Horticulture Week Podcast: Growing and selling cut flowers in the post-lockdown period with Flowers from the Farm

Matthew Appleby and Meg Edmonds
Matthew Appleby and Meg Edmonds

Flowers From the Farm co-chair Meg Edmonds has run the Roots Family Farm Shop with her husband Will, as an extension of their Worcesterhsir-based diversified organic farm business.

The business features Flowers by Meg and with the Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend festival on 5-7 August due to showcase the best of flower farming, she gives valuable advice to others who would like to start up and make a living out of a cut flowers business.

She says: "I think there is a business there particularly if you're keen to make relationships within your local business community."

FFTF estimates that 85% of the UK population are now within 30 miles of a flower farmer and Meg says there's plenty of scope to increase the 1,000-strong membership.

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