Why Buy Local?

JOIN THE BUY LOCAL MOVEMENT!

Why BUY American Grown Flowers

1. American Grown Flowers only account for 20% of all the flowers sold in the U.S.
--Imported flowers are only competitive because they take advantage of low-cost
labor, less stringent environmental regulations and a powerful international lobby."
(Debra Prinzing/Slow Flowers)


2. "Shipping flowers from other countries to the United States incurs
huge
transportation, energy, refrigeration, and storage costs, leaving an
enormous carbon footprint
. These floral materials may carry residue of
chemical pesticides
or fungicides.


3. The farmers contribute to the community, economy and provide employment opportunities.
 

Locally grown flowers and produce have many more benefits.

In fact, it's good for you, for your family, for the community, for our region, and for the planet!
TEN REASONS TO BUY FROM A LOCAL FAMILY FARM

  1. Locally grown is fresher and tastes better.
  2. Family farms help to protect the environment.
  3. Buying locally conserves precious resources by not having to travel more than 50 miles.
  4. Thriving family farms build rural economies.
  5. By buying locally, you can learn how your food and flowers are grown. You can talk to the grower.
  6. Local family farms help children learn healthy values.
  7. Locally grown food and flowers protects genetic diversity.
  8. Many local family farms grow diverse products.
  9. Local family farms pay local taxes and buy their supplies locally.
  10. Local family farms mean food security.

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