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Locally sourced flower arrangement from Little Acre flowers
Locally sourced flower arrangement from Little Acre flowers.

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Valentine’s Day is coming! Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win an over-the-top floral arrangement valued at $300.

Where does our food come from? Recently, it’s a question more of us have been asking. The locally-sourced movement has created a culture in which people actively seek out food that comes from nearby sources, believing it is healthier, more environmentally sound, and that it supports the local economy.

So, if we’re conscientious about what we put in our bodies, it makes sense to be equally aware of what we put in our homes–the overarching thought behind the creation of Little Acre Flowers, first locally-sourced florist in the D.C. area.

Founder Tobie Whitman was inspired by the farm-to-table movement in grocery stores and restaurants. She had the idea to create a flower delivery service that she calls field-to-vase: with flowers directly sourced from local fields and arranged in a vase, without any unknowns or variables in-between.

little acre flowers 3Just as a locally sourced restaurant offers a seasonal menu based on the availability of fresh meats and produce from local farms, Little Acre offers a daily arrangement of its freshest flowers. You can have the flowers delivered to pretty much anywhere in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area.

With locally sourced flowers, all of the thinking that goes into locally sourced food goes into the botanics. And by staying local, Whitman adds, “our flowers are fresher and more sustainable.” This approach also allows Little Acre to offer delicate varieties that might not survive a longer journey.

Whitman sees Little Acre Flowers certainly as a flower delivery business for the modern era: online, convenient, and socially conscientious. “We want people to think about floral purchases the same way they may approach what they eat: buy local.”

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Little Acre Flowers opens on January 23, just in time for you to order one of their stunning Valentine’s Day arrangements (or win one in our giveaway — don’t forget to enter below!) Check out their Facebook page and website to read more about locally sourced foods and plants.

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