Little Acre Flowers delivered its first 100% local flower arrangements during a snowstorm in 2014. It began as a pop-up offering for Valentine’s Day, staffed entirely by one woman (plus her kind friends who pitched in to help make deliveries during the blizzard!) When she quickly sold out of Valentines, founder Tobie Whitman realized the strong interest in an alternative to traditional floral arrangements; DC’s only 100% locally-sourcing florist, Little Acre Flowers, was born.
The concept of creating arrangements using only locally grown blooms grew from Whitman’s frustration with traditional florists whose flowers seemed neither fresh nor seasonal. After researching the waste and impact of the international floral industry, she decided to provide locally-sourced arrangements that are more sustainable, beautiful and fresh.
Now operating with a small staff in a U St corridor studio, Little Acre Flowers offers daily arrangements for delivery through DC, MD and VA. The studio sources only from local farmers who provide fresh and distinctive varietals throughout the year. The arrangements always reflect the season and include only the highest quality and longest-lasting blooms.