Daniel Hensel Stateside Production Assistant New Ann Arbor co-op adds flowers to the “buy local” movement By Daniel Hensel • Dec 7, 2017 Mercedes Mejia / Michigan Radio Listen Listening... / 4:22 An audio postcard from Ann Arbor’s Michigan Flower Growers Collective. When you buy a bouquet of flowers for your loved one, do you know where those flowers are grown? Colombia? The Netherlands? What about right in your own community? A new group based in Ann Arbor has expanded upon the burgeoning local food movement to include locally grown flowers. It’s called the Michigan Flower Growers Cooperative. Once a week from spring to fall, the co-op allows growers to sell wholesale to floral designers, florists and distributors.