Thursday, December 7, 2017 | by Kasey
A. Cozzolino Nursery
143 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
A. Repetto Nursery
12331 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
A&M Flower Growers
13663 West Telegraph Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060, United States
A&M Flower Growers was established in 2004 by Albert and Mary Castaneda. They quickly established a reputation in the industry as a leader in the growing and shipping of stock, larkspur and other specialty field flowers. Our main facility and corporate office is located in Santa Paula, California with additional growing locations in the Lompoc Valley and the Imperial Valley. Our 230+ acres produces our staple crops of stock, larkspur, snapdragon, lisianthus and delphinium. A&M also grows a compliment of seasonal crops that allow us to offer unique mixed box programs to enhance your array of product offerings. We also offer a 6 month standing order stock program in 5 different quantity packs. Please visit our gallery and product availability chart to see our full inventory of flowers.
A&M knows that our success depends on the success of our customers. A&M Flowers is dedicated to the wholesale florist industry. We are here to help YOU sell flowers. We have established innovative sales tools, custom packaging, standing order programs and weekly specials to assist our customers sell our product to their retailers.
Our mission is to bring the best of California to you. We are dedicated to doing our best at growing, harvesting and shipping our product lines. We have extensive knowledge of growing flowers which affords us the ability to offer our customers consistency and outstanding quality year round.
894 Casserly Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States
7160 Freedom Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003, United States
Brassica Wholesale Nursery
675 Grande Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444, United States
C&F Flower Growers
2316 Channel Dr, #D Ventura, CA 93003, United States
133 Hughes Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States
California Pajarosa is the leading luxury cut-rose grower in America. Prominent florists, wedding planners and designers have relied on us for over 30 years to supply spectacular roses that delight the most discerning clients. We take pride in our incredible selection of rose types and colors, in our sustainable practices, and in being 100% American grown.
The quality of our roses is unmatched. They are lush, blemish free, rich in color, and extremely long lasting. When compared to roses sold at street side or in big box stores, our roses appear to be from a whole different category. We believe that California Pajarosa roses epitomize the concept of “affordable luxury.”
We were pioneers in adapting hydroponic growing techniques to rose production. The unprecedented control this gives us over every stage of flower development helps ensure consistent high flower quality. That, together with our modern processes for managing growing, packaging, and shipping our flowers make us perhaps the most dependable supplier in the entire cut flower industry.
1260 Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039, United States
CallaCo®, the recognized leader in fresh cut calla lilies, is located in the Monterey Bay area at Moss Landing, CA. The year round climate in this region is an excellent environment for producing the finest quality fresh cut callas and seasonal flowers.
As a direct shipper of wholesale fresh cut calla lilies, CallaCo® services floral wholesalers, floral retailers, florists, wedding flower designers, floral designers, special events companies and other professionals in the floral business. CallaCo® is the recognized leader in fresh cut Calla Lilies and our products are known for their exquisite beauty and quality. CallaCo® offers a rainbow of fresh cut callas in your favorite calla colors as well as exciting new varieties from our exclusive Callafornia Callas® breeding program.
The experience of over 4 generations and over 80 years of breeding and production by our parent company, Golden State Bulb Growers, goes into every fresh cut calla lily sold by CallaCo®. CallaCo®’s year round California colored calla lily production assures consistent quality and availability. Fresh cut callas from CallaCo® have extraordinary vase life and are well known for their brilliant color tones.
CALMEX Wholesale Growers & Shippers
2680 La Mirada Dr, Vista, CA 92081, United States
CALMEX stands for quality service and value. We provide the finest quality of fres cut flowers and foliage.
2364 Riverside Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States
Camflor has been growing quality flowers for the past 25 years. Our major emphasis has been on providing you with quality year round availability. In our years in business we have established our reputation with quality, variety and freshness.
Camflor has more than 150 open field acres, and 20 greenhouse acres in California. Our combination of open field and greenhouse production means that we can provide you with consistent flow of quality fresh flowers on a year round basis.
Our staff is well educated in all aspects of life floral trade, from post harvesting to transportation and well into customer service. Please feel to call our toll free number (888) 226-3567 ask for a sales representative and express any interest you migh might have, we will give you our prompt attention.
1530 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria, CA, United States
Casitas Gardens is a 10-acre wholesale cut flower farm nestled in the Carpinteria Valley. It is currently owned and operated by Nobu Takahashi. His father established Casitas Garden in 1993.
Casitas Gardens specializes in year round production of lisianthus and snapdragon flowers. What is unique about Casitas Gardens is that we grow everything from seed, choosing to propagate the plants ourselves, rather than buy cutting. This gives us the upmost control over the quality of our flowers from the very beginning.
