Walk-in Floral Cooler
Grant Award: $6,000
Niki will be building a much-needed professional walk-in floral cooler. Refrigeration is one of the most important aspects of running a high quality floral business. With the new larger walk-in cooler, the farm will be able to closely regulate temperature and humidity, allowing her to provide a higher quality product to customers. She will also save time, which will result in over $3,000 savings a year, as well as cost-savings in energy efficiency.
With an existing customer base of over 150 florists, 2 retail grocery stores and 100 annual weddings/events, demand is much higher than they can supply, mainly because of lack of storage space. This project allows Flourish Flower Farm to increase local and online sales and expand additional wedding customers.