Supporting our local merchants and farmers is good for every community. But when it comes to buying flowers there are so many other reasons to buy local.
Photo Courtesy: Buckeye Blooms
They Are Truly Local and Fresh
Almost 80 percent of fresh flowers sold in the United States and Canada are not grown in North America. You can easily find wonderfully fresh, long-lasting flowers from local farmers.
They Are Responsibly Grown
Our growers strive to produce their flowers using responsible farming methods like integrated pest management, diverse cropping systems, and low-input fertilization programs. Their farms encourage important biodiversity, soil health, and water conservation.
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Photo Courtesy: BeeHaven Farm
They Support the Local Economy
The production and sale of locally-grown cut flowers contribute to a community’s economy, and provide employment and valuable agriculture experience to many.