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 whenever possible, 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, most of 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, tape, and flower frogs. 
In addition, all of our locally grown flowers are grown using sustainable farming methods, and sold without chemical preservatives.

—We compost everything. 
We share our land with a small flower farm and community 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.

 

 

Local Farms where the flowers of Pine State Flowers come from: 

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

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

Fernrock Farm Hillsborough, NC  www.fernrockfarm.com

Fernrock Farm
Hillsborough, NC
www.fernrockfarm.com

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

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

Mighty Tendril Farm Cedar Grove, NC  www.mightytendril.com

Mighty Tendril Farm
Cedar Grove, NC
www.mightytendril.com

Orlaya Flora Farm Hillsborough, NC  www.orlayaflora.com/farm

Orlaya Flora Farm
Hillsborough, NC
www.orlayaflora.com/farm

Sassafras Fork Farm Rougemont, NC  www.sassafrasforkfarm.com

Sassafras Fork Farm
Rougemont, NC
www.sassafrasforkfarm.com

Springwell Gardens Cary, NC  www.springwellgardens.com

Springwell Gardens
Cary, NC
www.springwellgardens.com

Clear Black Flowers Durham, NC  www.clearblackflowers.com

Clear Black Flowers
Durham, NC
www.clearblackflowers.com

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

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

Parker Farm & Vineyard Hurdle Mills, NC  www.facebook.com/ParkerFarmAndVineyard

Parker Farm & Vineyard
Hurdle Mills, NC
www.facebook.com/ParkerFarmAndVineyard

Sarah & Michael's Farm Durham, NC  https://bit.ly/2E6EVMe

Sarah & Michael's Farm
Durham, NC
https://bit.ly/2E6EVMe

Sugarbean Farm Hillsborough, NC  www.facebook.com/sugarbeanfarm.nc

Sugarbean Farm
Hillsborough, NC
www.facebook.com/sugarbeanfarm.nc

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

The Orchid Gallery Pittsboro, NC  https://bit.ly/2J7OePR

The Orchid Gallery
Pittsboro, NC
https://bit.ly/2J7OePR

Piedmont Wholesale Flowers Durham, NC  www.piedmontwholesaleflowers.com

Piedmont Wholesale Flowers
Durham, NC
www.piedmontwholesaleflowers.com

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

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

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

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

Waterdog Farms Hurdle Mills, NC  www.waterdogfarms.com

Waterdog Farms
Hurdle Mills, NC
www.waterdogfarms.com

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

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

Wild Scallions Farm Timberlake, NC  www.wildscallionsfarm.com

Wild Scallions Farm
Timberlake, NC
www.wildscallionsfarm.com