About 2 years ago, I learned about the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market in, you guessed it, Seattle. They are a cooperative wholesale flower market providing locally grown flowers to florists, designers and other businesses. The idea stuck with me. Why are flower farmers driving all over town delivering individual flower orders to all the same florists? Burning gas and time that would be better spent growing more flowers?Read More
I know these are bold claims, but it is true - Flowers have been shown to reduce stress and depression, improve memory and even boost creativity. (Lots of scientific references are here.) Yet, the United States is low on the scale for every day flower purchases. We buy them for special occasions, but many feel like it is a "treat" to buy themselves flowers for no reason at all. When in reality, it is an incredibly simple and affordable way to reduce our daily stress levels and increase our happiness.Read More
It is unfortunate that one of the most popular holidays for buying flowers is in the dead of winter for the majority of the United States. Leaving people "no choice", but to purchase imported flowers to give their loved ones.Read More
Most of our couples searching for local flowers want their wedding to be an extension of their values. They care about climate change and their carbon footprint. They care about preserving farmland and supporting local farmers so they purchase organic and locally grown food.Read More
I can't believe it is already the middle of January. I wish there was a slow the hell down button that I could push right about now that would give me just another couple of weeks to move really, really slow, to sleep in without the guilt and to drink my morning coffee on the couch without rushing out the door.Read More
I wanted to check in and let everyone know that I haven’t forgotten about you. In the winter it is so easy to plan out the perfect season - all the crops growing when you want them to, posting beautiful pictures weekly on all your social media outlets and keeping your farm friends in the loop of all the great stuff that is going on.
The winter planning ritual is something I look forward to all year. A clean slate. The perfect, well planned farm with the killer outreach and marketing plan. In the end, some of it sticks and a lot of it doesn’t and then we start all over and try to do better in the new year.Read More