1. What is a CSA Flower Bouquet Subscription?
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture”, and is a direct way to link growers with flower lovers. CSA members invest in their local farm at the beginning of the season in anticipation of the harvest to come. By paying for a full season (or part, like Spring, Summer or Fall) of flowers in the spring, members are providing income to farms to off-set early season start-up costs.
In addition, this direct exchange from member to grower cuts out the “middleman”, which ensures that the grower can make a fair wage for their work while providing beautiful, locally grown flowers to their members in a manner that stewards the land.
CSA is a locally-based approach to agriculture and distribution and most importantly, builds relationships within the community.
Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding our CSA subscriptions.
2. What are the benefits of signing up for a CSA Flower subscription?
- You get fresh, local, sustainably grown flowers
- You are able to enjoy what is best in season
- It’s convenient. We provide weekly or bi-weekly flower bouquet subscriptions.
- You are supporting your local farmer
3. Do I get to choose what I get on a weekly basis?
The farmer chooses what is included in the bouquet. Sometimes the bouquets are smaller and sometimes larger. You will always get a great value.
4. Can you tell me about shipping, delivery & pickups?
Please see our Shipping and Delivery page.
5. Why should I buy local flowers?
Did you know that most of the flowers that you buy in the grocery store are imported from South America, Europe and Africa! I didn’t know this until I started flower farming.
What happens when you switch to buying local flowers? You create local jobs by providing a living wage for your local farmer, keep your money in the local community economy, support local agriculture, create biodiversity and make a lovely home form your local bees. You also help to preserve farm land, minimize the environmental impact from the typical long, complex transportation of imported flowers. Best of all, you get fresher, long lasting flowers that smell the way your grandma’s flowers used to smell! In the same way that a strawberry purchased at your local farmers market tastes like an actual strawberry, local flowers smell great and since they have been picked at the optimal time and sent very little time in transit, they last a lot longer than your typical grocery flowers.
It also feels good and is good for your soul!
Wherever possible, we buy local too!
Want to find our more? Visit localflowers.org and slowflowers.com
6. How do I take care of my cut flowers at home?
When you get home, recut all the stems with a sharp knife (or scissors in a pinch).
Remove any leaves that will be below the water line, as they make the water dirty and prevent the stems from sucking up more water.
Place flowers into cool, fresh water in a clean vase (it should be clean enough that you would drink out of it).
For the longest “vase life”, keep flowers in a cool area of your home, out of direct sunlight. Change the water every 2-3 days, and recut the stems. If your flowers came with flower food/powder, follow the package instructions- this really is food for your flowers.
Most fresh, local flowers should last a week or more (there are some exceptions like with sweetpeas).
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