WELCOME TO TFYFCo
An Urban Flower Farm in Steveston, BC
The Front Yard Flower Co. is a small urban flower farm based out of Steveston, BC. Growing flowers is something that gives me an immense amount of joy and sharing them is even better. From asters to zinnias and everything else in between, every flower has its place and adds its own unique spirit to a hand tied bouquet. I hope to share with you some of the beauty that is lovingly grown on the farm each year!
I live in my childhood home, that was built by my parents and we moved into when I was one year old. My family never moved and still lives in this house today. Eight years ago, I followed in my father’s footsteps of backyard gardening. He always maintained our small but productive vegetable plot and I remember eating fresh cucumbers and tomatoes as a child, still warm from the summer sun. He passed on the gardening to me as he was getting older and several years ago, we removed our front lawn to make space for more.
The idea of an urban flower farm came in the early spring days of March 2017 after considering other things to grow. I have always loved and admired flowers from early on. My grandmother’s backyard (she used to live next door in a cute yellow house) was full of dahlias and my Dad loved to grow perfumed sweet peas that scaled up the trellises in our backyard. Even as I became a wedding photographer, I was always drawn to the colours and textures in wedding bouquets and loved photographing them. I would often find myself dreaming of flowers and it occurred to me that it might be possible to combine this love with an intensive model of small-scale farming right here in the city. In the summer of 2017, as a pilot project, I grew many varieties of flowers from zinnias to snapdragons and was also able to sell to a local florist whose focus was supporting locally produced product. It was exciting and challenging and from there, I decided that this was where I wanted to go next.
The farm has been expanding ever since and we are moving to Steveston where we will hopefully stay long term. Thank you for joining us on our farm journey and I hope to share some blooms with you soon!
CHEMICAL FREE AND GROWN WITH LOVE
From the tiniest of poppy seed to the larger tulip bulbs, each plant is grown and nurtured with loving care to ensure the best quality locally grown can offer. I don't use any chemicals on the plants and focus on natural farming methods. That means that I aim to improve the soil I grow in which in turn, grows better flowers!