The flower truck

Flower Truck - Pop Up locations

The intention of the Flower Truck is to sell Australian grown, seasonal fresh flowers direct from the farmers to you. 

On the flower truck you will find 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.

The flower truck ‘Sandy’ and I will be at the locations listed below. If you have any flower queries before then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Saturdays


 

Flower Truck will be at Aura every Saturday morning

7am – 11am: Stockland Aura Display Village and Sales Centre – Car park

on the corner of Aura Blvd and Baringa Drive, Baringa

Community Boxes on the Flower Truck

On the Flower Truck I have the following boxes for community sharing. Everyone is welcome to donate or take items from the boxes.

‘Take what you need, leave what you can’

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:

  • Large glass jars – to be used for flower posy jars. Therefore they do not need to have a lid.
  • Jars with lids – for preserving food, jams, chutneys etc.
  • Old vases that you no longer use. Gail will fill these with flowers to sell.
  • Rubber bands – to be used for bunching flowers.
  • Clean plastic bags – for customers to use to put their bunches of flowers in for transport.
  • Newspapers – that can be used for composting or weed control.
  • Egg cartons – these can be used as seedling trays or broken up and put in compost bins.

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.

I’m really looking forward to meeting you out on the road somewhere very soon!

 

The Flower Truck story

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. 

Colouring in page

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.