Why Support Local Sustainable Floristry

What is the benefit of buying local, sustainably grown flowers? Keep reading to find out!

1) You support a local business! Purchasing from a local business keeps money in our community. Our business in turn supports other local businesses. So where does your dollar go when you purchase flowers from us? To local grocery stores, to employees that live in your neighborhood, to local banks, to our local garden stores and to other local farmers.

2) They’re freshest! Most flowers make a journey around the globe before landing on your dining room table. Since our flowers are cut right before you buy them, they will last longer in your vase without the need for chemical floral preservative.

3) Lower carbon footprint! Since we’re way up here in Alaska, most flowers in the grocery and at the flower wholesaler have traveled thousands of miles while being refrigerated. That’s a lot of energy just to bring you blooms! But our farm is RIGHT DOWN THE STREET! We can walk our flowers to the market!

4) No harmful chemicals! Most flowers you buy at the grocery have been pumped with floral preservative after harvest and doused with chemical herbicides and pesticides before harvest. Here at the farm we ONLY USE ORGANIC GROWING METHODS! This means we nurture our soil to avoid weed and pest problems. If we do have issues we only use products that fall under organic certification. After harvest we treat our blooms carefully by keeping them cool, giving them fresh water and selling them super fresh so we don’t need to use floral preservative.

5) Eco-friendly design! All our design is done foam free. Why does this matter? Floral foam is filled with nasty carcinogenic chemicals and never biodegrades. It simply breaks down in the landfill into micro-plastic compounds. What a disaster these are! Not to mention the chemicals released when handling this product. And since we don’t use a preservative in our flowers, after your event, you can compost them worry free!

6) This is my dream! By buying our product, you are supporting my dream of growing and designing flowers. Thanks SO MUCH!

I’d love a comment to let me know what YOUR DREAM is and how I can support you!

9 Great Shop-Local Mother's Day Gifts

Hoping to buy a mom something special, unique and LOCAL? Keep reading and I’ll highlight some ideas for gifts that I (and any other Anchorage mama) would LOVE to receive.

1) A massage from Nina or Helen at Open Space - for a mama who needs some great bodywork, Nina and Helen are experts.

2) Jewelry from Wolf + Rove - order online, it’s easy and fast. And her earrings are AMAZING!

3) Jewelry from Shovonne at Arctic Treasures - I just read about her in the Press and would love to support this local mama and Alaska Native artist.

4) Ice cream cone from Wild Scoops then a stroll on the Coastal Trail

5) Dinner at Jack Sprat- for a little more adventure, ride bikes on the Bird to Gird trail!

6) Dinner and an art film at Bear’s Tooth

7) Cinnamon rolls and coffee at Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop - it you haven’t checked out their new South Anchorage location, you must!

8) Our very own BOUQUET SUBSCRIPTION program from the farm! Buzz on over HERE to learn more.

9) A MARKET CARD from the farm so your mama can load up on her choice of flowers, herbs and greens all summer long. Did you say “Yes, please?” then learn more HERE!

Do you have more GREAT ideas? Share them below for all to read!