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Flower Fever

Nothing communicates the happiness of summer better than a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and thanks to Sue Schimmenti’s Bunch Flower Truck, Carbondale can find the perfect arrangements to celebrate all that the season may bring.

Nothing communicates the happiness of summer better than a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and thanks to Sue Schimmenti’s Bunch Flower Truck, Carbondale can find the perfect arrangements to celebrate all that the season may bring.

July’s sunny blooms are making their way through the Roaring Fork Valley on the Bunch Flower Truck for those looking for a fun bouquet or to spice up their décor. Crafted from her old landscaping truck, Sue Schimmenti has made the Bunch Family Truck the perfect vessel for locally grown floral arrangements, frequenting Carbondale, Basalt, and Aspen since last year. 

In June 2021 Sue Schimmenti felt she needed a change in her career, saying “I have a dietetics degree but then started working for landscapers. Once I started gardening, though, I realized this is where I have great passion and love for my work.” What landscaping design lacked; floral arrangements brought to the forefront, which was creativity.

So, why a truck? With the geography of the Roaring Fork Valley, Sue Schimmenti felt like mobility was the key, and after traveling almost daily from Carbondale to Aspen—and back again—she knew she made the right decision. “[The Bunch Flower Truck] is the mountain flower truck; you have to drive on a highway to get everywhere here, and with the truck I can get to your house up a mountain easily for a delivery,” Schimmenti comments. 

This year, the Bunch Flower Truck will be at both the Carbondale and Basalt Farmers Market each week. “The best part about the truck is getting out, seeing people, and watching the flowers brighten up people’s smiles,” says Schimmenti. Community engagement has become a core value of the Bunch Flower Truck. Sue Schimmenti beams, “Now my goal is to rent the truck out for parties so guests can build their own arrangements and take them home. Someone could also host a class by renting out the truck to get people together and try something new.”

Whether you buy a pre-made arrangement or decide to construct one yourself, the Bunch Flower Truck can supply anything you may need. Stop by the Carbondale Farmers Market on Sunday or the Basalt Farmers Market on Wednesday to check out the truck and this year’s blooms.