Flowers grown in rhythm with the season

 

Flywheel Flowers grows quality, unique cut flowers for those seeking local, seasonal beauty to fill their homes or make any gathering a special affair. 

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All photos courtesy of She of the Woods
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About Flywheel Flowers

The farm was started by Carole Mapes in 2017. After moving to Maine in 2013 to work on small diversified farms she found flower farming to be a great fit for her interests.

Flywheel Flowers is located in Unity, Maine. Carole was selected by MOFGA to live and farm on the organization's property as the farmer-in-residence. Which has been an invaluable opportunity as a beginning farmer.  

We're proud to sell flowers throughout Waldo county and the Mid-coast region. Once a week you can find our beautiful blooms at the green on Harbor Drive in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island.

The farm name originated from a fall evening pressing cider, where the conversation turned to the flywheel on the press. Carole was then struck by how fitting of a metaphor it was for farming. A lifestyle and business that takes it momentum from rotational energy that takes us all through each year of growing and producing. 

At Flywheel Flowers the is on emphasis on unique blooms that reflect the seasons. Farming is a lifestyle Carole was drawn to because it moves in rhythm with the seasons. Flywheel Flowers will reflect a time and place. The goal is to grow and learn the patterns of our little piece land here along Sandy Stream in Unity, Maine. For this reason it is also a priority of at the farm to grown in accordance with organic practices. The bulk of the stems produced by Flywheel are certified organic. With the exceptions of a few things thing tulips or lisianthus which are unavailable organically. 

Finding our Flowers

Flywheel Flowers are available through several outlets. Below we list our markets and flower CSA options. The farm will also pops at various venues throughout the state. Please follow us on social media to stay up-to-date or through the contact us link at the bottom of the page. We are currently working with several designers but are interested in working with more so please contact us to inquire.

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Bulk Buckets for Events

Bulk buckets are a great option for wedding and events. Starting at $80, will provide you enough flowers to fill 7-12 mason jars depending on how full. The bucket will contain a mix of different design elements and be selected from what we have growing.

We also offer the option to selected specific flowers or color palette, the starting price for these buckets would be $100. Please contact us for more information. 

Flywheel Flowers works with a select few brides and event coordinators every year. Please contact with details if your interested in this service.  

Contact us at flywheelflowers@gmail.com or (207) 416-9845.

Dried Flowers

Every year we grow an abundance of flowers for dry. We try and add unique textures and colors alongside the old standards. The first real show of all these beauties and the creations we make with them is at Common Ground Country Fair in September. After this weekend we'll continue to turn out wreaths, braids and all things crunchy for markets, pop-ups and Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor. We're looking into shipping out these creations as well, so stay tuned. 

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