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American Grown Flowers to highlight California flower-farming families
Visiting with guests during the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at Destiny Hill Farm in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Regardless, I always enjoy the discussions and am struck by the varying impressions and opinions people have about the Golden State and, specifically, their understanding of California flower farming. Yes, California is the largest producer of cut flowers and greens in the United States, providing almost 80 percent of domestic production and approximately $300 million in farmgate value.
That’s a lot of flowers.
I enjoy every opportunity to talk about flower farming in the United States and the growing demand for American Grown Flowers.
But these aren’t corporate farms, venture capital companies or multi-national conglomerates growing flowers in California. They are family farms, dedicated to the craft of growing flowers, in some cases, for more than six generations. So, during this time of growing consumer interest in where products, like our food, are coming from, we thought we’d provide some posts that feature California flower-farming families, highlighting their farms, their flowers and their continuing commitment to grow, develop and expand their operations to meet this increasing demand for flowers grown here in the U.S.
Each year, a dedicated group of California flower farmers descend on the state’s capitol to advocate for their futures.
We’re calling this series, “California Growing,” and for the next several weeks, the CCFC will be publishing a collection of stories on some of our farms that have great examples of investments they’re making in growing their farms and increasing production – and that have a bullish outlook on their future ahead.
I hope the series helps answer questions, inspires and provides perspective on what is really going on in California.
The series kicks off in Santa Paula, California, at Joseph & Sons’ flower farm.
Source: American Grown Flowers
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