I grew flowers as a kid. I picked up the bugs off of the petals and carefully placed them on the ground. I never sprayed the flowers and I collecrted them early in the mornnig or later in the evening. I have never been afriad of hard work and know excatly how f'ucking hard it is to grow things, especially in California.
Our new minimum order amount is reflective of our continued effort to provide primailry local, mostly organic and often female owned flowers. Our committment to sustainable farming and beautiful flowers is a real one. Perhaps most importatnly, I believe that those who are responsibly working the soil, and providing me gorgeous flowers deserve proper compenstation for their essential work. I realize this puts me way out of the comfort zone of many people, and that is fine by me.
As long as there are 24th street bucket shops and a Whole Foods nearby, those that are not interested in our way of doing business will have plenty of options for heavily sprayed, heavily subsidized, heavily fertilized out of season flowers.