Fresh Cut Flowers and Natural Dyes

Ecologically Grown, Family Run

The Colour Farm is a small family farm owned by Bex and Guy Porlier. We grow fresh cut flowers and natural dyes in Callander Ontario, at Gather and Grow. Our growing methods are ecological and regenerative. We don’t own a tractor and we use organic, no-till practices in all of our gardens to build soil and increase biodiversity above and below ground. We try to create habitat for birds and insects to address pest pressure, and grow healthy plants to fight disease without the use of synthetic sprays.

The many uses for our beautiful blooms may surprise you! Many of our flowers have other uses such as a natural dye or herbal remedies.

We love sharing the soothing beauty of fresh cut flowers with our community.

Porlier Family – Black Saddle Photography

Flower Subscriptions

Our Flower Subscriptions are a local and eco-friendly option for those who enjoy having fresh cut flowers at home. Available for sixteen weeks between May and September, each bouquet is an experience of seasonal floral beauty.

Spring: Four weeks in May. The focal flowers are tulips and daffodils, with anemone and ranunculus, stock and viola depending on spring weather and timing.

Summer Part I: Four weeks in late June to mid July. The focal flowers are Asiatic lily.

Summer Part II: Four weeks in August. This is the full on summer abundance with the focal flower ranging from gladiolus, lily, dahlia and sunflowers.

Fall: Four weeks in September. The fall subscription is fall colours at their best, with dahlia focal flowers, sunflowers and rudbeckia focal flowers.

Available on our Web Shop

Weddings

Our flowers are a unique, earth friendly choice for the couple that cares deeply about our connection to the land. A true reflection of the season, we only work with flowers from the farm. The process starts with a consultation and ends with picking out favorite blooms from the farm the week of the wedding. We only take one wedding per weekend in the growing season. If you think this is for you, please get in touch early.

Made to Order

Flower bouquets and arrangements are available to order through our web shop. Fresh flowers are available during the growing season, and dried flower bouquets during the colder winter months. Farmers Pick bouquets and arrangements are a selection of our favorite blooms and greenery, including herbs from the cutting garden. Send your love, sympathy or just because.

Available on the Web Shop.

Farmers Market

From May long-weekend to Thanksgiving, our flowers and herbs can be found at the North Bay Farmers Market. We have premade bouquets and flowers by the stem for a DIY Bouquet Bar. Pick out and arrange your own flowers. A very soothing activity for a Saturday morning at the market.

Season and Location Details here.

Flower Farm Honey

Guy is a passionate beekeeper. We have a small number of hives at the farm and keep bee yards on the property of other local farms and honey enthusiasts. Our bees are happy ladies, with access to many medicinal herbs. Many of our flowers are cultivated versions of local flowers – the bees favorite. Available for purchase on our web shop.

The Colour Farm Video – Created by Buzz Masters

Learn more about the farm.

Guy harvesting Dianthus – Black Saddle Photography

Testimonials

“Knowledgeable”

Beautiful flowers, very knowledgeable!!

Margaret

“Beautiful Flowers”

We had the most BEAUTIFUL flowers for our wedding last weekend thanks to you – everyone was so impressed and we can’t thank you enough for what you managed to pull together after an unexpected frost! A million thank yous!

Amanda

“Friendly”

Friendly and knowledgeable staff

Al

Bex with a bucket of flowers – Black Saddle Photography

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