarm #notillflowers #redflowers #viningplants

The obsession is real. I planted about 1,200 fancy narcissus this year, and plan to plant another 12,000 next year. Folk...
05/10/2022

The obsession is real. I planted about 1,200 fancy narcissus this year, and plan to plant another 12,000 next year. Folks, grocery store flowers can never smell this good. Let me know if you want to grab some and take a whiff… I obviously have lots to share!

#narcissus #daffodils #flowerfarm #springflowers #springbulbs #fragrantnarcissus #cheerfulness #gaytabor #yellowcheerfulness #yellowflowers #whiteflowers #fragrantflowers #springweddingflowers

Did you sign up for a Spring Beauty CSA?? Check your emails tomorrow for updates!! In the meantime - check these tulips!...
05/09/2022

Did you sign up for a Spring Beauty CSA?? Check your emails tomorrow for updates!! In the meantime - check these tulips!!! 🤌🌷❤️

We’ve got three bouquets, 2 vases, and 4 little bud vases left! Still need a Mother’s Day gift?? Let us know! Pair fresh...
05/07/2022

We’ve got three bouquets, 2 vases, and 4 little bud vases left! Still need a Mother’s Day gift?? Let us know!

Pair fresh flowers with a cute candle, card and bath soak! Starting at $30 for the whole package. $5 delivery fee to HH-Corning-Elmira-Watkins

We’re here! And set up on time for once. Come get some flowers before they’re gone!!
05/07/2022

We’re here! And set up on time for once. Come get some flowers before they’re gone!!

A little something we’re trying out at upcoming vendor events.. meet the BF scented candle! Contains fresh and dried bot...
05/07/2022

A little something we’re trying out at upcoming vendor events.. meet the BF scented candle! Contains fresh and dried botanicals from the farm with the best quality essential oils and soy wax from beans grown in the Midwest. Grab one tomorrow at @_360aurora Spring Market and let us know what you think!

Some new bloomers in the field! Specialty daffodils are my new obsession- and they smell wonderful! Come get some tomorr...
05/06/2022

Some new bloomers in the field! Specialty daffodils are my new obsession- and they smell wonderful! Come get some tomorrow! Mixed bouquets and bunches.

A little tour around the farm… our favorite thing to do at night. We take a little leisurely stroll to check on all the ...
05/06/2022

A little tour around the farm… our favorite thing to do at night. We take a little leisurely stroll to check on all the projects and plants, keeping an eye for signs of new life, or potential issues for the next day.

A couple of ongoing projects… we’re working to slowly restore the ~200 yr old orchard o. The property. There are lots of old remnants around, and we’re adding a few trees each year - this year it was four apple trees.

We’ve also added a rose garden. Little by little we’ll be growing the collection and hopefully in a few years this whole area will be filled with flowers. Behind that is a patch of young willow.

We’ve got a good start on native flowering trees/shrubs with some lilacs, redbud and forsythia. This year we’ve added some more redbud, dogwood, elderberry, serviceberry, cranberry, hazelnut and more lilac.

Todays journey included a stop in the asparagus patch - and those little stalks are POPPIN’ ..so excited!

And finally a survey of the [email protected] we’ve added to our front landscaping. There was a lot already in place, but the ultimate goal is to fill all the beds to the brim with perennials that will keep some color here all season.

Thanks for stopping by!

Heyooo!! To celebrate moms everywhere, our own soon-to-be mom status, and communities supporting local businesses - WE’R...
05/01/2022

Heyooo!! To celebrate moms everywhere, our own soon-to-be mom status, and communities supporting local businesses - WE’RE DOING A GIVEAWAY!

First prize: a 6-week bouquet subscription!

Second prize: a gift box of local goodies and our cutting garden seed collection

Entering is simple - come see us next weekend at the @_360aurora event and make any fresh flower purchase (we’ll have options starting at $5).

Come on out - Saturday, 5/7 from 12-4!

Who needs some flowers today? We have vases arrangements ($35/20) or small and large bouquets ($45/25). Available throug...
04/30/2022

Who needs some flowers today? We have vases arrangements ($35/20) or small and large bouquets ($45/25). Available through Wednesday! Send me a note for free delivery to Horseheads-Elmira-Watkins-Corning.

Pete - the lover of all, the destroyer of fencing around flower fields, the king of finding the deepest mud puddle the d...
04/30/2022

Pete - the lover of all, the destroyer of fencing around flower fields, the king of finding the deepest mud puddle the day after bath day, the eater of raw duck eggs and other animal poop, the greeter of every neighbor who walks along the road (which is all of them, frequently). Not quite a year here on the farm but he’s settling into farm dog life reasonably well. We love our best boy.

#petethedog #dogsofinstagram #aussie #wigglebutts #shepherd #farmdog #bestlife #sunbathing #porchsitting

More flowers! Picking the fields clean for events this weekend and next. Unless we have leftovers - fresh flowers will o...
04/29/2022

More flowers! Picking the fields clean for events this weekend and next. Unless we have leftovers - fresh flowers will only be available at the upcoming Spring Fling Market and Spring 360 Market this and next Saturday. See you there!!

