Real Flowers

Advocacy

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So glad to announce the new marriage between Farm to Fork and Foxglove Market and Studio. Christine Hoffman, proprietor of Foxglove, serves an unusual niche in the Cities, and that is local, seasonal and organic flower design. Many edibles find their way into her arrangements: raspberry branches, rose hips, herbs like rosemary and purple basil. Her bouquets are long-lasting, untreated (an anomaly in the industry), and refreshingly unusual.

Christine and I conceived of the Better Bouquet Share for Farm to Fork clients and now with each cooking session (or every other) Christine’s arrangements can be delivered on a client’s cooking day and left with the menu. Christine uses new and vintage vases and mason jars and those get switched out with each delivery, just as you replace a new box with a vegetable share.

We are only now beginning to apply the same values to flowers as we do to food when it comes to fair trade issues and sustainability. Read more on this subject in a piece off Christine’s website; you’ll never look at a simple bouquet of flowers the same again!