Let’s liberate cut flower farmers of this world from tedious rubber banding of bunches and climbing on ladders!
Emily Patrick of Carolina Flowers will show you how to create high quality, colorfast, intact dried flowers quickly and efficiently. Emily has prepared and sold dried flowers for over five years and will share her hard won tips, like how to avoid common dried flower pitfalls such as shattering, mice, storage pile ups, and more. This webinar will also help attendees figure out which crops match which drying techniques; what time of year best fits the farm’s workflow for harvesting and processing dried flower crops; and how to efficiently build out a dried flower space.
Emily shares the following: “On our farm, we dry and harvest every flower we grow, eliminating waste and creating a winter value-added opportunity, wreaths and dried flower bundles. We’ve also launched a dried flower wedding line. Our process uses highly efficient shelving and screens to eliminate bunching and the need for ladders, to minimize labor, to reduce drying time to a matter of 3-5 days, to save space through high-density shelving, and to increase profit margins.”
By the end of the webinar, attendees will have a sense of what size dried flower program fits into their existing farm, and whether online sales might be a good fit for them. Let’s explore the complex pricing of dried florals and make some money!