Local & Sustainable

The majority of flowers sold in this country are imported, usually from South America, creating a trail of waste, packaging, and chemicals. In addition to sourcing local, organically grown flowers, Pine State Flowers strives towards sustainability in multiple ways:

Leah Cook of Wild Hare Farm in Cedar Grove, NC

Leah Cook of Wild Hare Farm in Cedar Grove, NC

—We have minimal waste. Traditional flower shops offer specific arrangements (ie a dozen roses), and the unsold flowers get tossed.
At Pine State Flowers, our arrangements change daily based on seasonal availability, which means we rarely have a flower go unused. In addition, our flowers come straight from the growers, which eliminates the need for packaging.

We don't use flower foam. 
Despite being highly toxic and non-biodegradable, flower foam is considered a staple of the floral industry. We use more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as chicken wire and tape. 
In addition, all of our locally grown flowers are grown using sustainable farming methods, and sold without chemical preservatives.

—We compost everything. 
Pine State Flowers has a cutting garden on the site of the original greenhouses behind the shop, where we build compost with the little waste we have. We also recycle, reuse, or donate as much as possible.

 

Great resources for the local flower movement are SlowFlowers.com and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

Below are the local farms where the flowers of Pine State Flowers come from. If you're interested in selling wholesale, please send an email to pinestateflowers@gmail.com.

Bluebird Meadows Farm Hurdle Mills, NC www.bluebirdmeadowsnc.com

Bluebird Meadows Farm
Hurdle Mills, NC
www.bluebirdmeadowsnc.com

Happy as a Coneflower Farm Pittsboro, NC www.happyconeflowerfarm.com

Happy as a Coneflower Farm
Pittsboro, NC
www.happyconeflowerfarm.com

Lee Moore Crawford Durham, NC http://leeattractingbirds.blogspot.com

Lee Moore Crawford
Durham, NC
http://leeattractingbirds.blogspot.com

Sarah & Michael's Farm Durham, NC lomomarket.com/producers/sarah-michaels-farm

Sarah & Michael's Farm
Durham, NC
lomomarket.com/producers/sarah-michaels-farm

Sunshine Lavender Farm Hurdle Mills, NC www.sunshinelavenderfarm.com

Sunshine Lavender Farm
Hurdle Mills, NC
www.sunshinelavenderfarm.com

Wild Scallions Farm Timberlake, NC www.wildscallionsfarm.com

Wild Scallions Farm
Timberlake, NC
www.wildscallionsfarm.com

Color Fields Farm Hillsborough, NC www.colorfieldsfarm.com

Color Fields Farm
Hillsborough, NC
www.colorfieldsfarm.com

Homegrown City Farms Durham, NC www.homegrowncityfarms.com

Homegrown City Farms
Durham, NC
www.homegrowncityfarms.com

Maple Spring Gardens Cedar Grove, NC www.maplespringgardens.com

Maple Spring Gardens
Cedar Grove, NC
www.maplespringgardens.com

Sassafras Fork Farm Rougemont, NC www.sassafrasforkfarm.com

Sassafras Fork Farm
Rougemont, NC
www.sassafrasforkfarm.com

Waterdog Farms Hurdle Mills, NC www.waterdogfarms.com

Waterdog Farms
Hurdle Mills, NC
www.waterdogfarms.com

Fernrock Farm Hillsborough, NC www.fernrockfarm.com

Fernrock Farm
Hillsborough, NC
www.fernrockfarm.com

Lil' Farm Hillsborough, NC www.lilfarmnc.com

Lil' Farm
Hillsborough, NC
www.lilfarmnc.com

Open Door Farm Cedar Grove, NC www.opendoorfarmnc.com

Open Door Farm
Cedar Grove, NC
www.opendoorfarmnc.com

Spring Forth Farm Hurdle Mills, NC www.springforthfarmnc.com

Spring Forth Farm
Hurdle Mills, NC
www.springforthfarmnc.com

Wild Hare Farm Cedar Grove, NC www.wildharefarm.us

Wild Hare Farm
Cedar Grove, NC
www.wildharefarm.us