Our lisianthus are available in array of colors including: white, purple, pink, green, yellow, variegated pink and variegated purple. Our snapdragons come in white, pink, orange and yellow.
Central Coast Greenhouses
26500 Encinal Road, Salinas, CA 93908, United States
5713 Shoemake Ave, Modesto, CA 95358, USA
Coastal Floral of Oxnard
2451 Eastman Avenue #10 Oxnard, CA 93030
117 Rancho Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States
Coastal Nursery was formed in 1984 by Jess and Donna Rodrigues. Since 1984 Coastal has expanded its operations into Watsonville, California by purchasing and leasing various growing facilities along the coastal corridor of the Monterey Bay.
During the course of operations, Coastal also formed Monterey Bay Heather as a DBA to market and sell its many varieties of Heather, becoming the largest heather grower in the United States for both cut and potted heather. Coastal is the only grower in the U.S. offering Italian Heather and the only remaining grower offering cut heather. We offer our cut heather from September through March offering various colors throughout the different months.
Coastal Nursery currently farms 200 acres (6 ranches) and specializes in growing various varieties of Heather in multiple colors and pot sizes. In addition, other popular products such as potted topiary Rosemary and Cypress trees are offered as tabletop decorations with a packaged decorative theme as gift items to our vendor’s retail buyers. Our pre-decorated plant products are creative and offered to our Vendors at realistic prices allowing Coastal to reach a national market for its crops.
Coastal Nursery has developed an excellent relationship with its buyers over the years. We are very proud that our buyers can depend on our word and our communication. Our customers often thank us for our excellent customer service.
Continental Floral Greens
321 San Andreas Lane, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States
At Continental Floral Greens it’s our promise to provide an exceptional greens experience. We take quality and consistency seriously. From leatherleaf to white pine, we are the largest floral greens grower with farms and operations in Washington, California and Florida. As a company rooted in history, with a new leadership team at the helm, we’re introducing ingenuity and innovation to create a new world of greens.
3508 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
Cypress Flower Farm
4417 Brodea Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028, United States
Cypress Hill Farms
4417 Brodea Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028, United States
Dramm and Echter
1150 Quail Garden View Encinitas, CA 92024
We are proud to be counted among the top 75 of all horticultural greenhouse producers in the United States. The success of the business is directly attributed to the quality of products produced and our flexibility to rapidly change to meet the demands of the marketplace. We strive to keep our customers ahead of their competition.
New partnerships with flower breeders around the world have also enabled us to constantly bring other new plants to the industry and expand other lines. Up to 40 flower species are in production at any given time in the 950,000 square feet of the greenhouse space and nearly 35 acres of open field.
Our greenhouses are blooming with colorful Gerbera daisies right now. Please see our photo gallery for color options.
1530 Santa Monica Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
2009 Sheridan Rd Encinitas, CA 92023
885 Mesa Rd, Nipomo, CA 93444, United States
Eufloria Flowers has been a premier grower of varietal roses for over seven generations. Our flowers are of rare quality and performance, and are consistently recognized as the most beautiful roses throughout the industry.
Established in 1984 as Koch Mesa Nursery and renamed in January 2000, we pioneered and perfected hydroponic growing methods that enable Eufloria Flowers to set a standard for quality and innovation.
Eufloria is recognized as the premier boutique grower of hydroponic hybid tea roses of unmatched quality and performance. Eufloria Flowers is not about growing mass quantities of generic roses; it’s about the art and experimentation of optimum growing. With a rich family heritage, a well-entrenched European affiliation, and a care-giving, knowledgeable staff, Eufloria Flowers aspires to cultivate the finest roses available throughout North America.
Consistently among the most beautiful roses in the world, Eufloria’s roses have been enjoyed by millions of people over recent years at the Kentucky Derby, The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, prestigious political inaugurations, celebrity special events, various television documentaries, movies and several of John Henry’s special edition collections. Eufloria Flowers takes great pride in being requested by name for both world renowned events and everyday special occasions.
4701 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
There is nothing more satisfying in life than growing plants, whether they are food, fiber or flowers. I planted my first vegetables when I was 11 years old and although I was told that carrots can only be “thinned out”, NOT transplanted, I was not about to waste a single carrot. Much to my father’s amusement, I first thinned out and then carefully transplanted about a hundred carrots. Albeit a bit deformed, they all grew into full sized carrots; maybe that’s what sealed my future as a grower of plants and flowers.
