What does it mean to choose a local florist?

Sustainability

It seems like everyone is going green these days. It’s an amazing movement to watch, and we don’t quite understand why the flower industry as a whole hasn’t quite gotten there yet. Sign us up for sustainability! We’re ready to do our part to bring ethical and sustainable flower growth directly to you.

Shop Local

There are a lot of amazing flower growers all over the world with a fantastic variety of exotic flowers. We think that’s amazing, but we’ve turned our sights inward to see what we have right here at home - and it’s staggering. With local varieties, greenhousing, a modern logistics, it’s possible to get all of these varieties without having to ship them in from all over the world. This is important to us for a number of reasons:

  • The fuel required to move flowers from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Holland or China leaves a massive carbon footprint.

  • Flowers that are shipped by plane are not shipped with water, which reduces fuel and shipping costs a bit, but means that the flowers are not as fresh when they get to their destination.

  • By buying local, we support local jobs and the local agricultural industry.

  • Because we work with nearby farms, we don’t have to order more than what we need. This reduces waste, and ultimately costs.

Help our pollinators

Beeeeeeees! Bumble bees and other pollinators are critical to our food chain and our environment. With the excessive use of pesticides and the spread of Colony Collapse Syndrome it’s critical to help support and build up this foundational species to ensure that our agricultural base can sustain us for a long time to come. This is so important to us that we’ve made it the core  of our branding.

As such, we want to make sure that they’ve got plenty of flowers to gather their honey, and commit to not using harmful pesticides to grow our products. We work with our farmers to ensure that we are using sustainable, healthy methods for pest control, and that we’re working to rebuild these devastated colonies.