The best farms for fresh blooms

The best farms for fresh blooms

I don't know about you, but there is something absolutely fabulous about getting and receiving flowers especially if they are wild grown and organic. There is something really real and authentic about flowers grown this way. Here is list of three organic flower farms that are turning out the most special arrangements. These are one to keep in your files. 

Floret Flower Farms in located in Skagit Valley, Washington on only a tiny 3-acres. With such little space it is extraordinary what the founder, Erin Benzakin, has been able to create. Established in 2008, Floret features a design studio and learning center which hosts on farm workshops for flower farmers and floral designers to learn about small scale flower production and the art of floral design. In 2014 they began offering a collection of garden-related products such as bulbs, seeds, tools and growing resources, and in 2016 Floret released their own line of specialty heirloom and flower seeds.

Larkspur began as a retail floral shop located in Bucktown in 1994, and have since then established their farm in the Southwest Michigan town of Buchanan. Although their specialties are peonies and heirloom annuals, the Larkspur floral farm raises over 50 types of flower varieties a year using sustainable farming practices such as low-till methods, using organic and naturally found soil amendments, and the use of cover crop and co-planting for weed control. Since their beginning they have transformed their retail shop into a modern studio space which offers floral deliveries, wedding designs, pop-up floral design classes, open-studio nights, and collaborations with local artisans.

First generation farmers, Steve and Gretel Adams, founded Sunny Meadows Flower Farm in 2007. Located in Columbus, Ohio on 10 acres of land, Sunny Meadows focuses on creating a healthy environment for their plants to grow and for their team to work in by minimizing their use of chemicals and growing sustainably with organic practices like making their own compost, using organic amendments, and using integrated pest management to minimize their effect on pollinators.

 Each of these farms delivers their beautiful and farm grown flowers to locations all over. I can't think of anything better than fresh flowers grown with love. 



Allison Warren
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