What You'll Get
For $25, today's side deal gets you $50 worth of flowers from Roses for Autism. Based on a mission to provide meaningful opportunities for those with autism and engage the surrounding agricultural community, Roses for Autism brightens days with its locally grown roses. All aspects of the rose-rearing, ordering, and shipping process are manned by individuals with autism, helping them cultivate the skills necessary to secure and maintain future meaningful employment. Roses come in 16 varieties and are available by single stem or the dozen. Bowl over a sweetheart with a fragrant bunch of a half-dozen roses ($25), or apologize for breaking that sweetheart’s heirloom bowl with a pink-lily and red-rose bouquet ($60). Customers can pick up their flowers or have them shipped with next-day delivery.
- The eco-friendly farm grows 16 varieties of roses in many colors and is known for a lavender colored rose. The business includes selling to individuals, who drive down the lane from Route 1 and walk in to the brightly painted store at 929 Boston Post Road, those who want roses delivered anywhere in the country, and roses for events. – Pamela McLoughlin, New Haven Register
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per order. Redeem starting 4/7. Valid in-store or online. Valid only in Connecticut. Not valid toward shipping. Shipping not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Roses for Autism
In 1929, Tom Pinchbeck’s great grandfather traveled to Guilford with his family and staked their new territory with a massive greenhouse. For the next 79 years, Pinchbeck’s Rose Farm nurtured 100,000 rose bushes until highly industrial competition began to cloud their traditional production methods.
Rather than closing the doors on his farm, Pinchbeck restructured the business with his friend Jim Lyman. Lyman had been seeking a meaningful job opportunity for his son and other individuals on the autism spectrum. Through Roses for Autism—and in coordination with Ability Beyond Disability—Lyman and Pinchbeck aim to facilitate independence in the business world for individuals with autism. Employees at the farm take part in each step of the process by selecting roses, cutting stems, arranging bouquets, checking inventories, processing orders, and packaging shipments to be enjoyed by hungry bees and brides across the country.