Why Buy Local Flowers?
LocalFlowers.org is an easy-to-use website brought to you by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG), a nonprofit trade association dedicated to uniting and educating growers of cut flowers. Searchable by city or ZIP code, LocalFlowers.org allows customers with floral needs of all sizes to easily find and purchase directly from ASCFG members.
ASCFG members grow their flowers sustainably, in cooperation with and responsibility to the environment. They’re grown close to home, giving consumers both that just-cut freshness not always found in flower stores and the assurance that their dollars are going to support their local economies. And because they’re cut close to the time of purchase, the flowers will last much longer than those bought in traditional wholesale outlets.
You’ll feel good purchasing with the help of LocalFlowers.org. You’ll get to know your producers and will form long- lasting collaborations with them. You’ll see firsthand their pride in their products. You’ll know that the grower is in charge, deciding what to produce, incorporating his or her knowledge of local growing conditions, and experimenting with new varieties.
Ultimately, you can be assured that LocalFlowers.org flowers are not grown to fit into a box. Instead, like each customer, they’re allowed to express their identities— in stem length, in color and in fragrance. With 2,500 growers in all 50 states and Canada, variety is assured.
Visit LocalFlowers.org where you can learn more about the benefits of locally produced flowers, read up on cut flower care, meet local growers and find what your local growers are harvesting.
Be sure to tell your grower you found him or her through LocalFlowers.org.