The best way to provide food and resources for wild pollinators (birds, bees, flies) is through a native planting. Bird ...
04/29/2022

The best way to provide food and resources for wild pollinators (birds, bees, flies) is through a native planting. Bird feeders that you fill with seed can often be a disease transference point and a predator attractant, whereas native flowers produce the variety of food sources our pollinator communities evolved with and thrive on. Need some resources or a garden plan? Let us help! Send us a note and we’ll share our guide to native, pollinator plants for the northeast along with resources to find seeds.

My sister was telling my his morning about a wild duck who’s been hanging with his mate in her yard for years and two da...
04/29/2022

My sister was telling my his morning about a wild duck who’s been hanging with his mate in her yard for years and two days ago that poor drake lost his mate to another animal. He’s been hanging around looking for her ever since. Nature can be a bit cruel on occasion - and on this one, it prompted me to share this photo of our sweet little ducks.

They are a total pain most of the time, but also one of the joys of my life. It has been a dream of mine to have ducks for EVER and when @kbizz231 caved and let us bring home these sweet little peepers - well the world was very bright around here.

Both my sis’ story, and thinking about our own flock reminds me of how much we rely on nature and animals in particular - our ducks provide food, but also pest control and they create 70% of the fertilizer we use. They also dig one hell of a mud pit! In any case - if you’re driving around this spring, slow down for the ducks and other creatures, clean out your bird houses to allow for new nests, plant a pollinator garden for native bees, ya know - show some love.

Weighing and packing up seeds for our cutting garden collection. Five cut flower favorites - dahlia, zinnia, sunflower, ...
04/29/2022

Weighing and packing up seeds for our cutting garden collection. Five cut flower favorites - dahlia, zinnia, sunflower, celosia and strawflower - for the makings of beautiful bouquets all summer. We have a very limited supply of the full kit left … and a few straggler individual packets of some varieties. Get them before they’re gone (and also before it’s too late to start this season).

#seedstarting #seeds #cutflowergarden #cutflowers #cuttinggarden #flowerseeds #seedcollection #slowflowers

We’ll have a handful of those bath soaks to us and next weekend. Purchase solo, or put together a gift box with any CSA ...
04/29/2022

We’ll have a handful of those bath soaks to us and next weekend. Purchase solo, or put together a gift box with any CSA PURCHASE. Two scents: lavender vanilla and citrus rose.

Summer workshops are live!! We have a ton of dates and options open - grab a spot for you and your mom, you and your pal...
04/28/2022

Summer workshops are live!! We have a ton of dates and options open - grab a spot for you and your mom, you and your pals, you and your bridal party…the gang! Spots are limited to 8 per workshop. All materials are provided and you get to take home the vase we use in our centerpiece workshops. Workshops are hosted in our brand new workshop space on the farm.

Barnsteadfarmstead.com/flower-market or visit the link in bio to register

Not seeing a date/time you like? Interested in a private event or booking a location off farm for a larger group?? Send us a note! We are happy and available to accommodate (off-site locations in Elmira or Corning possible or at your place!)

Are you a weekly grocery store flower person? Like to treat yourself every now and again? Wish you had a garden full of ...
04/26/2022

Are you a weekly grocery store flower person? Like to treat yourself every now and again? Wish you had a garden full of flowers to cut and design with??

Check out our bouquet subscriptions! We have a little something for everyone at a price that says “WORTH IT!”

Bonus: the flowers you get each week are:
~ SO FRESH, picked daily
~ Organically and sustainably grown
~ Varieties you cannot get in the store
~ Profits support our farm and efforts to invest in education, habitat creation, food production, & pollinator conservation
~ Guaranteed to make your/the recipient’s week or month just a little brighter!

Give it a try! We know you’ll love it. Plus! Free delivery in the greater Elmira - Watkins - Horseheads area! (Just enter the delivery zip code at checkout to make sure you’re in our radius)

Order today at www.barnsteadfarmstead.com/flower-market

Address

407 Veteran Hill Road
Horseheads, NY
14845

Products

Farm fresh duck eggs
Organic veggies
CSA/garden boxes
Cut flowers & Market bouquets
Special occasion bouquets
Floral design services

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Support local businesses and CCE Chemung--buy a Taste of Chemung Giftbox! Like last year, we'll be highlighting each item in the box over the next week. Today we want to share about Barnstead Farmstead --a new cut-flower farm in Erin, NY! Growing locally grown flowers for weddings, events, and retail, Keith and Kirsten Barnstead are passionate about implementing permaculture practices on their farm. Try your green thumb and grow one of everyone's favorite flower varieties: Dahlias! Get your Taste of Chemung Giftbox for more info on their flower CSA, wreath making classes, and a packet of seeds. Order here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Giftbox_207
Excellent results of Barnstead Farmstead Wreath Making Workshop and Wreath kits...on display! Thank you, Kirsten Barnstead for an amazing, fun and rewarding wreath workshop! Kirsten Barnstead
dude... I could not wait to start sharing some of these 😍 Ryan Goodrich Tee Tulachanh Flowers by: Barnstead Farmstead 😻
"My skull is full of sunken ships My heart's a prisoner to my ribs We're flesh and bone when we're all alone But together, forever, we'll live" #notGoodrichenoughfortruthincliche 📷: BAKER Photography 🥀: Barnstead Farmstead 🦈: Kelly Ormsby