Florists, garden centers considered ‘essential services’ in NH

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WHY FLORISTS? We don’t begrudge any business owner for desperately wanting to maintain his or her livelihood amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Gov. Chris Sununu’s decision to include florists and garden centers on his list of essential services certainly prompts a simple question.>> Download the FREE WMUR appWhy are florists essential?Especially when none of the surrounding states view them as essential. And Sununu has been saying he was following the lead of Massachusetts in deciding what’s essential and what’s not in order to keep people from other states from unnecessarily traveling into New Hampshire during the emergency.Near the top of Sununu’s list of essential services are:“Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, florists and other retail, including farmers markets and farm stands, that sells food and beverage products, including liquor stores.”And:“Nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers and agriculture supply stores.”In Vermont, the “Greenhouse, Nursey and Floricultural Production” industry is listed as not critical, although they … Read More