Farm to Vase
DON'T WAIT FOR THE SNOW TO MELT and the ground to thaw—brighten up your early spring with fresh, locally grown flowers right now.
Anemones bloom from September through May at Battenfeld Farm in Red Hook, a self-service flower shop and greenhouse that offers hand-picked, individually graded flowers on a first come, first served basis—come in, select a pre-cut bouquet from the cooler, peruse the greenhouse and leave your money in the wooden cashbox.
F.W. Battenfeld & Son, originally violet producers, have been in the floriculture business for more than 40 years. Their hybrid anemones, derived from a variety native to the Normandy coast, grace resorts, hotels and restaurants around the world.
A member of the buttercup family, the 120 varieties of anemones are particularly hardy and can last in a vase up to nine days. You don’t have to wait for April showers—bring a little springtime color to your home right now.