2016 American Grown Flowers Week

The 2nd Annu­al Amer­i­can Grown Flow­ers Week fes­tiv­i­ties have already begun with a flo­ral design con­test among farm­ers and design­ers who are mem­bers of SlowFlowers.com.  The con­test encour­ages farm­ers and florists to post pho­tographs of their red-white-and-blue bou­quets along with the #amer­i­can­grown­flow­ers tag on social media plat­forms. Entrants will be includ­ed in a draw­ing for a num­ber of prizes. 

SlowFlowers.com is a free web­site direc­to­ry that allows con­sumers to find flower farms, design­ers and event plan­ners who work with Amer­i­can Grown Flow­ers and plants. To help spread the word and sup­port our local farms, spon­sors Cer­ti­fied Amer­i­can Grown Flow­ers, Mayesh Whole­sale, Syn­di­cate Sales and Long­field Gar­dens as well as SlowFlowers.com have come togeth­er to raise aware­ness of the ori­gins of Amer­i­can con­sumers’ flow­ers. As an advo­ca­cy effort, this cam­paign is timed to coin­cide with America’s Inde­pen­dence Day on July 4th, pro­vid­ing florists, retail­ers, whole­salers and flower farm­ers a patri­ot­ic oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­mote Amer­i­can grown flowers.


See more about this week in our June Newslet­ter on Flo­ral Trends.