Dazzle your living spaces with rainbows of color you’ll find at the flower vendors at the Olympia Farmers Market. Throughout the summer and fall, ride the waves of pink zinnias and outrageous dahlias. Spectacular sunflowers on their sturdy stems have inspired painters for decades and even encourage me to bring out the paints.
“I love working with flowers,” said Marylou Ceniza of Heaven’s Meadow Flowers. Her prolific garden produces cosmos, zinnias, dahlias and snap dragons, to name a few. When Marylou isn’t at the market or tending to her flowers, she is a Registered Nurse at Providence St. Peter Hospital. Somehow, she also manages to do photography.
Maria Ojeda of Ojeda Farms also grows an abundance of lovely flowers in an impressive variety of colors, textures and sizes. She is happy to create a bouquet with your choice of available flowers. You can add farm grown baby’s breath or Queen Anne’s lace for a nice touch. If you need flowers for a special event, you can make an order ahead of time. Listening to customer requests, Maria continues to expand the number of colors of blooms. Recently she brought a large container of purple lisianthus, a plant that prefers warmer climates making them hard to grow in these parts. A lucky customer snapped them up for a bridal shower she was hosting. Ojeda Farms also grows berries.
Psychologists confirm that giving and/or receiving flowers gives a boost to all involved. My weekly farmshare provides a bouquet and it absolutely does my heart good to see it every day in my house. Bring a bouquet home to see how it works for you.
The Market is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There are flowers throughout the day, but, of course, the selection is optimal first thing. As summer melts into fall, you will discover new blooms and new colors: enjoy all of them.
You can get more information about the market by going to the Olympia Farmers Market website or by calling the office at 360.352.9096.
Olympia Farmers Market
700 Capitol Way N, Olympia