By Caitlyn Randall
“Flowers are a part of everyone’s lives” says Christina Wrenn, co-owner of Wrenn’s Farm in Zebulon N.C., which produces strawberries and cut flowers. Christina and her husband Austin came back to the family farm to restart it after earning degrees at North Carolina State University and working at other agriculture-related jobs. Wrenn’s Farm used to sell produce, such as strawberries, zucchini, squash, and other seasonal favorites. Since reestablishing the farm, Christina and Austin decided to focus on strawberries and cut flowers. Christina began her cut flower journey after her mom convinced her to plant a row of flowers to have for their table. The flowers also proved to sell themselves at the farmers markets they have participated in. The joy that row of flowers brought Christina was unmatched, so she decided to plant more. Now Wrenn’s Farm has over an acre of cut flowers, and their cut flower operation is in full swing… or full color!
Customers can place an order with Christina via social media or their website (wrennsfarm.com) and pick it up at the farm. They can also come to visit her at the Rocky Mount Farmers Market (1006 Peachtree St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804), open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or the Nashville Farmers Market (723 S Barnes St, Nashville, NC 27856), open Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Twice a year, the Wrenns host a farm tour where participants can cut their own flowers and learn how to make arrangements. Christina states that it is magical to watch children explore the flower patch with all the many colors- especially the children who live in the city or places with small yards, the children can run freely at the farm.
Christina says they plan for this farm to be around for generations. The Wrenns want the next people to appreciate and learn about agriculture the way they have. They are making plans to improve and protect the farm. Christina believes this is her calling to use her talent of growing beautiful flowers to bring people happiness.