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Gardener’s passion blooms into new idea

Photo By Jacqueline Weaver

Much like many farms do with vegetables, Katie Savalchak is offering flowers this spring and summer on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) basis. Members receive fresh flowers every week.

HANCOCK Katie Savalchak has been a passionate gardener for years and this season she is turning that love into a new business.

Savalchak is offering flowers on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) basis with paying members receiving fresh flowers every week for eight or 14 weeks.

Many Hancock County farms offer vegetables on a CSA share basis. Full payment early in the season helps cover farmers’ high expenses before the crops are ready to harvest.

Savalchak, who is growing her flowers in a hoop house at Star Root Farm on Route 1, is offering a “bucket share” for eight weeks at $120 and 12 weeks, $200. The bucket allows buyers to make their own bouquets.

A “bouquet share,” where the flowers are already arranged, is $160 for eight weeks and $270 for 14 weeks.

For more information, go to or call 664-9649.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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