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  • Bailey
    Nov 2023

    My partner and I came to Hood River for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and by chance, we stumbled upon Apple Core Farm. It was far and away the best part of our trip. Not only was the owner Paul knowledgable and extremely talented, he was genuinely one of the kindest and warmest people we have ever met. We came back twice over the weekend to tour the farm and participate in a bouquet building workshop and cannot wait to come again. We came out of the experience with not only an absolutely stunning arrangement, but the time we spent on the farm was the highlight of our visit. We will absolutely be going back to see Paul every time we are in the area and plan to choose Apple Core Farm to get the florals for our wedding. If you are looking to thoroughly enjoy yourself for an hour and learn about cut flowers from a wonderful person, look no further! We cannot recommend them more and will be talking about this experience for years to come.

  • Greer Curry-Haner
    Sep 2023

    One of the very best places with wonderful people! These beautiful bouquets are beyond any I have received elsewhere. The flower subscription is a stunning addition to my week as these robust bouquets are always loaded with textures, colors, and smells! Paul is a master artist with his wide variety of home grown flora!

  • W. E.
    Aug 2023

    A truly unforgettable experience! We attended an immersive class at Apple Core Farm with Paul and learned so much. From knowing not much about flowers and flower arranging we came out of there feeling confident in our flower arranging abilities. Being on the flower farm was uplifting and transformative: what a gorgeous setting! We would highly recommend a class with Paul and anyone would be beyond blessed to receive one of his gorgeous bouquets or experience an installation. We had a lovely time and wouldn't hesitant to recommend this flower extravaganza.

  • Tracy B.
    Aug 2023

    Highlight of my trip to spend half a day at Apple Core Farm and Cut Flowers learning the art of picking fresh flowers in acres of diverse flower fields, how to artfully arrange them as well as setting them up to last as long as possible in a vase. Under the expert guidance and kind eye of Master Gardener, floral grower, and flower expert extraordinaire, Paul Matalucci we learned all the skills mentioned above in a magnificent, relaxing and non judgmental setting. Paul is a phenomenal teacher and was able to pull the best out of two "city gals" who came in with scant floral skills. We went from knowing nothing to putting together some pretty nice looking semi professional floral arrangements. Paul makes you feel at home, is a superb listener and his EQ is off the charts - just a pleasure to be around and his flower knowledge bank is incredible. The experience was very special and we would highly recommend a visit and a class. Don't be shy - go for it, you'll love this experience.

  • Jeanne Mare W.
    Aug 2023

    A birthday visit to Apple Core for tea & sweet pea bouquets in the greenhouse was filled with so many sensory delights! We were cared for just enough & left alone to chat & indulge. Go visit when you can, it's a place of people & plant treasures!!!

  • Ashley L.
    Aug 2023

    Paul at Apple Core Farms is amazing!!! My niece asked me to make table garlands and flower arrangements for her rehearsal dinner at Grateful Winery and wedding at the Griffin House. I am a complete amateur but love flower arranging and wanted to pick local flowers for the events. After some research, we came upon Apple Core Farms, and Paul graciously gave us a tour of his farm. We immediately knew we wanted to work with Paul. He was incredibly helpful in sourcing all the greenery for the garlands and spent time over Zoom and email making sure our questions were answered. The day before the rehearsal dinner, a group of us (including the bride) had a delightful time picking flowers at the farm. It was the perfect relaxing experience right before the big day. Paul rented us vases and even allowed us to use his workshop to arrange 125 feet of garland and store them in his house. The flowers on the farm are stunning. This was a special experience that I shared with my niece, and I know I will never forget. If you are thinking about doing your own flowers and garlands (just watch a couple YouTube videos - it is surprisingly easy), I can't recommend Apple Core Farms enough. Paul is lovely, and Apple Core Farm is a special place.

  • Greer C.
    Apr 2023

    Initially I was surprised to get a bouquet of flowers at school. When I found out that my husband bought a weekly subscription from a local flower farmer I was ecstatic. Having these flowers at school for a few days each week was precious. My students were in awe and this led to some great science talks. Then I took them home to enjoy! Not only did I acquire a source for heavenly flower bouquets, I also was able to see the flower operation. And, as when you give a mouse a cookie it leads to more wonders, my husband and I also gained new friends! I rarely treat myself to weekly treasures, but these bring me much joy and I will continue this color explosion! Try Apple Core Farm flowers once and you will most likely be hooked!

  • Tyler Burse
    Apr 2023

    Gorgeous flowers and Paul is a passionate owner/operator. There is no better combination!!

  • Kathleen H.
    Mar 2023

    I've subscribed to Apple Core Farm's Flower Flight the past two Summers. The flowers are beautiful, colorful and the variety of flowers is wonderful. It's such a treat receiving new flowers from Paul each week. Paul is such a nice person and he always has a smile.

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Apple Core Farm & Cut Flowers, LLC

3993 Endow Dr, Hood River

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Monday: 10AM - 6PMTuesday: 10AM - 6PMWednesday: 10AM - 6PMThursday: 10AM - 6PMFriday: 10AM - 6PMSaturday: 10AM - 6PMSunday: Closed