Flowers can be more than a beautiful table arrangement - they can be tasty and healthy additions to food and drinks as well.
We grow a wide selection of sustainably grown and chemical-free edible flowers for chefs, restaurants, bars and home cooks. Our edible petals and flowers not only serve as vibrant garnishes but as delicious ways to add flavour, texture and seasonality to the plate. We pick our edible flowers during the cooler parts of the day, either in the morning or evening to keep them their freshest.
We get asked lots of questions such as shelf life and what do they taste like? So here is a little break down.
What is the shelf life of edible flowers? They range from flower to flower, however, most will last about 5 days in the refrigerator.
How do I order edible flowers? We provide edible flowers to chefs, restaurants and home cooks. We do deliveries within the Niagara and Hamilton areas to restaurants and chefs. We are not a retail establishment so do not come by the farm to pick up flowers without advanced notice. If you live in the GTA and would like to order edible flowers we do a once a week delivery to the Burlington area and pickup is at a designated location - delivery is $10 with a minimum order of $40.
Do you ship edible flowers? Yes we do ship our edible flowers! Right now we are only able to ship within Ontario. We ship our flowers in insulated boxes with cooler packs and they arrive the next day. For more information on shipping flowers send an email to Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I pick my own edible flowers? We do not offer you-picks at our farm. Please avoid eating flowers that are grown along the roadside or have been sprayed with chemicals. This usually means flowers from florists and grocery stores as they are sprayed with various types of chemicals and conditioners.
Should I wash my edible flowers? We do not spray our flowers with harmful chemicals, only organic fertilizer or other food based sprays that you can eat so you do not need to wash them. However, while we do our best to keep bugs out of our crops we do encounter them and if you do see some insects you can wash the flowers and they should fall away. After washing gently place them on a paper towel to dry and then use them right away or pack them up in a plastic container with a piece of moistened paper towel to keep them fresh.
What do they taste like? Flowers have a range of flavours from peppery, floral, sweet, herbal, bitter and spicy that can add new dimensions to dishes and drinks. When using them in cooking be sure to add them at the last minute just as you would fresh herbs.
Below is a list of some of the edible flowers we grow on our farm: