Here at BridleWoodBlooms we are all about flowers!

BridleWoodBlooms is the design studio at Markristo Farm. We have been farming in Hillsdale for nearly 30 yrs, and have honed our selection of specialty cuts to include many new and timeless favorites. Peonies and dahlias, as well as many of the most delicate, fragrant blooms, like sweet peas, cosmos and larkspur, get planted in our fields each year, and grace the designs we love to create. Our heirloom, cottage garden favorites are carefully tended, and only possible because their delicate ephemeral beauty, picked at the peak of perfection, never sees the damaging rigors of shipping. Each of our designs, inspired by the seasons, adds a carefree yet elegant warmth to weddings and special events. 


Where to Find our Flowers in Season

GB farmer market

9-1pm Every Saturday, Mothers' Day through October

18 Church Street, Great Barrington, MA, 01230

Copake hillsdale farmers market

9 - 1pm Every Saturday, May 26th through October

9140 State Rte 22, Hillsdale, NY 12529

 
 
 
 

 
Christa did a beautiful job with the flowers for our wedding. All of our wedding colors and décor were neutral, as we wanted the flowers to be the “pop”, and they certainly were! Christa was patient, responsive, and was able to create our vision perfectly. Even though many of our guests traveled from far away, they were all super excited to get to take home flowers.
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Why Are Local Fresh-Cut Flowers Important?

 

They Are Truly Local
Almost 80% of fresh flowers sold in the United States are not grown in North America, but in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Israel. Shipping flowers from those countries to the United States incurs huge transportation, energy, refrigeration, and storage costs, leaving an enormous carbon footprint. These floral materials may carry residue of chemical pesticides or fungicides.

They Are Truly Fresh
Imported flowers are often cut a week or more before they arrive in a consumer’s hands. During this time, quality and vase life decline. Locally-grown flowers can be cut in the morning and on your dining room table that evening.

They Are Responsibly Grown
Concerned about using responsible farming methods we have been certified organic since the very beginning. Organic methods encourage important biodiversity, soil health, and water conservation.

They Smell Better
Many commodity-type flowers have been bred for uniformity to fit into a box, and the stem strength to hold up in that box for long-distance travel, usually losing their natural fragrance in the process. Locally-grown flowers are produced in greater varieties, providing a wide range of colors, forms, and scents.

They Support Small Farmers and the Local Economy
The production and sale of locally-grown cut flowers contribute to a community’s economy, and provides employment and valuable agriculture experience to young people.

They Make You Feel Better!
Flowers reduce stress and improve your mood. Flowers can be connected to a time, a place, a person, a season, an event. They have a story and you are part of it!!