Local flowers in Essex on the North Shore of MA

April 27, 2014 – 07:30 am

Cut farm flowers for weddings and events by Aster B Flowers flower farm in Essex MA on the North shore of MassachusettsAster B. grows flowers for farmers’ markets, a CSA, weddings, events, designers, retail shops and restaurants.

Aster B. strives to be sustainable both in the field and out. We reduce, reuse and recycle wherever we can. We grow our flowers using organic practices. We compost all our field-cuttings. We’re conservative with irrigation. We reuse everything possible from year to year, like trellising and fabric mulch and drip-tape. We even built our farm-stand from the wood of a former horse shed. For that same reason, our bouquets are minimally packaged… just a rubber band and, if you like, a wrapping of waxed tissue.

When you buy Aster B. flowers, you are supporting a small, local business that provides a few jobs, treats the Earth kindly and makes the world a little more beautiful.

Aster B. Flowers was started by Melissa Glorieux, a native of Massachusetts who recently returned to her home state along with her family to live on a farm by the sea. Before moving back, Melissa, her husband Alec and their two boys lived in San Francisco where they enjoyed local produce and flowers all year long. The vibrant farmers’ markets, the focus on farm-to-table, and the artisan producers of the Bay Area were a big part of Melissa’s inspiration for starting a farm and growing local, sustainable flowers.

Located in Essex, Mass. just 30 miles north of Boston, Aster B. flowers are grown on land where, according to local lore, George Washington and his troops are said to have camped during the Revolutionary War.

Source: asterb.com

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