Why Miriah Loves Local!


I've loved buying local products across the board for a long time so when I started working with Rachel I was excited that this was something she was also passionate about! I think it's so important because you're supporting YOUR community, where you live. There's a cheesy ad that I've seen a few times about how buying local gives a little girl her first dance shoes and highschool students their prom dresses and suits instead of buying a billionaire another beach house. It's cheesy, but it's so true! Buying local products generally means supporting a smaller, family run business that directly impacts the people who work in the business and I love being a part of that!

(It's great for the economy too!)


Grower: Trommel Greenhouses Photos by: Ashley Michelle Photography and Sugar and Spice Photography


When I buy local flowers, I know it's better for the environment as well because local farmers don't have to ship their flowers nearly as far, using less energy in the long run. I don't know about you but I'm always down with anything a little more eco-friendly! Not only that, because they aren't shipped halfway around the world, blooms are much more likely to last longer and arrive to you fresher and in better condition.


Grower: Apko Nurseries Photos by: Ashley Michelle Photography and Sugar and Spice Photography

I'm more confident in the ethics of how local farmers treat their employees because Canada has better labour laws than a lot of the developing countries where many imported flowers are grown.

I can feel better about where my money goes when I buy from people in my area.


Grower: Ravenek Greenhouses Photos by: Ashley Michelle Photography and Sugar and Spice Photography

All those reasons aside, local flowers are also incredibly beautiful! I had no idea how many varieties are grown so close to me and there really isn't the need to buy imported flowers. Especially with greenhouses, there's a lot available year round. Obviously not everything can be done this way and sometimes there just isn't a replacement for a specific imported flower or greenery variety that can be grown in Canada and that's ok. Sometimes just making small changes when you can makes a huge difference.


Grower: Ravenek Greenhouses Photos by: Ashley Michelle Photography and Sugar and Spice Photography

I hope you feel inspired and empowered to choose local flowers whenever you get the chance!


Much love, Miriah




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