Our name reflects our mission in a lot of ways. We strive to forage the most beautiful, freshest blooms. At Fresh Foraged Designs, it is our passion and our true pleasure to bring gorgeous and unique designs to our clients. To do that, we source the most beautiful flowers with a real focus on locally grown stems. We put a precedent on locally grown flowers because they are the freshest and they support the local economy and environment. Buying locally grown flowers also gives back to our local community and neighborhood farms, and to us, that’s pretty important. We know and appreciate the farmers who grow the flowers we source and consider it an honor to work with some really amazing farms.
We source many of our blooms from Semia Dunne’s whole sale flower market, the Floral Reserve in Providence, Rhode Island. After 19 years in the floral design business, Semia launched The Floral Reserve in December 2017 as a wholesale floral market, offering local and domestic flowers, and carefully selected imported blooms and artisan materials for floral designers, such as hand-dyed ribbon, floristry tools, styling fabrics and candles. As their website reports, “The Floral Reserve pledges to promote, support and encourage sustainable flowers."
You can oftentimes find us at Weatherlow Farms. Located in Westport, Massachusetts, Weatherlow Florals’ arrangements are sourced solely from blooms and foliages grown at the farm and foraged locally. Phoebe Poole, the floral manager, grows all of her flowers sustainably. Her flowers are always stunning and simply beautiful.
The Little State Flower Co. is also one of our biggest sources for breathtakingly stunning florals. Little State Flower Company is a 5 acre specialty-cut flower farm based on Aquidneck Island in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Little State Flower Co. also prioritizes sustainability and locally grown flowers. Their seasonal availability list on their website gives a really great sense of what blooms can be expected in every season. This is really helpful when planning for a big event or wedding.
Check out the photos below for a true representation of the phenomenal beauty of locally grown blooms.
The foxgloves in this photo are the best I’ve ever used from local farmers. They came from the Dahlia Shed in Middletown, RI. She also supplied the nigella and explosion Grass. The poppy pods are from Weatherlow Farm in Westport.
In the arrangement above, the zinnia, nigella, and cherry carmel phlox are from Littlestate Flower Co. The potomac snapdragon were picked at Weatherlow Farm and the explosion grass is from The Dahlia Shed.
This stunning arrangement featured icelandic poppies, astilbe, and sweet peas from Littlestate Flower Co. and orlaya, saponaria, and campanula from Weatherlow Farm
We feel truly grateful to work with these incredibly talented, incredibly committed, floral purveyors. If you’re planning a wedding or large event and looking for local blooms, contact us today.