Week 6 – February 5th
I belong to a trade group called the Association for Specialty Cut Flower Growers, which is a group of other flower farmers like myself from all over the country. Flower farming used to be quite an industry in the United States, but now over 80% of the flowers in your local florist are bought in from over seas. Turns out that flowers look, smell and last better when they are grown closer to home. Flowers that travel from overseas are days old by the time they reach your vase and many times just do not have the longevity or vitality that a local bunch will.
This video profiles some American growers and shows how flowers farming is having a resurgence. Watch the video and this summer I challenge you to buy a local bouquet and see the difference!