Editor’s Pick: Fresh bouquets from French Market Flowers

Owner Cindy Tarrant calls herself a “farmer florist”
French Market Flowers
Photograph by Whitney Ott

You’ve heard of slow food, but what about slow flowers? Around 80 percent of cut flowers in the U.S. are imported (mostly from South America), but at Krog Street Market’s French Market Flowers, you can pick up a bouquet that’s locally and sustainably grown by Cindy Tarrant and her husband, John. The pair started the business three years ago and last year moved from Cabbagetown to a three-acre property near Newnan, where they cultivate dahlias, ranunculus, anemones, poppies, and more. French Market also sells blooms from suppliers—especially during winter, when the growing is really slow—but Cindy, a self-described “farmer florist,” is planning to establish a hoop house this year to extend the season with tulips, lilies, and heirloom mums. Available in store, via the Local Roots app, and for delivery—just in time for summer parties and wedding season. Bouquets from $15, frenchmarketflowers.com