April 16

2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner – Carlsbad, CA

by Certified American Grown


The Flower Fields

5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA, USA


April 16, 2020

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Farm Tour

3:30pm - 4:30pm

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Experience the Most Spectacular Flower Fields in America

Treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime at the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, presented by the California Cut Flower Commission, overlooking the Pacific Ocean at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California on April 16, 2020. Meet flower farmer Mike A. Mellano of Mellano & Company and learn about his family’s flower farming history while enjoying an artisan dinner among a sea of ranunculus.

Due to its beauty and popularity, this is our sixth visit to The Flower Fields. Each year, guests are awed by the experience of dining smack dab in the middle of a ranunculus rainbow! 

Your Experience


Your dinner experience will include a feast for the eyes, thanks to the innovative tablescapes featuring all local flowers designed by a renowned American floral designer. 

You'll also enjoy a multi-course artisan meal surrounded by waves of stunning flowers alongside flower aficionados like yourself, while learning about the value of buying and supporting Certified American Grown Flowers.

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The Flowers

Alive with blooms, the hillside where the farm is located overlooking the Pacific Ocean is one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The Flower Fields is the home of the Tecolote® Giant Ranunculus, also known as the Persian buttercup or Ranunculus asiaticus. Incredibly colorful and beautiful, the ranunculus flower is native to Asia Minor and is a member of the Buttercup family.

The Flower Fields

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego, is owned by the Ecke family, known throughout the United States for its contributions to the floriculture industry and the commercial cultivation of the poinsettia.

The Ecke Family has formed a partnership with Mellano and Company to create an example of successful agritourism at The Flower Fields. Due to their continued benevolence and foresight, The Flower Fields will continue to be a national jewel, an attraction enjoyed for future generations.

The site covers 50 acres of hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is planted, farmed and harvested by Mellano & Company. Over 100,000 people tour The Flower Fields each year, but you’re invited to be one of just a handful of people who will get to experience a dinner in the middle of the farm.

Because of its spectacular views and array of blooms, The Flower Fields is the only farm The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour has returned to over multiple years.

An Extra Tour with Flower Farmer Mike!

If you’d like to dig deeper into the dedication and science behind growing the flowers, you don’t want to miss the added VIP Farm Tour, available for purchase upon checkout. The VIP Farm Tour is an exclusive opportunity for 20 guests to join flower farmer Mike A. Mellano for an hour-long tour of The Flower Fields prior to dinner. The extra VIP tour will take place prior to the start of the event and includes a VIP reception.

There are just 168 seats at the dinner table. Reserve your seat today!


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are ID requirements as we will be serving wine and beer. If guests are under age 21, they will not be served any alcohol.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Upon arrival to the venue, look for Field to Vase signs. They will guide you to nearby parking.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your camera or camera phone because you will want to take lots of pictures. Bring a sweater or jacket, as the temperature may go down after the sun sets. Bring comfortable walking shoes for touring the flower farm or greenhouse. What you cannot bring is any wine or alcohol of your own.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us via email at info@americangrownflowers.org. We'll be glad to hear from you and answer your questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Just contact us at info@americangrownflowers.org and let us know.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please feel free to update your registration information or contact the event coordinator.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can if you like, but we will have a record of your ticket on-hand as well.

What is the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds to dinners already purchased. The event will be held, rain or shine.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We'd like the name on the ticket to match the attendee. If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else, please contact us and we'll be glad to help. You can reach us at:

Email: info@americangrownflowers.org