The intention of the Flower Truck is to sell Australian grown, seasonal fresh flowers direct from the farmers to you.
I will be selling individual stems, wrapped bunches and posy jars. Because the flowers are a seasonal product there will be peaks and troughs in supply. With different varieties available through the different seasons. Making this a very ‘organic’ business model. Which means, whatever I can grow and source from other growers is what I will be selling each week.
I have a small selection of Australian and locally made giftware for sale too.
The truck ‘Sandy’ and I will be at set locations, at set times, on set days of the week.
As a starting point I will be at the following locations commencing April 2021.
3pm – 6pm: Pioneer Park (car park), Caloundra Street, Landsborough
On the Flower Truck I have the following boxes for community sharing. Everyone is welcome to donate or take items from the boxes.
Community library – Where we can all share magazines and books on….. you guessed it! Growing stuff, soil, worms, compost, fermenting, preserving, flower arranging etc. If you have any books on these topics or would like to learn about them call in, say hello and have a look through the library box.
Recycling – Some ideas for items to be swapped or donated in the box are:
Excess Produce box –This box is for everyone to enjoy each other’s excess homegrown produce. The purpose of the box is to share delicious nutritional homegrown food, to help reduce waste, promote urban sustainability in less food miles and simply share the joy of giving. Some ideas of items to be shared are: Any fresh seasonal produce from your garden, fruit, seedlings, vegetables, flowers, herbs, seeds. This is a community box. Farlows’ Floriculture take no responsibility for the quality or the origin of products in the box.
The Farlows’ Floriculture truck is a 1985 Toyota Landcruiser that originally belonged to my dad, Paul. When Paul retired from his property in Childers, Queensland in 2018, the truck became mine. It was a well-used farm vehicle with good, old bones, but needed some TLC.
Early in the year of 2020, I decided to launch a ‘Flower Truck’ to the streets of the Sunshine Coast in the Toyota Landcruiser. That triggered a full restoration of the truck. The restoration was carried out by Dave at Samford and Mick fitted the canopy. The restoration project is due for completion in March 2021.
The truck is named ‘Sandy’ after my mum, Sandra, who passed away in 2019. I decided to name the flower truck after Mum, in her legacy. Not because she loved the vehicle, but because the colour of the cab could be interpreted as a sandy colour and Mum was one of my biggest supporters of flower farming. So that means I have a little memory of my mum each time I am sharing joy and kindness from the flower truck.
Please go ahead and print a colouring in page for all of the family to have a bit of fun. Once the page has been coloured in please take a photo of it, post it to Instagram tagging @farlowsfloriculture and #farlowsfloriculture let me know the name, age and suburb of the artist. I will be announcing monthly winners and presenting a little prize pack to be picked up from the truck.