Why Buy Local Flowers
You may be wondering why local flowers are any different than what you pick up at the grocery store or fancy flower shop. Currently, more than 80% of flowers purchased in the United States are grown overseas, most commonly in South America. These flowers are raised with heavy use of dangerous pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, and under very poor labor conditions. By the time you purchase them at the store, they can be as much as a week old which means they may only last a couple of days in your home.
Local flowers are a fresh, beautiful, unique, and long-lasting alternative to traditional flower sources. When you buy from us, you know that the flowers were harvested within the last day, meaning they will last at least a week and likely much longer. The flowers are also grown using sustainable practices which means we do not use dangerous residual chemicals here.
When you buy from a local flower grower, you can experience a variety of flowers that you won’t find elsewhere. Plus, when you buy an arrangement grown locally and full of in-season blooms, they’ll likely look and smell fresher much longer than ones you could order at the store or online.
Lastly, when you buy from a local grower, you have the opportunity to connect with the farmer and choose your own unique bouquet. Not only are you supporting the Slow Flower Movement but you are also supporting a small local flower farm and it’s community.