Maggie Smith of Pine State Flowers
In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are joined by Maggie Smith of Pine State Flowers. Pine State Flowers is the only flower shop in North Carolina to exclusively source locally grown flowers. Being familiar with the local farming community, Maggie knew plenty of flower farmers in the area but no space that sourced 100% locally grown flowers. So with only a good idea, a little savings, and no background in the floral industry, she reopened Roll's Florist as a flower shop and started a small flower cutting garden on the site of the original greenhouses behind the shop. The main goals of Pine State Flowers are to support local flower farmers, connect consumers with locally grown flowers, and create a neighborhood space.
Maggie is sharing the "Why Local?" philosophy behind Pine State Flowers and gives us a glimpse into the story behind the business. We are chatting about what Maggie does if she ever runs out of flowers at the shop, as well as how she determines how much she needs to order each week. Whether you’re a farmer or a shop owner, you’ll be both encouraged and inspired by our conversation.