Most florists sell flowers shipped from thousands of miles away. More than 80% of flowers in the US are imported. They come in boxes, are often soaked in chemicals and have been without water for days. Doesn’t sound very fresh and natural, right?
By only carrying what’s in season we reduce our overall waste. Other florists stock many kinds of flowers that often go unused if there is no order for them. At Little Acre because we have a single daily special, there are few wasted flowers. Some estimate that 80% of cut flowers end up in the trash because florists stock so many kinds of flowers than many people don’t order. Keep it simple, we say.
Little Acre Flowers chooses environmentally sustainable practices. Rather than plastic, we wrap our bouquets in repurposed burlap donated by local coffee roaster, Mayorga. Our note cards are printed on recycled paper and using soy-based ink. We want to be as sustainable as possible -- another reason why we don't import our flowers.
Support local farmers
We want to live in a diverse community with a thriving economy. By supporting nearby growers we support local jobs and also promote rural livelihoods and open spaces.
There’s a right time and a right place for most things. Just as peaches are best enjoyed in late summer, so too are dahlias. You enjoy better quality in the height of the season and also save money through buying what is readily available.