Right now, across the entire country, there is a growing demand for local flowers and a rapidly expanding freshman class of flower farmers preparing to usher in a new era of American flower farming. The demand has grown out of the local food movement which instilled into the US consumer's mind a sense of consciousness. The wave of new farmer florists is one result of tremendous growth in access to flower farming wisdom and training, thanks to 21st century technologies. From backyard cutting gardens, to micro farms, to large scale commercial operations -
chances are if there isn't a farmer florist near you, there will be soon.
And that's a good thing. It's a good thing for the reputation of the industry. It's a good thing for the health of the planet. It's a good thing for the health of consumers. In 2021, thanks again due to the local food movement, we all know "local is better." Maybe an individual can't say why specifically, but it is generally accepted that supporting local serves the greater good.
Here are the top six reasons local flowers take the cake over imported flowers for the consumer.
6 TOP REASONS WHY LOCALLY-GROWN MATTERS TO CONSUMERS
Local flowers are as fresh as it gets, meaning you get the best vase life - in many cases w/o relying on chemicals.
Imported flowers are flown 1000s of miles. Local flowers often travel less than 25 miles from their origin resulting in the lowest possible environmental impact.
Supporting local farms ensures that greenspaces continue to exist in your community to the benefit of all living things.
Local flowers are often grown with sustainability in mind. Meaning you're supporting soil regeneration, keeping floral foam out of the landfill, and telling big flowers to clean up its act!
Local farmers often have a mind toward limiting single use plastics and instead using compostable packaging.
When you shop with your local farmer, your money stays in your community.