As designers and flower farmers, we’re committed to providing a new option for the traditional floral supply process. If you’re new to the floral industry or haven’t switched to locally-grown yet – here are some major reasons to commit to your local flower farmers!
80% of the flowers bought and sold in floral shops, grocery stores, and by designers are grown overseas? Colombia alone supplies 70% of the flowers imported into the US each day! Which means everything applying to those flowers is overseen by their government and industry regulations… aka their chemical use and workers rights. Then there is the massive global emissions issue when it comes to refrigeration and transportation to get them delivered to you. Needless to say, they’re the furthest thing from sustainable.
Think about all of those factors applying to another perishable item we regularly purchase…. the food we consume. Anyways, the world wide web provides some light reading if you’re requiring more info. Let us try to cliff note the pros (and necessities) that come from purchasing local blooms:
Our growing season is generally around May – October. Check out our seasonal availability guide here!
The Michigan Flower Barn concept is inspired by the replicable flower co-op structure and other local wholesale models across the US. After realizing the undeniable need to supply flower farmers across Mid-Michigan with a central hub to distribute their blooms, our wholesale flower market was created.
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