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Why buy local flowers?
 

They Are Truly Local

Almost 80% of fresh flowers sold in the United States are not grown in North America, but in Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Israel. Shipping flowers from those countries to the United States incurs huge transportation, energy, refrigeration, and storage costs, leaving an enormous carbon footprint. These floral materials may carry the residue of chemical pesticides or fungicides. 

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 declines. Our flowers are cut every day and possibly cut in the morning and on your dining room table that evening. 

They Are Responsibly Grown

At our farm, we practice organic and beyond methods. We use regenerative farming methods using systems like integrated pest management, diverse cropping systems, and a low fertilization process. We put a lot of energy into our soil and are a partner of Seeds for Bees and the USDA for our water conservation and biodiverse practices. 

They Smell Better

Many commodity-type flowers have been bred for uniformity to fit in a box, and the stem strength to hold up in that box for long-distance travel usually loses their natural fragrance in the process. We grow a lot of heirloom flowers that smell sweet and remind you of days long gone. 

They Support Small Farms and the Local Economy

The production and sale of locally-grown cut flowers contribute to a community's economy and provides employment and valuable agricultural experience to young people. 

They Make You Feel Better!

Flowers reduce stress and improve your mood. Flowers can be connected to a time, place, person, a season an event. They have a story and you are part of it. 

Thank you to the Association of Speciality Cut Flowers for the info. 

https://ascfgmembers.org/