A Quick Stop to the Flower Paddock at White Thistle Farm Makes it Easy to Brighten Someone’s Day
What if there was a place, so close to home, where you could pick up gorgeous, locally grown bouquets for someone special (including YOU!) for let’s say….$10?
Greenfield is home to a new business called The Flower Paddock at White Thistle Farm on Wilton Rd. Their specialties are flower arrangements, bouquets, single flower bunches and more that range from roughly $3-$15. Don’t have cash? They accept Venmo and PayPal too. Need a delivery? Free within a five mile radius, or if it’s 6-10 miles, it costs $3. They are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Call 518-760-3956 for delivery.
The Flower Paddock is at the corner of Wilton Road and Braim Road, look for a driveway off of Wilton Road with an adorable converted horse trailer that serves as a flower stand. Look for the black gates. The farm is immaculate with its concept focusing on a charming mix of flowers and horses. Resident and owner Michele May says she combined two of life’s greatest joys with this business — flowers and horses.
Michele and her husband Charlie May moved to the farm six years ago from Saratoga Springs. The land was an empty hay field. They are retired teachers who are now putting a full-time effort into this business, which now holds a house, barns, paddocks and gardens. Two retired racehorses reside on the farm, adopted from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. In addition to the mostly self-serve stand, they have gardens with more than 40 varieties of annuals growing on property, which are also for sale. Plans for a new rose and peony garden are also underway. The business will be open “nearly” all year long, with a short couple month break each winter. For the holidays, they will offer forced-bulb paper whites, tulips, amaryllis and other holiday flowers. They’ll also sell horse-themed wreaths. A website is coming soon the theflowerpaddock.com and they have an active Instagram page @theflowerpaddockny.
“Flowers should not be just for special occasions, ” Michele said. “They should be affordable and accessible to all.”
Also wonderful to note, they belong to an organization called “Growing Kindness,” a national organization to share community kindness by growing and giving flowers. They will be making regular shares with community organizations, donating fresh bouquets. They made their first share with the Greenfield Food Pantry just this past week. Michele said this is a big part of the Flower Paddock’s dream.
“It has always been a priority to us to give back to the community,” she said. “The Flower Paddock is giving us the privilege of getting to know our Greenfield friends and neighbors.”
Watch for a sunflower fundraiser at the stand for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Aug. 11 and 12.
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