Who We Are

Dirty Hoe Flower Farm was established in 2016. Our purpose is to delight our customers with beautiful, long lasting flowers. We sell our flowers to individual and commercial bouquet subscribers who recognize the benefits of having fresh flowers every day. We grow all of our flowers in a small raised bed garden using sustainable methods. With support from flower lovers like you we plan to expand our business to include acres of specialty flowers and shrubs.

Mixed Bouquet

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The weekly bouquet includes at least 15 stems of seasonal blooms, along with interesting or fragrant greenery. Each bouquet is tied securely and wrapped in brown craft paper for protection. The bouquet will fill a medium vase and, with the proper care, will provide beauty for a full week.

Large Mixed Bouquet

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Mixed Bouquet – Biweekly

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The weekly bouquet includes at least 15 stems of seasonal blooms, along with interesting or fragrant greenery. Each bouquet is tied securely and wrapped in brown craft paper for protection. The bouquet will fill a medium vase and, with the proper care, will provide beauty for a full week.

Why Choose Locally Grown?

Fresh cut flowers last longer. When you buy locally grown cut flowers, you can feel confident that the flowers were just picked within the last day or so, and that they are going to last for about a full week on your dining room table. The flowers available at most grocery stores have been shipped from South America, where they were harvested several days prior–before they were fully opened, stuffed into a box, put on a plane, then trucked to a local wholesaler who sold it to the florist or retailer. Those flowers are half dead before they even reach the store.

Most of the flowers sold in the United States are imported. Buying locally grown flowers reduces the carbon footprint associated with bringing the flowers to market. In addition, the flowers grown outside of the U.S. are often grown using less sustainable practices.

In 1991 Congress created Andean Trade Preference Act, eliminating tariffs on flowers from Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru, and devastating the American flower farming industry. Today, approximately 80% of the flowers sold in the United States are imported. When you buy from local farms you bolster the local economy, provide employment. You know who the farmer is, where your flowers come from, and what practices have been used to grow them.

Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Boston), reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh-cut flowers are present in the home. Research from Texas A&M University demonstrates that workers' idea generation, creative performance and problem solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers and plants.

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