Late Bloom Farm
Starting July 7th Eastside will be selling bountiful local flower bouquets from Late Bloom Farm. Late Bloom flowers are grown using strictly organic practices and inputs, with no synthetic chemicals. They also use cover crops as a tool to protect and replenish the soil.
Late Bloom is a member of the Slow Flower movement, which is trying to re-localize US flower production with an emphasis on ecological well being and sustainable labor. Though Slow Flowers stand on their own merits by showing American consumers what freshness, vibrancy and diversity local farmers are capable of, they also stand in sharp contrast to the global conventional flower industry, whose standards for labor and environmental impact leave much to be desired.
Arriving twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, these bouquets are sure to impress!
Blessing Basket Project
Also new this summer are Handwoven baskets from The Blessing Basket Project. By purchasing hand woven Blessing Baskets products, you empower families around the world not just to exist, but to thrive. Their exclusive Prosperity Wage model ensures artisans receive at least 2.5 times fair trade for their handicraft. This beyond fair trade model creates the working capital our artisans need to start businesses independent of our work. Those businesses enable them to sustainably exit poverty. Look for these beauties all around the store, with many different styles and sizes there is a basket for every taste.