Disclosure: I received free product and compensation in exchange for my time and effort on this blog post. As usual, all opinions are honest and my own.
There’s nothing quite like fresh flowers to make a home feel like a home. I love when my husband brings home a surprise bouquet, or picking one up just because. I take pleasure in separating the individual stems, removing the leaves and creating my own arrangements.
And more often than not, our flowers come from the grocery store. That usually means Kroger, because they’re super close to home and because their floral department usually has an amazing selection, including roses in a variety of colors. So imagine my excitement when I found out that all of Kroger’s roses are Rainforest Alliance Certified!
What does that mean, exactly? Well, it means that you can feel confident that your flower selection is as green as all your other lifestyle choices. The Rainforest Alliance seal indicates that an item originates in or contain ingredients sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms or forests. And these farms and forests are managed with strict environmental, social and economic criteria — all designed to conserve wildlife, safeguard soils and waterways, protect workers, their families and local communities, and improve
Given the fact that Kroger is the largest florist in the country that means that having these roses sourced sustainably has a huge impact on the floral market. Plus, here’s another fun fact: Kroger also has a 30-year relationship with Churchill Downs, and they provide the rose garland for the Kentucky Derby. Which means that garland is also eco-friendly.
I picked up a couple of bouquets recently, and I couldn’t believe I had never noticed the prominent Rainforest Alliance seal before. Look for it next time you pick some up.
I used those bouquets to create 3 small arrangements to use throughout my home: At the dinner table, front entry, and the living room mantel.
And from now on, whenever I want to buy roses (or the hubby is buying roses), we’ll be sure to buy from Kroger so we have a better idea of where the lovely blooms have come from.