Support women farmers and look to local flower farms for your next bouquet.

By Jenny Krane
March 05, 2019

International Women’s Day is approaching, and what better way to celebrate than by showing the women in your life how much you appreciate them? Even better, you can do this while supporting businesses owned and operated by women. Let your mom, grandma, aunt, sister, or girlfriends know you’re thinking of them by sending them fresh, local flowers from flower farms. You can also gift your leading ladies a community supported agriculture (CSA) share so they can enjoy local cut flowers throughout the growing season. Here are a few of our favorite female-run farms across the country.

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Farmgirl Flowers

Ranunculus are the perfect cut flowers to bring spring into your home. If you didn’t find Farmgirl Flowers on your own, odds are you've probably admired a coworker's bouquet and not even realized it was from Farmgirl. Each arrangement has multiple flower varieties and types of greenery and comes wrapped in burlap for a rustic, farmhouse vibe. That trademark burlap wrap is also made from reused coffee bags from local roasters—recycling at its finest. This floral delivery company started with Christina Stembel, the founder and CEO.

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Humble Flowers

Calling all flower-lovers from Tennessee—support your local growers and purchase a CSA share from Humble Flowers. This flower farm, owned and operated by women, is just outside Nashville and focuses on heirloom varieties. The farm can help you with event flowers or just provide a weekly treat-yourself gift. A CSA bouquet share will provide fresh, in-season flowers for you to enjoy.

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Bear Creek Farm

Even in the big city, full and fresh floral arrangements are within reach. If you’re caught up in the hustle and bustle of NYC, Bear Creek Farm can deliver bouquets to your door. This female-operated farm out of Stanfordville, New York specializes in dinner-plate dahlias (look at that bloom!). Order tubers or buckets of grown florals to create your ideal arrangement.

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Bluma Flower Farm

If you’re in the San Francisco area, you’re in luck—you can get a CSA share from Bluma Flower Farm. Joanna Polly Silber Letz is the founder, owner, and operator of Bluma Farm. This year’s flowers will be farmed from a rooftop in Berkeley versus a traditional farm setting. You can get a six-week share that will deliver full-size arrangements, or purchase a 12-week share of bulk blooms.

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Little Bluestem Farm

This small, woman-founded flower farm grows bulbs, flowers, and grasses on their property in Mississippi. Little Bluestem Farm offers CSA shares during spring and summer, which can be picked up at their flower cart in Jackson, Mississippi. Spring CSA members will receive six bouquets, and summer members can choose from three sizes of arrangements to receive throughout the season. This florist farm also does weddings!

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Delight Flower Farm

Champaign-Urbana dwellers: get Delight Flower Farm cut flowers at local grocery stores, florists and farmer’s markets. This women-owned farm started in 2011 and also offers CSA shares, edible flowers, herbs, and evergreen wreaths. You can pick up your CSA share at designated locations, or pay extra for delivery service to the Champaign-Urbana area.

Whether you seek out local flowers at the farmer's market or give the season-long gift of a CSA share, you're making a conscious effort to support smaller businesses. And knowing that your cut flower arrangements were grown by female farmers and business owners is guaranteed to make your International Women's Day a little more special. You grow, girls.


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