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.