Springboard Farm has been a serendipitous endeavor from the start. Moving out of Seattle and house-hunting all over King and Pierce County, our dream was simply to own a house of our own where we could sow a small vegetable garden and start a family. After searching high and low, we found a little red house on acreage with a small barn and little else on the property- I was more excited about the barn and property than the house! Sitting on a 2.7 acre corner lot just above the fertile Puyallup valley, we are located in the Summit-Waller neighborhood, conveniently located between downtown Puyallup and Tacoma.
From pigs and cows, to chickens, turkeys, goats and ducks, we’ve seen a lot of animals come and go throughout our exuberant and inexperienced stab at farming. Overzealous winter seed catalog purchases, dreams of spinning wool from angora goats, a 1,500 sf vegetable garden- you name it we’ve probably tried it. With the arrival of our son in December of 2014, our interests became much more focused. Striving to find the right balance between work and family has been a struggle, and we’re hoping to find a better balance between the two- with less time commuting and more time growing flowers and family!
There are many flowers available to consumers from either a local or global market, so we’re striving to focus on unusual flowers that don’t transport well commercially, or aren’t available within the local supermarket floral department. While dahlias are among my favorite flowers, we’re expanding our endeavor to early spring blooms of tulips and ranunculus, and anemones in the early summer. Garden staples of zinnias and sunflowers in new and unusual colors are also in the works for summer bouquets. Mason arrangements and modestly elegant mixed bouquets are among the daily seasonal selection in our farm stand. We will also consider small local weddings, or larger styled arrangements on a case-by-case basis. Feel free to email us if you can’t find what you’re looking for or have something specific in mind.
While still small we pride ourselves on our sustainable, conscientious choices while growing flowers here on the farm. Though we are not FDA certified organic, we never spray herbicides or pesticides and take pride in knowing our family- and yours- is safe from chemical sprays or additives. While this may mean there are a few more weeds around, and some crops may suffer from year-year, we feel good about supporting local beneficial insects and birds, along with the safety of our children and yours.
We appreciate our local communities’ growing support, and are looking to continually grow the scope of our blooms each year.
In cultivating an acre of flowers, and thousands of individual stems, there is no greater reward than providing them for you on one of the most important days in your life- your wedding day. Meticulously grown and gathered, we select the weeks’ best blooms for wedding orders before any other commitments are filled.
Choosing locally grown flowers not only means supporting our family and your local farm economy, but receiving blooms with the most distinctive and beautiful qualities you won’t experience with imported flowers often used at a traditional florist shop. Fragrance, freshness, and delicate heirloom blooms often unavailable beyond a local regional scale, our flowers provide a special, fresh-from-the-garden aesthetic.
In choosing a floral designer, it is important to find someone who’s style mirrors the vision you have for your wedding. If your vision includes wildly romantic garden flowers, with a loose, organic style, please consider contacting us! A la carte, we offer personal flowers including bouquets and boutonnières, loose flowers by the bucket for those inclined to style their own casual table arrangements, and a select few small, full-service local weddings.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping make your day beautiful