Why buy local?
Q: What makes your flowers different from a farmers market bouquet?
A: We curate a collection of flowers from multiple (amazing) growers. This allows us to support multiple farmers at once and highlight their best individual crops. It also allows them to focus on the growing while we focus on the designing and retailing of their flowers.
Q: What do you mean by "local"?
A: Every flower is sourced from within 100 miles of Gettysburg during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. In the winter, we occasionally extend this radius to 200 miles, and are sure to include that change in our advertisements.
Q: Why is buying local important?
A: 80% of flowers in bought in the United States are imported. That is roughly 64% by dollar volume of billions that goes to imports from The Netherlands, South America, Asia, and Africa. Between packaging, alterations (toxic dyes and bleaching), storage, and transportation, the floral industry has a huge environmental impact. By reducing the number of miles your bouquet travels from 4,000 (minimum) to 100, we are breaking our ties with energy use, plastic sleeves, jet fuel and chemical preservatives. We are replacing it with uniquely close relationships with regional growers, financial support for small businesses that treat their employees honestly and fairly, and zero packaging waste (field to bucket to vase).
Read our commitments here.