Farm Visit Snapshots: Over the Moon Farm

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Grower Emily Merletto grows flowers at Over the Moon Farm in Moncure, a few miles south of Pittsboro. She and her husband also grow vegetables and fruits and raise livestock and honey bees on the farm.

Emily started selling flowers in 2020 while also scaling up other enterprises such as heirloom apples, figs, and honey production. These, along with bouquet and wreath making workshops, will become available this fall. Stay tuned for details!

You can find Emily’s beautiful bouquets at The Phoenix Bakery in Pittsboro. Emily also does custom orders and events, and offers a Flower Club where customers can select the size of arrangement they want, choose a pickup location, and get a beautiful bouquet every week! Emily also makes gorgeous dried flower wreaths, garlands, and arrangements.

Visit the Over the Moon Farm website and follow them on Instagram at @overmoonfarmnc. Email Emily directly if you have any questions or want to connect.

I took the photos below on two visits in late May and late June. Check the photo captions for additional details.

Emily harvests sweet peas in one of the high tunnels in late May. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Sweet pea blooms are both lovely and fragrant! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Snapdragons share space in the high tunnels with sweet peas and lisianthus. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Blackberries are trellised between the tunnels. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily harvests dill flowers for bouquets in late May. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Poppy pods are so architectural and dramatic and look great in bouquets. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Stunning Asiatic lily that might find its way into an arrangement! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Late May view of some of the field beds where cosmos and basil and other annuals are grown. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily harvests ageratum (mistflower) in late June. Also shown are amaranth, safflower, and zinnia. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily prepares to harvest amaranth in late June. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The long tassels of amaranth blooms can lend excitement to any arrangement! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Late June view of marigolds, celosia, cosmos, and more! Photo by Debbie Roos.

The plumes of celosia are very popular with the bumble bees and other pollinators. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily harvests celosia and gomphrena in late June. Photo by Debbie Roos.

With all this abundance it doesn’t take long to fill a bucket! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily harvests dianthus in the back garden in late June. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Lots of beautiful colors to create bouquets! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily creates bouquets in her home. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily reaches for ornamental basil to add a lovely fragrance as a filler to bouquets. Photo by Debbie Roos.

One of Emily’s lovely arrangements! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily dries harvested flowers throughout the season to make into wreaths, garlands, and arrangements. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Cut flowers are suspended in the barn for drying. Photo by Debbie Roos.

A sample of some lovely finished dried wreaths. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Emily and her daughter Maya deliver fresh bouquets to The Phoenix Bakery in Pittsboro. Emily delivers every Tuesday and Friday. Photo by Debbie Roos.