All the flowers in this wee posy were grown here at the Flower Farm, near New Galloway.
Cut in the morning, given a long drink in the workshop (about 25 yards away) then arranged ready for delivery around lunchtime to Crossmichael.
Total Flower miles in production? About 8 miles I should think. Max. And the journey was shared with many other deliveries, a trip to Loch Arthur Farm Shop & my supermarket shop.
We grow most of the flowers used in our arrangements for locally delivered bouquets, Posies, Wedding, Party & Funeral flowers here in Galloway. The flowers we don't grow (mainly early & late season) are sourced from trusted growers in the British Isles. We use only flowers & foliage grown in the British Isles all year round.
When you buy from a local flower Farmer, the 'flower miles' total is as low as it can be (unless you grow them yourself, of course). Buying locally grown flowers keeps the carbon footprint low, your flowers are grown to good environmental & ethical standards (in our case, we're UNESCO GSA Biosphere certified) & it keeps your money in the local Dumfries & Galloway economy. By supporting our little Flower Farm, we spend the money earned locally when possible. In turn helping to support other local jobs, shops, post offices etc. It all helps. Thank you - your support & encouragement makes a difference.
As they say, 'Think Global, Act Local'.
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.