After spending her first career working with USAID and NGOs, Tobie Whitman decided to get into the floral business. She launched Little Acres Flowers in 2013 with a commitment to sourcing flowers as locally as possible, and creating as little waste as possible. The company’s flowers come from nearby mid-Atlantic farms, with occasional phone-ins to greenhouses further south during cold winter months. You can choose between a daily vase arrangement or daily bouquet. (The limited choice means less flowers wasted, but also, it’s sometimes really nice not having to deliberate over endless options.) Either way—arranged in an American-made mason jar or wrapped in burlap from local coffee roaster, Mayorga—the effect is charmingly rustic. Deliveries are made weekdays from 9 to 5 throughout the DC/MD/VA region, with special hours on major holidays.