We've teamed up with volunteers of the local #flowerpoweroflove movement to help support Pike Place Market’s local Hmong flower farmers!
We need your support to keep this going! You can help by ordering flowers (see order form below) or spreading the word via social media, e-mail, word of mouth. Every little bit helps! Read “A Note From Tara Clark” below to learn how Tara Clark’s SINGLE act of kindness turned into a MOVEMENT with the Seattle community’s willingness to help.
WAYS TO ORDER
Eastside Pick-up or Delivery - Fill Out ORDER FORM Below
Delivery Zones: Redmond, Sammamish, Kirkland (98033), Bellevue (north of I-90 ONLY)
Pick-up Location: Redmond 98053. The pick-up location is less than 500 feet from the Evan’s Creek Preserve parking lot (Redmond entrance). Address will be provided the night before or early morning on pick-up day.
Next Pick-up Day in Redmond: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2-4 pm. Pick-up location will be provided the night before pick-up.
Next Drop Off Day for Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish & Bellevue Orders: Thursday, May 28, 2020.
Eastside Pick-up/Delivery ORDER FORM
Order for Pick-up in Other Greater Seattle Locations
Canceling Orders/Changing Order Location
At the moment, we do not have the capability to cancel/shift/change order pick-up locations and preferences after an order is placed. Each satellite market/pick-up location is run independently by volunteers of this movement, and the amount of flowers allocated for each location is based on pre-paid orders.
Zo & Jordan does not profit from the sale of these flowers. We are merely providing a satellite pick-up/access point for flowers purchased in an effort to expand the reach of Hmong Flower Farmers who need our support through this pandemic.
A Note From Tara Clark,
founder of this grassroots movement
Thank you for supporting local Hmong Family Flower Farmers!
There are 75+ Hmong family farms in Western Washington whose income ceased due to the COVID-19 closure of Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market and farmers markets throughout the region. Without the Pike Place Market, these farmers do not have a channel to sell their seasonal commodity and are facing immediate and serious financial hardship.
Please find, like and follow:
Hmong Flower Farmers of Pike Place Market on Facebook
@hmongflowerfarmers on Instagram
On March 25th my very grassroots effort began in Capitol Hill with the modest goal of selling 50 dozen tulips from Hmong farmer, Vikki Cha. As a result of the overwhelming enthusiasm and support from my friends and the Seattle community along with Vikki’s incredible coordination of the Hmong farmers, over 15,000 dozen tulips and daffodils have been purchased totaling $350,000 to 49 Hmong family farms!
So, the goal has been modified accordingly: to sell as many flowers as possible from as many independent Hmong family farms as possible as long as Pike’s Place and Farmers’ Markets are closed. At this point 45 Hmong farms have supplied flowers and we are hoping to reach 75+ family farms, if possible. I am receiving incredible support from old friends and new to create distribution points throughout the Seattle area and manage the high-volume demand from the Seattle community at large.
The ground swell of support has been heartwarming, contagious and reassuring! During this time of so much dire, frightening and heart-wrenching news, the knowledge that we are helping a vulnerable group of minority farmers in our community along with sharing the beauty and brightness of these world-famous flowers is a needed and welcome relief.
Initially people came for a dozen or two tulips for themselves, but as word spread (fast!), people were returning and increasing their orders; purchasing dozens to share with or on the behalf of friends, family and neighbors. Several people have told us that they are buying extra bouquets for other important people in our city – the first-responders in health care, service providers such as mail-people, bus drivers, trash collectors, and even strangers walking down the street…spreading joy and love through Flower Power!
I am working hard to streamline the order and distribution process – while hosting my daily makeshift market 🙂 – to ensure that we can manage the supply and demand while operating within the guidelines of Shelter in Place and sustain the energy/ability to maintain this operation for as long as the Pike Place Market is closed. I am a photographer and social entrepreneur, so please understand and have patience! All of it is a work in progress and I am moving as quick as possible to get as many of the available flowers distributed as soon as possible. I welcome constructive feedback and any questions below!
Thank you in advance for your support, love of Seattle’s iconic Hmong farmers’ flowers and spreading love, joy and hope throughout our community.