Why should I join a CSA for my floral needs?
There are many reasons to join a CSA floral subscription. Keeping a fresh supply of beautiful locally grown flowers in your home or office is a great way to fill your space with warmth, welcome and calm but there is more to it than just that. Joining a local CSA bolsters local economy too. If you find yourself buying flowers more than once a month or wishing you did here are 7 great reasons to consider joining this season:
The Perfect Gift: The gift of a CSA subscription is a gift that keeps on giving all season long, a recurring reminder of your appreciation, admiration or congratulations. It is also a perfect resource for every last minute affair. I use my CSA as a personal gift reserve. I have used my weekly bouquet as a last minute birthday gift, an impromptu graduate congratulations and I have even donated it to a friend to save an almost forgotten Anniversary.
Always having a beautiful bouquet on hand has become a kind of Swiss-army knife of last minute hospitality
and on the weeks where I’m not sharing my flowers with my nearest and dearest, well those weeks are just the perfect little gift just for me.
Support Local Farmers and Local Economy: Unlike buying from a grocery or traditional florist, CSAs are a great way to give money directly to the farmers that grow in your community. It’s not as direct as visiting a farmer’s market, but if you don’t live in a place where there’s a farmer’s market nearby, CSAs often deliver your “share,” or your portion of the harvest to your home, or let you pick up your share from a central location.
The Freshest Possible Flowers: Since all of the plants you get from a CSA are locally-grown, everything you get as part of your share will be cut at the peak of perfection and delivered directly to you without having to be truck shipped, packaged, preserved, fumigated or refrigerated for an extended period before you get them. Fresher flowers are healthier and generally live much longer than their counterparts extending your opportunity to enjoy and share them.
Industrial-Pesticide free flowers: Traditional floral supply markets grow their flowers in vast monoculture greenhouses, often in conflict with the natural environment. In order to keep profits high and natural pests at bay it is common practice to use blanket applications of powerful industrial synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. The small farmers that supply our local CSA however have the luxury of employing simpler more natural methods of pest management, methods that produce healthy pesticide free flowers grown in harmony with the natural environment.
Small Carbon Footprint: The best part about a CSA is it’s carbon footprint, or should I say lack there of. Traditional florists order the majority of their florals from global suppliers and all of that shipping has a powerful environmental impact. Since CSA’s are supplied directly by local farms you cut out thousands of miles of shipping saving money and fuel consumption.
Seasonal Nostalgia: The olfactory system is the strongest memory trigger of our senses and a powerful window into emotion and recollection. Fill your home or office with a weekly CSA of locally grown seasonal flowers and let every bouquet transport you from fond memories of spring daffodils and lilac, to summer herbs and winters cinnamon and Narcissus. Our CSA features a variety of favorite native aromatics and signature Kentucky floral fragrances guaranteed to be a familiar favorite.
Gourmet Varieties at Better than Market Prices: Most people wouldn’t consider a CSA the most affordable option because of the initial investment but when you break it down it’s really an incredible value. Not only because of the quantity and quality but the variety of flowers you receive are much richer as well. CSA’s are not limited to providing only flowers that can survive and be made profitable by industrial processing. CSA farms are oases of sustainability and diversity limited only by our farmers imagination and driven by the support of the community. Traditional florals are not only limited to varieties that are industrially profitable but are also priced well above their actual value in order to recoup the cost of shipping, processing, pest management, industrial greenhousing and artificial fertilizer application.
Ready to fill your home, office and friends hearts with flowers all year long? From peonies and snapdragons to foliage and forcing bulbs, a CSA subscription is a gift that can be tailored to fit every style or palate. Each 10 week subscription can be enjoyed consecutively or on a schedule for your convenience.
Sign up for your 10 week subscription today!