April 2018 was the first time I experienced a Netherlands flower market.
I'd never seen anything like it. Fritillaria, Itoh peonies, freesia, parrot tulips, ranunculus... these were not "farmer's market" blooms!
My first thought was, "We've been robbed. We're missing out, and we don't even know it."
Quality flowers should be available to everyone. Most blooms in the USA & Canada are imported, often full of pesticides and grown by labourers in poor working conditions.
But we are successfully growing top quality blooms—totally free of chemicals. Your flowers open naturally in the vase. They smell amazing. They are delivered fresh, often within hours of harvest.
Specialty flowers shouldn't be reserved for big events.
Let's take it from the Dutch: it's time to bring them to our kitchen tables.