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U-Cut Flowers in the Finger Lakes
Tired of buying cut flowers in the grocery store that only last a couple of days. Now you can buy farm fresh flowers three ways--at Finger Lakes farm markets, at regional farmers' markets, and by cutting them yourself.
Here's what to look for in fresh flowers.
♥ Flower stems should be green and smooth.
♥ Buds should be erect.
♥ Petals should be just before the height of color with no brown.
♥ Leaves should be crisp.
Flowers that are wilted, buggy, browning, faded.
WHERE TO FIND FRESH FLOWERS
Dave's Veggies and Greenhouses
5178 State Route 41
Homer, NY 13077
345 Shaffer Rd.
Newfield, NY 14867
Flowers: 10-15 varieties, including sunflowers, statice, and zinnias
(See also Finger Lakes Lavender Festival)
1682 West Lake Rd.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Season: July-August (Saturdays and Sundays only)
Take Your Pick U-Cut Flowers
138 Brickyard Rd.
Lansing, NY 14882
Flowers: narcissus, Dutch iris, peonies, gladioli, cleome, lilies, zinnias, sunflowers, snapdragons, and many more
Updated 1 March 2012