Summer is all about fun and ease— and that includes the décor for your next party. And what simpler way to decorate than with materials straight from nature? We’re talking bright, pretty, seasonal flowers.
Following in the footsteps of the farm-to-table movement, Great Performances — a catering and events company that sources its produce from its farm in upstate New York — is all about using local flowers to create beautiful arrangements, something they’ve dubbed “farm-to-vase.”
“Just as eating farm-to-table has been sort of a macro-trend over the past decade, we’re finally seeing that transfer over to flowers, too,” says Josh Tierney, the entertaining and décor expert at Great Performances.
Not only is using local flowers more sustainable and community minded, he says, but it’s also cheaper than buying flowers imported from Europe or South America.
Tierney shows us four simple ways to incorporate farmer’s market blooms into our next summer soiree.