WHY JOIN AMERICAN GROWN?
In 1980, almost 75% of the flowers and foliage sold in the United States were grown domestically. Today, that number is only 22%. Certified American Grown is a unified and diverse community of U.S. flower and foliage farmers representing farms of all sizes. Our mission is to ensure the survival and thriving future of the American cut flower and foliage farmer.
America’s flower and foliage farmers are giving consumers confidence in the source of their flowers and foliage by providing the only third-party guarantee in the floral industry that the bouquets and bunches that they purchase are grown in the USA. By becoming a member of Certified American Grown, you are joining a program designed to help retailers, wholesalers, and florists connect their customers with flowers grown right here in the United States.
Certified American Grown is the only organization representing American cut flower and foliage farmers and acts as their voice in Washington D.C. We share our stories, open our farms and ally with partners to advance legislation to support farmers across the country. By joining us, you too can have a voice and influence policy that will have direct impacts on your farm.
FARM MEMBERSHIP DUES LEVELS
Are your customers requesting American grown flowers and foliage? Do you recognize the importance of our domestic farms? Our Wholesale member certification program enables you to guarantee the origin of flowers you sell to your customers. We work with you to establish a system to verify the origin of your flowers and greens and allow the use of the Certified American Grown label on your products.
ASSOCIATE + AFFILIATE MEMBERS
Interested in supporting American flower and greens farms? We offer two types of membership to organizations who provide goods and services to our farmers.
Our Affiliate Member program is for businesses that provide products to our members that are produced in the United States. Certified American Grown partners with these organizations by allowing the use of our seal on those products and promoting them to our members. This is a great way for you to support American businesses and farms while also marketing your product to those that use them the most!
Our Associate Members are organizations that want to offer support and be recognized for their contributions to American flower and greens farmers. By becoming an associate member, your business can display our associate member logo, pledging your commitment to American flower and greens growers.