Honeybee Grove Flower Farm to open for season with “Daffodil Day”
Spring brings with it new beginnings, bright colors and a general happy feeling. That’s exactly what Sarah Coldwell, owner of Honeybee Grove Flower Farm in Somers, wants locals to feel when they visit the farm for Daffodil Day this Saturday, an event that marks the start of Honeybee’s season.
“I just can’t wait to get it started again,” says Coldwell, who, along with her husband Justin Seconi, opened the farm last summer. “Spring always comes with that buzz; the bees are buzzing, the birds are busy…everything is busy,” she says.
Coldwell, too, is as busy as a bee as she readies the farm for the season. Honeybee’s first season exceeded her expectations, giving her more opportunities to pursue the myriad ideas she has to make Honeybee not just a U-pick flower farm, but also a destination for community members seeking a place to come together and share in a happy experience.
This year Coldwell plans to double the flower production at Honeybee Grove, which will supply the farm with enough stems to host onsite flower arranging workshops and other educational events. There are also plans to offer VIP picking packages for people who want special access to the most popular flowers. “It’ll include dahlias, which is what everybody wants access to,” Coldwell said. And Honeybee will return its Thursday night Cornhole League this spring, which was a sold-out success last fall.
On Daffodil Day, which will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, visitors can pick fresh flowers, enjoy food from Leila’s Empanadas and sweet treats from Jimmy’s Soft Serve. Also on hand: live music and a dozen local vendors from across the Hudson Valley, Westchester and Putnam counties, including North Salem’s second grade girl scout troop, who will be selling everybody’s favorite, Girl Scout Cookies.
Daffodil Day is one of two events that will bookend Honeybee’s season. The farm will close out with Mistletoe Market in December, a holiday event that includes local vendors, photos with Santa, hot chocolate and holiday cheer. But for now, Coldwell hopes community members will celebrate the joy of new beginnings at Daffodil Day. “I just want people to put on a fun sun hat and come on down,” she said.
Daffodil Day participating vendors:
- A Handmade House
- Astro Tulip Tees
- Bracken Fern Handmade Ceramics
- Boxed and Board
- Hello Petunia
- Hudson Valley Makers Co
- JZB Wood Working
- Michelle Mullaly
- Salt Point Farm
- Sweet Treats
- The Sweet Tooth of Mahopac
- This & That Vintage