Over 400 Society of American Florists convention attendees got to experience an American Grown Field to Vase Dinner firsthand during SAF Palm Springs 2018 last month.
A beautiful evening in Palm Springs for the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at this year’s SAF Convention.
SAF and Certified American Grown worked together closely to replicate the experience of the dinner series, which normally takes place on an American flower farm.
SAF’s design team led by Brian Vetter (center) did an outstanding job designing an all American Grown tablescape for the dinner during the convention.
Despite the unique location and the large number of dinner guests, the tour’s signature touches were on full display, including tables adorned with American Grown Flowers, the opportunity to meet with farmers, a multi-course artisan meal, a DIY boutonniere bar and swag bags packed with flower-related goodies.
Over 400 guests attended the dinner on Friday evening in Palm Springs.
Thanks to an amazing turnout, dinner guests were able to chat with 20 farm ambassadors before, during and after the dinner, learning more about flowers, growing practices and issues related to sustainability — all info they were able to take home and share with customers and staff.
Bruce Brady of Mellano & Company welcomed guests and led the invocation.
Syndicate Sales has been a national sponsor of the dinner tour since its inception four years ago, providing all of the vases used by the tour’s designers.
As a national sponsor, Ball Horticulture has helped the tour host thousands of people across the country during our pre-dinner receptions.
As a national sponsor, Smithers-Oasis has helped the Field to Vase Dinner Tour make the self-serve boutonnière bar one of the most popular experiences of our events.
source: American Grown Flowers