Why Buy American Grown?
Over the years, your flowers and foliage have slowly shifted from being locally grown to being primarily imported from foreign countries. In fact, only about 22 percent of the flowers and foliage sold in the United States are grown here. What can you do?
Choose American Grown for your bouquets or bunches.
Your choice helps support family farms who work hard every day – investing their time, energy and passion into producing the freshest, highest quality and most beautiful stems so you and your family have home grown flowers and foliage to enjoy.
Certified American Grown is here to ensure our farmers’ viability now and in the future so American Grown flowers and foliage can be part of your everyday life and special events.
WHO IS AMERICAN GROWN?
Launched in 2015, Certified American Grown represents a unified and diverse community of American cut flower and foliage farmers from the United States. Consumers spend almost $27 billion per year on floral products, and while the majority of consumers would prefer to buy locally grown flowers, only a small percentage sold in the United States are grown here.
Our vision is to have a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous American grown cut flower and foliage farming community. We created the iconic Certified American Grown seal to communicate to the consumer the domestic origins of purchase, and affirm the high quality, freshness and standards involved with producing American Grown Flowers & Foliage.
With a daily economic impact of almost $42 million, and supporting hundreds of farmers, thousands of small businesses, and tens of thousands of jobs in the United States, the cut flower and foliage sector is an important part of U.S. agriculture. Imagine the positive impact if more flowers and foliage sold were homegrown!
THE CERTIFIED AMERICAN GROWN BOARD
Consisting of American flower and foliage farmers and one industry advisor, the Board of Directors are committed to unified promotional, marketing & advocacy efforts. All working together, they support the mission to ensure the survival and thriving future of American Cut Flower and Foliage farmers.
District 1: Alaska & Hawaii
District 2: West Coast
District 3: Northwest
District 4: South Central
District 5: Midwest
District 6: Northeast
District 7: Southeast
ALASKA & HAWAII
Rita Jo Shoultz
Alaska Perfect Peonies – Chairwoman
Rene Van Wingerden
Ocean Breeze Farms – Treasurer
Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers
Michael A. Mellano
Mellano & Co. – Vice Chair
Sun Valley Floral Farms
Menagerie Farm and Flower
OREGON, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, IDAHO, WYOMING
Continental Floral Greens
NEVADA, UTAH, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA
Cuts of Color
NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, NEBRASKA, KANSAS, MINNESOTA, IOWA, MISSOURI, WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, OHIO, KENTUCKY
Summer Dream Farms
VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, RHODE ISLAND, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MAINE
ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, TENNESSEE, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, FLORIDA
Fern Trust Inc.
Albin-Hagstrom & Sons Inc.
Botanical Trading Company – Secretary
Become A Member
Join a program designed to help retailers, wholesalers, and florists connect their customers with flowers and foliage grown right here in the United States. With a goal of increasing sales and market share for domestic floral farmers of every scale, our members benefit from a National Awareness Campaign including use of our iconic seal, features in social media & email marketing, participation in our award winning special events programs, year round government advocacy and more.
Who can join? Any Flower and Foliage Farm in the United States.
GET TO KNOW OUR FARMS
Did you know many of our farms have been in the same family for generations while others are just starting. Our farmers come from all walks of life. You never know when the farming bug will bite you!
From multi-generational to new & up-and-coming, to micro farms to large volume, our farms range from many types of groups- all working to keep floral & foliage locally grown! Our farms grow classic varieties of flowers to the unique & trend-worthy. Explore our community of farms by scrolling down.
OUR CERTIFED COMMUNITY
Looking for flowers or foliage near you? Connect with our farmers and wholesale partners.
Alaska Perfect Peony
55640 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603
Albin Hagstrom & Son, Inc.
135 Hagstrom Rd
Pierson, FL 32180
3877 Via Parte
Lompoc, California 93436 U.S.A
Bee's Wing Farm
34427 Hollow Oak Road
Bluemont, VA 20135
Continental Floral Greens
NE 25491 State Route 3
Belfair, WA 98258