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    Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, cuts sunflowers to sell from their specialty-cut flower farms in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, right, and Maria Liedel, left, greenhouse tech, cut sunflowers to sell from their specialty-cut flower farms in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, right, and Maria Liedel, left, greenhouse tech, cut sunflowers to sell from their specialty-cut flower farms in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Sunflowers to sell from Fairest Flowers a specialty-cut flower farm in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, right, and Maria Liedel, left, greenhouse tech, cut sunflowers to sell from their specialty-cut flower farms in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    GardenView Flowers of Grand Rapids, Ohio selling flowers at the Toledo Farmers' Market in Toledo, Ohio on July 29.

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    GardenView Flowers of Grand Rapids, Ohio selling flowers at the Toledo Farmers' Market in Toledo, Ohio on July 29.

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    GardenView Flowers of Grand Rapids, Ohio selling flowers at the Toledo Farmers' Market in Toledo, Ohio on July 29.

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    GardenView Flowers of Grand Rapids, Ohio selling flowers at the Toledo Farmers' Market in Toledo, Ohio on July 29.

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    GardenView Flowers of Grand Rapids, Ohio selling flowers at the Toledo Farmers' Market in Toledo, Ohio on July 29.

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    Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, cuts Dhalias to sell from her specialty-cut flower farm in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    A bee flies toward a sunflower at Fairest Flowers, a specialty-cut flower farm in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, left, and Maria Liedel, greenhouse tech, right, walk into the , Dhalia house where specialty-cut Dhalias are grown in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3, 2017.

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    Maria Liedel, greenhouse tech, right, cuts Dhalias to sell from the specialty-cut flower farm Fairest Flowers in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Maria Liedel, greenhouse tech, right, cuts Dhalias to sell from the specialty-cut flower farm Fairest Flowers in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Dhalias grown in the Dhalia house at Fairest Flowers in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Tater, Daschner's Beagle, sits in the front seat of the truck with Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, right, while transporting specialty-cut flowers to the cooler in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    A Dhalia grown in the Dhalia house at Fairest Flowers in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3, 2017.

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    Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, right, hands Maria Liedel, greenhouse tech, left, a cut Dhalia to sell from the specialty-cut flower farm in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3, 2017.

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    Maria Liedel, left, and Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, right, put cut sunflowers to sell from their specialty-cut flower farms in the cooler in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    Dhalias grown in the Dhalia house at Fairest Flowers in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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  • FEA-CUTFLOWERS09-28

    Fairest Flowers owner Lindsay Daschner, cuts Dhalias to sell from her specialty-cut flower farm in Ottawa Lake, MI on August 3.

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    GardenView Flowers of Grand Rapids, Ohio selling flowers at the Toledo Farmers' Market in Toledo, Ohio on July 29.

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Buy local movement helps growers meet demands of florists.

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