When you purchase local products, you're helping to provide a living wage to a family like mine - a member of your community. Whether you're shopping for veggies, flowers, jams, jewelry, or one of a thousand other products and services from local businesses and artisans -- let’s support our community.
Why buy local flowers?
They Are Truly Local
Almost 80% of fresh flowers sold in the United States are not grown in North America. Shipping flowers from those countries to the United States incurs huge transportation, energy, refrigeration, and storage costs, leaving an enormous carbon footprint.
They Are Truly Fresh
Imported flowers are often cut a week or more before they arrive in a consumer's hands. During this time, quality and vase life decline. Locally-grown flowers can be cut in the morning and on your dining room table that evening.
They Are Responsibly Grown
We strive to produce flowers using responsible farming methods like integrated pest management, diverse cropping systems, and low-input fertilization programs. Our farm encourages important biodiversity, soil health, and water conservation.
They Smell Better
Many commodity-type flowers have been bred for uniformity to fit into a box, and to hold up in that box for long-distance travel, usually losing their natural fragrance in the process. Locally-grown flowers are produced in greater varieties, providing a wide range of colors, forms, and scents.
They Support Small Farmers and the Local Economy
The production and sale of locally-grown cut flowers contribute to a community's economy, and provide employment and valuable agriculture experience to many.
They Make You Feel Better!
Flowers reduce stress and improve your mood. Flowers can be connected to a time, a place, a person, a season, an event. They have a story and you are part of it.
They Are Unique
Local cut flower growers are a passionate group of peop, and grow an incredibly diverse selection of flowers, foliage, stems, and fruits. Let your inner designer go wild with the wide range of fun local floral material available.
- from the Association Of Specialty Cut Flower Growers