Weaverville Business Association: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.
Loretta Ball: Myself and my husband, Kurt, are both Weaverville natives and we live on family land in Barnardsville. We have 2 sons, Quinn 15 and Ledger 12. Along with raising our boys we have chickens, donkeys and a few steers and of course a flower farm.
I’ve been growing flowers, well it seems like forever, but I guess the official start time of actually being a business was in 2009. Our flower farm has been our main focus for the past 5 years along with being a Wedding Floral Designer and starting in January 2023 we are expanding our floral services to becoming a Full Service Florist. Our floral studio is at our farm in Barnardsville and we do not plan on having a retail store front. Our you-pick flowers has been growing each year (both with flowers & customers). We also have a covered pavilion on the farm that is available to rent for private parties and small weddings/elopements. We are also excited to start our own Supper Club during our growing season and look forward to making new friends and eating delicious food from local Chefs.
WBA: Do you have any big plans or new programming coming up in 2022?
LB: Yes, expanding our floral services from Wedding & Event design to a full service Florist starting in January. This is something I wanted to do for a few years now but I just couldn’t get all my ducks in a row. Well, I still don’t have my ducks in a row, whoever does? But I was ready to move forward with this plan and make it happen! I can’t wait to serve our community in this way.
WBA: What’s your favorite thing about doing business in Weaverville?
LB: Weaverville is a Hallmark town – seriously, have you seen how friendly the town is? Of course you have, that’s why you are here! I’m just blessed to have grown up here and continue to see how the town is growing. Our community is filled with amazingly creative and talented entrepreneurs, small business owners, artists, farmers, chefs and bakers. And I am thrilled to be apart of all this!