Have you ever watched a florist at work? There is a real art to it. The way they gently rub the stem of a rose between their palms to unfurl the petals. They carefully snip away leaves to make little adjustments to bouquets, emulating a Buddhist monk trimming his bonsai. They work with gold pollen on their fingertips and a gentle smile, as if silently humming Snow White’s ‘Whistle While You Work’ to themselves. And if they’re doing it right, it doesn’t look like work.
There’s a special little shop in Bundaberg East where you can enjoy a meal, surrounded by fresh flowers and produce, while you watch a florist work their magic. One Little Farm is a produce shop, florist and fine food purveyor that’s expanding its café offering to include more seating and a bigger menu.
Owned by local farmers Kate and Anthony Rehbein, their flowers and produce are sourced locally. It’s why their crisp and vibrant salads are the freshest you’ll find in town. Their dine-in meals range from lasagne, wraps and frittatas to cakes, slices and scones. Much of their menu is gluten free. Their fresh fruit smoothies are made to order, and their coffee is the Cat’s Pyjamas. They have quick grab options like ginger spiced granola with yoghurt and berry compote.
As part of the Taste Bundaberg Festival, One Little Farm will be running flower farm tours and flower arranging workshops, accompanied by nibbles and bubbles.
It’s also a great place to find a unique piece of local art.