The Cause

IMG_1326The American Grown Flowers brand symbolizes a unified and diverse coalition of U.S. flower farms representing small and large entities across the country. Together, we want to give consumers confidence in the source of their flowers and assure them that the bouquets and bunches they purchase come from a domestic flower farm.

The coalition’s goal has been to create an identifiable, iconic and amazingly beautiful brand/logo that communicates the domestic origins as well as the high quality, freshness and consistency of the flowers and foliage they grow.

“We’re excited to join the American Grown Flowers effort so that we can proudly identify all of Mellano & Co.’s flowers and foliage as Certified American Grown. We believe this program will greatly enhance the flower shopping experience for customers around the country.” — Bruce Brady, VP Business Development & Marketing, Mellano & Co.

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  • Botanical Trading Co

    Certified American Grown Flowers will be the best tool for domestic cut flower & foliage farmers all across the USA to get noticed as a true domestic cut flower grower. Who doesn’t want to support domestic production. Botanical Trading is proud to supply & support the american farmers with quality starter martial to grow great flowers.

    • http://www.americasflowers.org Kasey Cronquist

      Botanical Trading Co. your support and endorsement for this new certification program is important to the long term success of this campaign. Thank you! Please help us spread the word and let us know if there are any farms that you know would like to know more about how to get certified.

    • http://www.americangrownflowers.org American Grown Flowers

      Thank you @botanicaltradingco:disqus! Your support of our flower farmers in the United States is greatly appreciated! #AmericanGrown!

  • http://www.americasflowers.org Kasey Cronquist

    @botanicaltradingco:disqus, your support and endorsement for this new certification program is important to the long term success of this campaign. Thank you! Please help us spread the word and let us know if there are any farms that you know would like to know more about how to get certified.

  • Jennie (Garlic, My Soul)

    This is an amazing idea! I just went to a party with all local flowers – and it really makes a difference!! Now, as the country starts becoming aware of where there food comes from, why shouldn’t they also care about where their flowers come from? I am using local flowers in my wedding in September – and I can’t wait to see what Rhode Island (Robin Hollow Farm is doing my flowers!) has to offer that’s different from my home of California! Knowledge is power, for sure! Thanks for leading the way.

    • http://www.americangrownflowers.org American Grown Flowers

      Jennie,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such supportive comments! Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! We’d love to follow along with your American Grown wedding plans for this fall. Keep us posted!

      • Jennie (Garlic, My Soul)

        I definitely will! 🙂

  • http://farmhouse38.com Kate Richards(farmhouse38.com)

    This is a fantastic initiative. As a consumer, I have been making a real effort to buy flowers locally, and sometimes I have to rely solely on the selections provided at my local grocery stores. This is always tricky because while many of them do carry local and American grown flowers, they usually always also carry a lot of imported materials. And rarely distinguish between them. It is frustrating sometimes to have to ask, and even more frustrating when you ask and don’t necessarily get an informed answer. It would be so. very. helpful. to have a highly visible label! Cheers to American Grown!

    • http://www.americangrownflowers.org American Grown Flowers

      @katerichardsfarmhouse38com:disqus! Your party was amazing! Thank you for reaching out and going out of your way to source American Grown flowers for your dinner event in LA. More and more retailers are realizing the benefits of labeling origin on their flowers and we expect that flower lovers like you will respond by buying more flowers from them. We believe Certified American Grown flowers is a win-win! Thank you for joining us on this journey!

  • oliveandlovecom

    It’s amazing the difference it makes when your flowers are fresh and locally grown. Our food co-op also has a flower co-op, providing a bouquet every other week. These flowers last so long we have flowers all summer. It would be so great to insure store bouquets are local by checking for the label!

    • http://www.americangrownflowers.org American Grown Flowers

      We love flower co-ops! Thank you @oliveandlovecom:disqus for visiting our website and expressing your support for Certified American Grown Flowers. Origin matters and we believe that this new logo will help better highlight those fresh locally grown flowers!

  • Sarah Ehlinger

    I love this initiative! It’s incredible what a huge difference locally grown flowers can make! Gorgeous, and they last and last. Until American Grown there was really no way of knowing where flowers were coming from. Thanks for starting this!

    • http://www.americangrownflowers.org American Grown Flowers

      Thank you @sarahehlinger:disqus! We are very excited about this new initiative and your comments of support are very encouraging!

  • Nancy Walker Reece

    Thank you for bringing us American Grown!!! Outstanding!