Little Big Farm
Little Big Farm is a family flower farm in northern New Jersey that provides organically grown, locally sourced, fresh-cut flowers for weddings, parties, and design activities.
We provide all levels of wedding floral services from full service to do-it-your-selfers. We can even grow flowers specifically for your wedding.
Little Big Farm also provides local merchants a wholesale source of bouquets for resale. In addition, business owners and flower lovers can also purchase a weekly “subscription” of fresh cut flowers during the growing season to beautify their homes or offices.
Little Big Farm has been owned and operated by Patti Doell since 2006. Patti began working in horticulture in the mid 1990s when she formed a partnership in a floral landscape design company. In 1997, Patti took a position at the New York Botanical Garden where she was responsible for programs that provided instruction on the propagation of flowers and vegetables. Patti subsequently built upon her interest and experience in agriculture by working on several organic farms in northern New Jersey.
Where wedding flowers come from
Highly recommend for wedding flowers
The vast majority of flowers sold in the US are flown up from South America (namely Ecuador and Colombia). The employees on the flower farms (mostly women) and in the flower processing plants are often treated poorly; they are constantly exposed to pesticides and in some cases, do not even get breaks throughout the day to use the bathroom. (I have traveled to Ecuador and seen this first hand.) For this reason and others, I knew for my wedding that I wanted local, in-season flowers from a farm that treated its workers fairly. I found Patti and Little Big Farm through the Slow Flowers website. I absolutely could not have been happier with the flowers for my wedding. I almost cried when I saw them- they were that beautiful. Patti used sunflowers (my favorite) and other in-season flowers to round out my bouquet. She was incredibly down-to-earth and so easy to work with. Her prices were very fair considering that her flowers are so much more beautiful than the lower quality ones that come from overseas. If you want the loveliest flowers ever and you are interested in supporting a local business and reducing your carbon footprint, definitely choose Little Big Farm. I recommend Patti without reservation!