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Harvesting summer dahlias at Floret Family Farm. Photo: Chris Benzakein

Floret Flower Farm is a small family farm just north of Seattle specializing in crops of sustainably grown cut flowers and hard-to-find seeds—along with valuable growing tips—for gardeners who want to tend their own cutting garden.

A conversation between editor Lorene Edwards Forkner and Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm:

Long stemmed, fragrant sweet peas launched Floret Flower Farm. Photo: Chris Benzakein

LEF: tell us a bit about Floret Flower Farm

EB: Floret started as a tiny cutting garden with a double row of sweet peas tucked into our big vegetable garden. Since those humble beginnings, our flower company has blossomed and grown into a thriving farm, design studio, and training center for flower farmers and designers. We supply flowers to specialty grocery stores and wholesalers across the Pacific Northwest, and create fresh-from-the garden floral designs for a select number of weddings and special events each year. We also host on-farm workshops ...

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