1. They Are Truly Local
Almost 80% of fresh flowers sold in the United States are not grown in North America, but in Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Israel. Shipping flowers from those 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.
2. They Are Truly Fresh
Imported flowers are often cut a week or more before they arrive in a consumer's hands. During this time, quality and vase life decline. Locally-grown flowers can be cut in the morning and on your dining room table that evening.
3. They Are Responsibly Grown
At Whitton Farms, we participate in the Certified Naturally Grown program. CNG is managed by participating farmers, and adheres many rigid sustainable farming practices. If we have a pest infestation, we only use pesticides that carry an OMRI label, with that said, we have not sprayed any kind of chemical on our flowers fields in over a decade. Our number one priority at the farm is to grow our soil.
4. They Smell Better
The first year I grew Bells of Ireland, I was shocked by their lovely fragrance. I had used wholesale bells of Ireland for a few years for floral design work before I began farming. I had no idea they could smell so light and fresh. Also the color was much more vivid. Commodity flowers have been bred to fit in a box for long distance travel. Locally grown flowers are produced in greater varieties, providing a wide range of colors, forms, and scents.
5. They Support the Local Economy
The production and sale of locally-grown cut flowers contribute to a community's economy, and provides employment and valuable agriculture experiences to people of all ages and walks of life.
6. They Make You Feel Better
Flowers reduce stress and improve your mood. Flowers can be connected to a time, a place, a person, a season, an event. They have a story to tell and you are a part of it.
Field to Vase Arrangements
We offer 3 gallon buckets of mixed flowers from our farm for delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. $50.00 per bucket, with mixed assortment of blooms. Custom selections welcome. Sign up through our online store!
Here's what we offer!
We love for our flowers to be a part of any celebration of love, but especially weddings! Intimate to grand weddings welcome. We book on a first come, first serve basis.
We now offer field to vase arrangements delivered to the following areas: Wilson, Arkansas, Marion, Arkansas | West Memphis, Arkansas | Harbortown, Memphis | Downtown, Memphis, and Midtown Memphis.
Our blooms are harvested within 24 hours of sliding into one of our classis glass vases. A card with your personal message of love is included. When you order your flowers from Whitton Farms you are supporting a Certified Naturally Grown farm with a family farming legacy that spans almost 100 years. Please order 24 hours in advance. Arrangements are available in $50.00, $75.00, and $100.00 sizes. Sign up through our online store!
Restaurant & Business Flowers
Local Flowers are best!
Why Local Flowers?
From birthday celebrations, baby showers, bereavement services, and retirement parties, we can design and deliver locally grown flowers to your next event!
Join our floral CSA today! Imagine 10 or 20 weeks of fresh, locally grown bouquets for you, or that special someone in your life! Perfect gift for Mother's Day! The gift that keeps giving! Sign up through our online store!
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