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Does anyone know of a florist in the Bay Area who would do local/wildflowers for a wedding?

Asked by sarahsugs (2898points) January 7th, 2008

The wedding is in July.

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Jill_E's avatar

I would ask Navletts, a nursery in Pleasant Hill. I remember when I lived there, they were able to answer any questions related to flowers and plants. They might have some contacts.

jz1220's avatar

I don’t have an answer for you, but may I ask why you want local/wildflowers?

sarahsugs's avatar

The amount of money/consuming that goes into a wedding (even a fairly small one) makes me uncomfortable, so I am trying to be very thoughtful about how the money is spent. Buying local and/or wildflowers feels more sustainable and friendly to the environment, rather than flowers that have to be shipped in from somewhere or grown in a hot-house. I have done no research on that premise however – it’s just an instinct.

occ's avatar

I have friends in the East Bay who run a very succesful organic catering company called Back to Earth . If you check out their website and give them a call I“m sure they can recommend the names of florists they work with that specialize in organic and/or local flowers. Another option, which would be a little more do-it-yourself, would be to go the farmers’ market and ask the local vendors there who are selling flowers if they could provide flowers for your wedding. I don’t know if the Berkeley farmers’ market has locally-grown flowers, but the Ferry Building market and the Alemany market (Saturdays, take 101 to 280 and get off at the first exit, the outdoor market is right there) both have local vendors who sell flowers and I“m sure would be happy to make a deal providing you with lots of local in-season flowers in July. It would also be MUCH cheaper. I know the Alemany bouquets sell for around $5 each and they are really lovely. Probably even cheaper if you bought in bulk.

jz1220's avatar

sarahsugs, I don’t know if you’re still looking for local organic flowers, but I thought I’d let you know that I came across the Oak Hill Farm. They’re based in Sonoma and grow organic flowers. They have a store in the SF Ferry Building. http://www.oakhillfarm.net/

sarahsugs's avatar

Thanks! This is great.

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