Updated: Feb 16
A locally grown cut flower is a flower that is grown and harvested in the same region as it is sold. Local flowers are often produced by small-scale farmers and sold at local farmers' markets or to florists and flower shops. They are the epitome of the farm-to-table movement, offering fresh and beautiful blooms beneficial for the environment while supporting local businesses.
There are several reasons locally-grown flowers are becoming increasingly popular, and they are the best choice for those looking to add a touch of natural beauty to their home. For one, they are fresher than imported flowers. Cut flowers grown in other countries and shipped to your local florist may take days, even weeks, to reach their final destination. By the time they arrive, they may have lost their bright colors and fragrance and not be as fresh as they once were. On the other hand, locally grown flowers can be harvested the same day or close to as they are sold, giving you blooms that are at their peak and are more vibrant, aromatic, and long-lasting.
Locally grown flowers may also offer a unique variety of species and colors than imported flowers. This is because local flower growers can experiment with cultivating a wide range of flowers, which allows them to offer unique and distinctive varieties that don't ship well and are not commonly found in larger chain stores. This can help to create a more personalized and customized look in your arrangement.
Another advantage of choosing locally grown cut flowers is that they are often produced using sustainable and environmentally friendly methods. Local farmers often use land management techniques such as integrated pest management, crop rotation, and composting to keep their flowers healthy and growing strong. Not only does this help reduce harmful chemicals it also benefits the soil and the environment. Additionally, buying locally grown flowers helps to reduce the carbon emissions associated with shipping and transportation, as the flowers do not have to be transported long distances.
Support the local economy by choosing locally grown cut flowers. By purchasing flowers from local farmers, designers, and shops, you are helping to keep small businesses thriving and supporting the local community. Not only does this boost the local economy, but it also helps to preserve the tradition and culture of growing and selling flowers.
Locally grown cut flowers are beautiful, unique, and fragrant. They are also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, support local economies, and enjoy fresh, sustainable blooms. So next time you buy flowers, stop by the Flower Market for a bouquet of locally grown flowers and enjoy the many benefits of choosing this environmentally friendly option.
The public is invited to shop at the in-person Flower Markets, where you can meet local flower growers while you sip coffee and shop farm fresh blooms.
Monthly in Old Town Clovis at On The Edge Coffee House.
Every first Thursday of the month from April - October.
On The Edge Coffee House, 412 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA 93612
Every Saturday at the indoor market in Downtown Fresno at Sun Stereo Warehouse from March 18th - October 14th.
Sun Stereo Warehouse, 736 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721