SB Co Meanderings

Farmer and owner of The Starter Farm, Mark Donofrio walks through the farm with Floral Designer Kati of The Santa Barbara Company florist Kati

Local Flowers From the Starter Farm

Santa Barbara Company team members Kati and Danielle recently took a day trip into the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley to chat with The Starter Farm owner Mark Donofrio. Mark grows some of the most beautiful flowers in the area using organic practices and they are favorites in our bouquets and arrangements! His butterfly ranunculus were magical in the spring and they haves now given way to unforgettably lush summer dahlias and zinnias. One of the joys of using local flowers is the heightened sense of seasonality, even here on the California coast where the changes are more subtle. 

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