Why Buy Local?
Did you know that the U.S. imports approximately 80% of it’s cut flowers from countries like Columbia, Ecuador and Mexico? Commodity grown flowers that you purchase in the grocery store, from florists, FTD and online, have a considerable environmental footprint. These flowers are flown to the U.S. from around the world, grown with a heavy dose of pesticides, and farmed with often questionable labor practices.
When you buy local flowers you are purchasing from a member of your community who is determined to provide you with the very best blooms they can grow and harvest. Most flower farmers are dedicated to growing flowers with as little chemical use as possible and most strive to uphold sustainable growing practices that leave the land and environment better than when they found it.
Locally grown flowers are usually sold within one to two days of harvesting. The blooms are carefully harvested, conditioned and kept hydrated until they are sold. This leaves the customer with beautiful, quality blooms that enjoy a long vase life!