Great Harvest Fun
By Fay Castronova
Photos Heather James
A local micro-farming business has all your floral and autumn needs! Floating Feather Farm, ran by owner Kathryn Vargas, who has been living in Eagle, Idaho for about two years and has always dreamt of having land to grow flowers and farm-fresh vegetables for her family. Her and her family love the small-town feel of Eagle and currently live on a 1.8-acre property near foothills. They moved to Eagle in 2018 and Kathryn started growing vegetables the following spring. It was exactly the thriving garden she had hoped for, and Kathryn ended up having an over-abundance of pumpkins and squash. The experience validated her love of gardening – she loved spending time in nature with her kids and growing vegetables and pumpkins to enjoy. Given the success, she began planning next years’ expansion which included a cut flower garden (one that you grow for the purpose of cutting and enjoying them). Since she had such a successful first year she decided to start a business. She now creates anything from custom bouquets to now fall items.
Floating Feather Farm offers vibrant farm-fresh, locally grown flowers arranged for any occasion to bring more frequent beauty to homes and businesses. Buyers can purchase bouquets or subscribe to a multi-week flower subscription. Kathryn grows flowers from seed on her property that aren’t typically offered in stores. Her goal is to create bouquets that go from farm to table. Floating Feather Farm’s offerings extend three seasons that include early spring flowers and fall pumpkins. Located right here in Eagle, Floating Feather Farm got its name from the local street Floating Feather Road.
Floating Feather Farm will be offering pumpkins, bouquets, pumpkin waffle mix, and pumpkin bread starting Mid-September. In addition, her locally built farm stand will be decorated with photo ops in mind. Also available are handcrafted fall decor which includes: wooden porch pumpkins, and autumn signs made by another Eagle local. Currently, Floating Feather Farm has pumpkins and squash including everyone’s favorite orange pumpkins as well as more interesting green, and white options. New to the lineup is bumpy green squash and Cinderella pumpkins. However, it’s still not late for those flowers! Bouquets will be available until the beginning of October, and pumpkins will be available until sold out. Find out more on Floating Feather Farm’s Facebook page.
Three seasons are already covered for Floating Feather Farm. Kathryn already is planning to plant hundreds of bulbs this fall and you can expect, come spring, tulips, daffodils, and so much more! Stay updated for more information and exciting ventures Floating Feather Farm has to offer on these social media platforms.