US (KY): KDA celebrating state’s flower-growing industry during Kentucky Grown Cut Flower Month in July

Fresh flowers can brighten up any summer day by bringing a little bit of the outside in. This month, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Horticulture Council (KHC) are celebrating that fact with the fourth annual Kentucky Grown Cut Flower Month.

"Kentucky-grown flowers add to the beauty that is our great state," Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles said. "Bringing Kentucky-grown flowers inside your home, your business, or adding it to your summer wedding celebrates what Kentucky's farmer-florists provide for consumers. Stop by your local farmers' market or visit a local flower farm to find the best Kentucky has to offer."

This event is the fourth annual Kentucky Grown Cut Flower Month, co-hosted by KHC and University of Kentucky Horticulture Extension Agents. Each day features snippets on how Kentucky's farmer-florists make their products available to customers through farmers' markets, on-farm sales, pop-up shops, CSA deliveries, and more. To celebrate the special beauty these farmer-florists produce, each day in July, the Kentucky Horticulture Council is featuring cut flower growers across KHC's social media channels, primarily on a dedicated Facebook page.

"July is a great month to shine the spotlight on Kentucky's cut flower industry! Growers throughout the state are very creative in how they offer their magnificent bright blooms to consumers," said Kristin Hildabrand, Warren County horticulture extension agent. "You simply can't go wrong with fresh, locally grown flowers!"


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