taproot | noun | tap·root

a primary root of a plant, from which smaller roots grow


photo credit | alpha smoot

photo credit | alpha smoot



our flowers

We specialize in working with sustainably grown flowers. Since our launch in 2014, we've purchased flowers from 25 local flower farms.

Choosing to source from local farms means that:

  • Our flowers are as fresh as flowers get.
  • Toxic preservatives, excess packaging, or jet fuel aren't needed for delivery, and we get to work with unusual, delicate flowers that wouldn't survive long-distance shipping.
  • Our work helps support our neighbors, the local economy, and the local agricultural community.

When we can't find local flowers, we prioritize purchasing American grown and imported flowers from farms that are certified through the Florverde Sustainable Flowers, Veriflora Sustainably Grown, or Rainforest Alliance certification programs.



Get to know some of the farmers we work with! A few of our favorite flower growers include:

Kristin Burrello | Muddy Feet Flower Farm

Angela DeFelice | Rock Steady Farm & Flowers

Greg Lebak | Lebak Farms

Evelyn Lee | Butternut Gardens

photo credit | alpha smoot

photo credit | alpha smoot



Hi! I'm Rachel. I know the lyrics of far too many show tunes, love all things yellow, and believe that coloring inside the lines is optional. 

I'm always amazed by how flowers can bring people together. Whether you're looking to become a florist or planning a wedding, you're in the right place. Welcome to our community—one that connects neighbors, farmers, clients, students, and florists. I can't wait to meet you.

(...but please bring me Zyrtec when you visit, ok? I'm allergic to flowers. Oops.)

Rachel Gordon

Owner | Florist


Our team


Elaine Burns | Florist

Margaret Cuff | Florist

Alexis Winter | Florist



Team Taproot is profoundly grateful for the help of the following individuals:

Shruti Goins

Ellen Frost

Linsey Laidlaw

Alpha Smoot


"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks." - Tennessee Williams, "Camino Real"

© 2015-2017 Taproot Flowers LLC. All rights reserved.