SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Certified American Grown Flowers today announced the destinations for its 2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, presented by the California Cut Flower Commission, inviting guests nationwide to dine among the exquisite fields of America’s most stunning flower and foliage farms.
In its sixth season, the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is a cross-country series of elegant pop-up gatherings where seasonal, sustainable blooms dazzle on beautifully designed tablescapes that have been elegantly dressed by top U.S. floral designers, while multi-course artisan meals are prepared by well-known farm-to-table chefs.
At each unique meal and through the accompanying farm tours and design demonstrations, guests make a personal connection between flowers and agriculture as part of America’s floral landscape. They’ll experience the age-old art and science of flower farming while being served seasonal and locally grown fare accompanied by wine, craft beers and floral-inspired cocktails.
Guests, seated at long community tables, will share lively conversation in the company of diners equally passionate about preserving American Grown Flowers, farmland and our country’s floriculture heritage. While enjoying the seasonal meal, guests will be drawn to the botanical beauty of petals, branches, foliage, vines, buds and berries – all artistically arranged to bring multi-sensory pleasure to the dining experience. The attention is on the farmers, their flowers, their beautiful farms and the floral designs they inspire.
Beginning its sixth year, the award-winning American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is presented annually by Certified American Grown Flowers, a unified and diverse coalition of U.S. flower farmers, including small and large farms located in flower-producing states around the country. Certified farms participate in an independent third-party supply-chain audit to verify origin and assembly of the flowers they grow.
When it appears on bouquets, bunches and other packaging or store signage, the Certified American Grown logo gives consumers confidence in the source of their flowers and is an assurance that the flowers they’ve purchased were grown on a domestic American flower farm and assembled in the United States.
“The Field to Vase Dinner Tour showcases America’s most stunning flower farms and the hardworking farmers who lead them,” says Dave Pruitt, administrator for Certified American Grown Flowers. “In this our sixth year, we’re stopping at six of the country’s most beautiful flower farms and inviting guests to connect with farmers, with an amazing variety of flowers and greens, and to hear about the domestically grown flowers that are available 365 days a year.”
The first stop for the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner in 2020 will be April 16 at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. This is the sixth time the tour has stopped at The Flower Fields, where guests dine in a sea of brightly colored ranunculus with views of the Pacific Ocean. Other 2020 destinations across the country include:
- The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, on April 16.
- Ocean Breeze International in Arroyo, California, on June 20.
- Harmony Harvest Farm in Weyers Cave, Virginia, on July 18.
- Two yet-to-be announced American flower farms in August (Washington State) and September (Northern California).
- Texas Specialty Cut Flowers in Blanco, Texas, on Oct. 24.
Field to Vase dinners are generally from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., depending on location. Attendees will leave with fresh, seasonal American Grown Flowers, a swag bag packed with gifts from the tour’s generous sponsors and a greater understanding of why fresh American Grown Flowers in the home – and on the table – are important to health, well-being, local economies and good conversation.
These special floral-infused destination dinners sell out quickly. Seating and tickets are limited. For more about participating farms, floral designers and chefs – and for reservations, tickets and travel information – visit americangrownflowers.com/fieldtovase, and be sure to sign up for the e-newsletter. For up-to-the-minute news, visit the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour on Instagram and Facebook.
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About Certified American Grown Flowers. Launched on July 1, 2014, Certified American Grown Flowers represents a unified and diverse coalition of U.S. flower farms, including small and large entities in multiple states across the country. Certified American grown flower farms participate in an independent, third-party supply-chain audit to verify both origin and assembly of the flowers they grow. When it appears on bouquets, bunches and other packaging or store signage, the Certified American Grown Flowers logo gives consumers confidence in the source of their flowers and assures them that the flowers they purchase come from a domestic American flower farm. For more information about Certified American Grown Flowers, visit www.americangrownflowers.com.