SAHC Community Farm Spring 2024 Updates

Our ever-evolving 140-acre farm and education center in Alexander, NC continues to expand with exciting new programs and hands-on experiences. Come out to the farm for a guided farm tour […]

Blazing Star Flowers

Suzanne holding flowers in greenhouseBlazing Star Flowers is excited to launch its second season at the SAHC Community Farm after a bountiful and successful start last year!
Hi, I’m Suzanne and I love flowers!” says Suzanne Nolter, farmer and owner of Blazing Star Flowers. “I love growing them from seed, carefully tending them, creating lush, garden-inspired designs and sharing this beauty with the world. I enjoy seeing the smile they bring to a recipient’s face, how they bring an event space to life and the way my heart flutters when I walk past them in my own home. I’ve been an organic farmer for 20 years. I am deeply committed to stewarding the land with great care and reverence. I was fortunate to study Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz (CA) where I received a life changing education in the foundations of organic growing, as well as the ripple effects that it has into the wellness of our local ecosystems, communities and the planet.In addition to flowers, I have commercially raised vegetables, fruit, berries, honey bees and laying hens over the years. I’ve grown crops for CSA, restaurants and farmer’s markets.”
“I am excited to now circle back to flowers and small-scale farming so that I can put great attention into the details of each flower from seed to bouquet. My farm operation is now based at the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm in Alexander, NC. I feel so fortunate to be an Incubator Farmer here and join this team of dedicated and talented folks who care so deeply about land stewardship and sustainable agriculture. I am the grower, head designer, planner and contact person for all of my products. I want you have a great flower experience, whether I am working with you to plan the wedding of your dreams, a cozy elopement, a special delivery to give a boost to someone special or a weekly CSA subscription to bring nature and color into your home. Please get in touch and let me know how I can help bring more flowers into your world!”

CSA Flower Shares are Now Available

flower bunches with mountain views in backgroundBrighten up your home or workspace with a gorgeous, fresh seasonal bouquet of sustainably grown flowers! Sign up for a single month or the full season, June through September.
Enjoy weekly pre-made bouquets or our popular bucket of loose stems (great for DIY arrangers). They also make a cheerful gift for the flower lover in your life.
Delivery is available or pick up your flowers at the SAHC Community Farm in Alexander, NC or in Weaverville, the River Arts District, or South Asheville locations.

seedlings in greenhouseSales of specialty cut flowers seedlings are new in spring 2022.

Purchase a one-time seedling CSA share to grow your own cutting garden or find our plant starts and spring cut flowers at the East Asheville Tailgate Market (Fridays 3-6) starting April 1st, the French Broad River Garden Club Plant Sale (April 23), or The NC Arboretum Plant Sale (May 28th).

flower bouquet“We love hosting workshops to share our passion for flowers and will be offering more in 2022,” says Suzanne.
Subscribe to Blazing Star Flowers’ email list at to stay up to date on their upcoming events. They will continue to offer floral designs for weddings and private events, including some at the event space on the SAHC Community Farm!
Contact Suzanne Nolter at or 828-484-1123 with any questions about our flowers and services.

About SAHC’s Farm Incubator Program

SAHC’s Farmer Incubator Program is an innovative program that allows farmers to access land at an affordable rate, provides mentorship and professional networking and other support for entrepreneurial or new agricultural businesses. The Farmer Incubator Program is located at SAHC’s Community Farm in Alexander, NC, a 140-acre property that serves as a synergistic model for conservation, environmental stewardship and productive farming working together.

USDA NIFA logoCFWNC logoThis program is funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.