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Linda says ...
Whole Foods is doing a grave disservice by promoting imported fresh flowers... where is your support for local or USA or CA grown flowers?? Everytime I purchase something I always look at the label to see where it is produced and support USA made goods. The same goes for our flowers, our U.S. flower growers help keep America beautiful so I will definitely not be buying imported roses this holiday or EVER.
02/08/2013 10:18:55 AM CST
Erin says ...
Sure, some of your stores sometimes have a few buckets of local flowers in the summer, but you can't "update" your post with misleading words and nothing to back it up: "It's blooming with roses grown in the US and beyond, so why not put a new twist on this traditional favorite?" I'm not aware of any regions that sell U.S. roses specifically (in Feb.) and you don't have Whole Trade flowers in the U.S. Of course I could be wrong, but it'd be easier for you to look up. Which regions/stores sell U.S. roses?
02/08/2013 11:58:34 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JORDAN - I believe I saw you post on another blog regarding the price in question for the Palm Beach location. If this is correct, I was able to confirm that this price is correct and will run through Valentine's Day.
02/08/2013 12:07:23 PM CST
Kasey Cronquist says ...
As the CEO/Ambassador of the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC), representing over 225 flower farmers in the state, it is heartwarming to see the many different voices in support of American Grown flowers. Eighty-five percent of consumers are not aware of the origin of the flowers they buy – and would be surprised to know that flower imports from South America make up approximately 80 percent of all flowers sold in the U.S. This 20-year trend has taken a real toll on California family flower farms, and farms throughout the country – especially rose farms – yet this stream of comments certainly reflects the demand and interest that truly exists for American Grown flowers. The CCFC agrees that it would be in the best interest of consumers, the economy, the environment, and America’s farmers, if retailers would promote American Grown flowers versus promoting imports. And I would encourage consumers to let retailers know if they agree. On behalf of California's flower farmers, we thank you for your comments in support of our farms. If you would like to stay involved with the American Grown flowers movement, I'd encourage you to visit our blog at www.ccfc.org/blogs and join us on Facebook.com/CaliforniaGrownFlowers. @kaseycronquist
02/08/2013 2:05:11 PM CST
Erika says ...
Is the sale for 2 dozen roses an instore deal only ? I went online to order and they had tulips for 19.99 but the roses were higher 29.99
02/08/2013 11:26:22 PM CST
Erin says ...
As a cut flower grower I am more than a little disappointed that you are pointing your customers towards Whole Trade flowers. While I appreciate the sentiment behind supporting growers in other countries, I think it's important that you realize that while doing so you are taking away from the livelihood of growers such as myself. I think customers would be surprised by the variety available so close to home. For instance, while it is true that rose production has moved primarily to So. / Central America due to growing requirements, we have a large rose grower here in CT. I have had a relationship with Whole Foods for several years, and I would very much like to see your business come back to U.S. growers, supporting our hard working families here.
02/09/2013 7:01:46 AM CST
Myrna says ...
What happened to locally grown? What about our local farmers...don't they need your/our support? Please re-think this one Whole Foods.
02/10/2013 1:46:33 PM CST
Kevin says ...
I was just wondering if you where having the 2 dozen roses that you do every year for Valentines Day
02/11/2013 8:06:23 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ERIKA - Typically the online price for each store location is going to be the same price if you were to go in to the store.
02/11/2013 11:17:45 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KEVIN - Each option is going to vary between locations. Check with your local store to see if they are offering the same price for 2 dozen roses.
02/11/2013 11:20:30 AM CST
kathleen says ...
i chose whole foods to design my bridal bouquets and they were absolutely lovely! all they flowers were perfect!! i love love love the annapolis whole foods floral team - they were so professional and helpful to me! my whole foods bouquets were one of my favorite elements of my wedding!
02/12/2013 3:14:01 PM CST
Jenny says ...
How much are half a dozen roses?
02/13/2013 8:12:58 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JENNY - The prices will vary between store locations. Check with your local store to see what they are offering!
02/14/2013 2:12:53 PM CST
Dreama Billups says ...
Do you sell bunches of flowers in large batches? I need 100 Gerbera Daisies, in Orange with green centers; also several bunches of roses, filler flowers & greenery with lots of babys breath. Thanks in advance for all your help, Dreama
05/28/2013 8:12:53 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DREAMA - Check with your local store to see what they offer for bulk ordering. The floral department would be happy to help!
05/31/2013 1:20:09 PM CDT
Rebecca Langlet says ...
I've been to your location in downtown Austin. I believe I saw a flower called Horton's clover? (Its a large green clover.) I was wondering the pricing for this.
07/23/2013 4:50:44 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@REBECCA - I called and spoke to the floral department at our Lamar store and they had never heard of the flower by this name. Sorry about that!
08/13/2013 11:54:03 AM CDT
Holly Hilton says ...
I am looking for flowers to give to a friend on her birthday this month. What type of flowers are in your San Jose store this month in the Floral Department? How much are your roses? Do you have any coupons fo r new customers? Thank you!
09/02/2013 12:58:17 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@HOLLY - Our products vary between stores. Check with the local store directly to see what they have in stock and the pricing.
09/02/2013 3:09:26 PM CDT
tanie pozycjonownaie stron says ...
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10/22/2013 12:15:53 PM CDT
Ella says ...
Hello, I was wonder, do you do wedding flowers? Thanks,
11/26/2013 12:59:56 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ELLA - Most of our locations will offer floral wedding options. Check with your local store to see exactly what they offer!
11/26/2013 3:37:01 PM CST
Emily says ...
I really love what whole food is doing by helping floral producers in other countries. There are many people out of USA that need more help than here, so if whole food supermarkets can help them, very good for them. I will defenitely buy Whole Trade products.
01/21/2014 6:48:47 PM CST
patty moore says ...
I live in VT but have a friend that is new to Tempe and works at ASU, do you deliver?
01/29/2014 3:03:22 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PATTY - Most of our stores offer floral delivery but it can differ. I would suggest calling the Tempe store directly at 480.456.1400 to see if they offer delivery!
01/29/2014 5:13:05 PM CST

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