Pick your own flower bouquet at Bayfield Blooms
Apples are the focus of Bayfield Apple Fest, but there’s more than fruit on Bayfield’s “Fruit Loop.”
Bayfield Blooms offers pick-your-own flower bouquets on the same land as Blue Vista Farms.
When you arrive, you’re given a vase and a pair of snips and then “unleashed” into the field. It’s a bit of a different experience than blueberry or raspberry picking.
“It’s not food, so you’re not eating it. So people are coming here for kind of like a different nourishment,” Bayfield Blooms owner Missy Krift said. “They’re not coming here to eat it; they’re coming here because they love flowers, they love the colors. It kind of satisfies their soul.”
Krift has worked in agriculture around the Northland for years, and she felt like this was her logical next step. She has about an acre of flowers at Blue Vista Farm. Around 90 percent of them are annuals, so she starts them from seed every year.
“It’s a lot of waiting, it’s a lot of hoping. Every spring, I’m like, this is never going to happen,” she said. “You just kind of keep the faith and then before you know it, they’re all blooming.”
Picking generally starts in mid-July and goes through mid-October.
Krift says flowers are beautiful whether you get them from the grocery store or fresh from the field. But there is something special about the experience of creating your own bouquet.
“We have 10 rows, 150-foot rows, and you can just see, ‘I really like that one,’ or ‘That one fits with what I’m going for.’ You can choose your own color scheme, you can really pick the flowers that kind of speak to you,” she said.
Bayfield Blooms plans to be open through Apple Fest weekend.
“You know that you’re supporting a local, very small business,” Krift said.