Find our Flowers at Local Florists
La Terre blooms are now being offered through several local florists. Please considered supporting these incredible businesses that support us!
harkins, the florist
1601 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70130 504-529-1638
Mitch's Flowers by Monique E. Chauvin
4843 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70115 504-899-4843
Kim Starr Wise, Floral Events
2036 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70130 504-390-0563
The French Portager
213 Main Street
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
We have an honor stand at French Potager! We're so excited to be in Martha's shop and have our own little corner. Please stop by to pick up a bouquet and check out all of the fabulous finds in her shop. There's also a spot for you to recycle your mason jars so we can use them again!
And here's another reason why Martha Whitney Butler of the French Portager is the best ever — she made a Mother's Day arrangement in our honor!
She created three arrangements, one to honor her mom, one for her daughter, and one for her favorite female flower farmer. We're holding back the tears and love the nod to supporting locally grown "slow flowers."
Current Markets We're Attending
If you want to pick up some locally made goodies, there are some incredible markets along the Coast.
If you're looking for us (or our flower trailer) specifically, please call first to make sure we're attending as events, farm activities and life can sometimes bring us in other directions. Either way, these are great markets to be aware of!
Saturday mornings from 9-11am
Wednesday afternoons from 4-6pm
Flowers are Big Business!
La Terre Farms is one of many small farms that are bringing cut flowers back to the US. According to the USDA, the number of small flower farms has increased about 20% during the past five years and as of the 2012 census, there were nearly 6,000 flower farms across the country. (Read more statistics about the flower industry at Petal Republic).
Did you know that according to the United States Department of Agriculture, 80% of all flowers sold in the U.S. are imported? Most of the cut flowers that you see are coming from South American industrial flower farms and many have a history of using harsh chemical fertilizers, toxic pesticides, and unfair labor practices.
For this we say thank you for keeping it local!
We've upped our flower game and currently have over 10,000 flowers planted and getting ready to bloom. We've expanded our beds with 14 new 100' long beds complete with drip irrigation and Bio360, biodegradable cover made from corn starch to suppress weeds and hold in the moisture. Between markets, local florists, individual orders, workshops, and our flower club, we really appreciate your support!