Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Beautiful New Local Producer Category!

Fresh flowers from Chisholm Creek Flowers.

This blog and website are about loving local food, and since some flowers are edible, I'm adding a new category to the Wichita Area Local Producers List - Flowers!  I took this beautiful picture at the Old Town Farmers' Market, and told the grower that I am sure he has the most beautiful farm around.  Can you imagine, a flower farm?  

While flowers are edible, the ones that aren't are also a great way to build into our local economy, just as local food purchases do.  You can ask what types of growing aids were used (chemicals) if you're interested, and know the history of the flower.  Try doing that at your local floral department.  Here's to sharing birthday's, anniversaries, mother's day, valentine's day and many other special days with locally grown beauties!

And remember...the Wichita Area Local Producers List is a community created list.  If you know of other local flower producers, let me know and I'll add their contact info to the list.

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