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OUR FLOWERS

We grow a diverse mix of unique and beautiful cut flowers at our farm in Santa Rosa, CA. Our farming practices exceed organic requirements and are constantly evolving to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. We've made it our mission to woo you with the quality and natural beauty of locally-grown blooms that is often lost in imported flowers.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Did you know that approximately 80% of the flowers sold in the US are imported? These flowers are often grown using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, pumped with preservative, wrapped in plastic, sometimes dyed, and shipped from other continents - all before meeting the hands of a grocer or florist. By growing our own flowers organically (and occasionally sourcing from other rad local farms for our designs), we greatly reduce emissions, waste, and use of chemicals while producing a higher quality product. We compost all of our green waste and never use floral foam in our design work (a non-biodegradable, petroleum-derived, single use product used for structural support for floral arrangements).​ We utilize regenerative farm practices and are committed to cultivating a wide range of biodiverse crops, implementing crop rotation, and cover cropping. While farming is inherently disruptive by nature, we strive to give back to the land as much as we take from it to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship.

SEASONALITY

As farmers, we live by the seasons. We follow nature's lead and don't do much to try to manipulate the natural timing of our crops, ensuring that our flowers are at the peak of quality while we have them. They remind us to savor their fleeting beauty while they're around. For this reason, we do not promise any particular flower varieties in our design work; only beautiful, seasonal arrangements that capture a moment in time. Some of our favorite flower varieties include: ranunculus, anemones, sweet peas, nigella, larkspur, foxglove, agrostemma, columbine, and campanula in Spring; snapdragons, garden roses, lisianthus, dahlias, rudbeckia, zinnias, marigolds, strawflower, cosmos, and coreopsis in Summer and Fall. 

Meet the farmer/florist

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Gina Strathman is co-owner of Longer Table Farm and runs the cut flower operation. She previously started and ran her own business as a floral designer specializing in full service event design. Her educational background is in graphic design and business management with a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City, but she ventured into flower farming and floral design after her world collided with some farmer's about eight years ago. She and that farmer (Will) are now business and life partners. Gina is endlessly inspired by color and the beauty of the natural world.

FIND us at market

Occidental Farmer's Market​

Fridays, May-October

4pm-dusk

Healdsburg Farmer's Market

Saturdays, May-November

8:30am-12pm

Marin Farmer's Market at The Civic Center

Sundays, year-round

8am-1pm

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