Tasmanian florist Sophia Souris advocates for homegrown flowers this Valentine’s Day

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Tasmanian florists, Sophia Souris and Eric Nielsen, are advocating for country-of-origin labelling on blooms in Australia this Valentine’s Day.

According to ABC News, almost half of the flowers sold on Valentine’s Day are imported into Australia and the flower industry believes consumers have the right to be aware where their blooms come from with country-of-origin labels.

Ms Souris and Mr Nielsen are the owners of Kentish Blooms in Tasmania.

The pair moved from NSW to Tasmania’s north west four years ago, where they purchased a farm near Mount Roland and started growing a range of flowers.

Last year, they bought the florist in Davenport, about 30 kilometres from their property. They focus on supporting locally grown flowers in Tasmania’s northwest.

Ms Souris told ABC News their concept was to go from paddock to vase.

“Most of what I’m getting is produced throughout the year,” Ms Souris said. “We’re really blessed with how many local growers are in our area.”

Source: ABC news

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