We love this time of year when our local flower farmers arrive with their homegrown beauties. The freshness of these flowers is amazing! We love that local flowers don’t arrive on a jumbo jet. They are fresh picked the same day or just the day before delivery. They last a lot longer in the vase too!
Flower farming is an art in patience, hope, forethought and intention. We notice that our farmer friends are smart planners and even scientist. They work with and against the weather including too much rain or not enough.
This is a refreshing change from the 80% of flowers sold in the US are actually grown thousands of miles away. Most are grown in Colombia, Ecuador, Thailand, and Kenya.
Local flowers are usually grown organically or with very minimal chemicals, and grown in a field, rather than a greenhouse, where the natural rain and sun support their growth.
The bees, butterflies and birds in the fields go on to pollinate nearby food crops.
Please support local farms whenever possible!
Below are a couple of farms who provide our flowers:
Photo credit : Ashley Gerrity Photography