Flowers you can feel good about
Industrialized operations grow flowers bred to live for days (or weeks!) out of water. (Often, the fragrance is bred out to extend shelf life and replaced with perfume!)
Studies show that these imports can include a cocktail of 100+ pesticides and preservatives to help them survive. These pesticides impact the health of workers, local communities growing the flowers and florists handling the flowers.
Conventional farming techniques – the use of chemicals to fight pests and weeds – increases greenhouse gas emissions, disrupts microorganisms, leads to water pollution, and soil erosion.
Farm name: Sassafras Fork Farm
Location: Granville County, NC
Years growing: 11 years!
Bio: Sassafras Fork's one hundred and fifty acres is situated in the rolling hills of rural Granville County. Our farm is just a short drive from the thriving Triangle region of North Carolina. Convening interests in sustainable agriculture brought the father-daughter duo together in 2011 when Sassafras Fork officially became a family-farming endeavor.