We emigrated from Holland in 1967 (the same year as my carrot debut) and settled in one of the best towns of America – Carpinteria, CA. My forefathers had been growers for the last several hundred years, so I guess you can say that growing plants runs in the gene pool. Having visited Holland on many occasions since, I can safely say that our move from my Dutch town, Naaldwijk to Carpinteria, was the most valuable gift my father could have given his family. Not only has the private enterprise system of America given us incomparable opportunities, the quality of life and the freedom to pursue one’s dreams are still very much a part of the American fiber.
With over 275 gerbera varieties to choose from, Ever-Bloom’s niche is to fill just about any special order that our customers may need. Our 15 acre state of the art greenhouses ensure that our crop is top quality, which is then handled by a highly trained and dedicated staff to guarantee customer satisfaction. Our “closed loop” growing technique allows us to recycle all of our water and fertilizer and makes certain that that waste is kept to a minimum. The backbone of our integrated pest management (IPM) program is the predacious insects that are constantly released to keep harmful pests under control.
Carpinteria is blessed with the most amazing microclimate that allows farmers to grow a multitude of different crops. Although our greenhouses are a necessity for growing Gerbera Daisies and Anthurium; in Carpinteria, we can often just open up the greenhouse vents and let Mother Nature do her thing. So do I live in paradise? I sure do!
Farmers’ West Flowers and Bouquets
5300 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
Can you imagine manufacturing tennis shoes? Or tennis balls for that matter? I know that I can’t. I prefer the smell of freshly plowed fields, mulched greens and the sound of field irrigation going on. I love seeing the new, bright green buds on a lily stem and the unfurling of new Gerbera (there is no such word as a gerbera daisy; that is made up by Americans!!) blooms. Everyday, sunshine or fog is a great day on my farm.
California is a special place to be a farmer, especially in the micro-climate of the Carpinteria Valley. My company, Farmers’ West Flowers & Bouquets, can grow flowers year round due to the mild coastal temperatures. Some of our products include Dutch specialties such as lilies, tulips, as well as my new favorites – ornamental kale and zinnias. As a grower and shipper, these flowers, along with dozens of other flowers, greens and European-style hand-tied bouquets, can be shipped to wholesalers and mass market customers all over the United States.
As a first generation grower, I am celebrating my 20th year in business. My company is special to me because it represents the best of myself – fast paced, energetic, bright and colorful. I care deeply about my company and my employees and I am keenly aware that these men and women are an integral part of the success of Farmers’ West. They are dedicated to me and I to them.
One of the biggest challenges facing my company is responding quickly to the ever-changing marketplace. I work closely with my sales and marketing teams to stay abreast of the latest in design, color trends and styles in order to ensure my customers have the best flowers and bouquets to meet their needs. Please visit us on the web to learn more!
428 5th Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
Foothill Produce & Flower Farm
4135 Godley Rd, Lincoln, CA 95648, United States
Gallup and Stribling Orchids
3450 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
You might say growing is in my blood as I am a third generation grower. I remember as a young child “helping” my Grandfather grow succulents and I have been hooked on growing ever since. Both of my Grandfathers were growers. One of them introduced new innovative growing methods to successfully grow Odontoglossum orchids garnering him many awards and trophies. But, it was my father, Alex Stribling, who started his own orchid company, who taught me the most about growing. As a child in elementary school, I often helped out at my father’s company, Gallup & Stribling Orchids, Inc. filling water tubes and helping with packing. When I was eighteen I began working full time at Gallup & Stribling Orchids, Inc. and spent the next eighteen years growing foliage plants. Since then I have grown Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedelium and Cymbidium orchids. Today, with over forty years of growing experience, I am responsible for growing all forty-eight acres of Cymbidium orchids at Gallup & Stribling Orchids, Inc.
Growing orchids is both challenging and rewarding. Orchids truly are one of Nature’s masterpieces and it is heartwarming to bring such incredible beauty to people everyday. Two other things make my work gratifying. The first is our employees. Our employees are competent and experienced; many of our employees have been with us for thirty years or more. I think this is a testament to how well our company treats its employees. In return, their loyalty, dedication and passion are the backbone of our company.
Another thing that makes my work so satisfying is where we are located. If you explored the entire world to find the best spot to grow Cymbidium orchids you very well might find yourself in Carpinteria, California. Gallup & Stribling Orchids, Inc. is nestled between the Carpinteria foothills and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Our greenhouses are only about one hundred yards from the ocean so our orchids grow in the cooling breezes of the Pacific. The climate here makes it the ideal place to grow Cymbidium orchids. I love the California climate and lifestyle and so do our Cymdidium orchids. You might just say it is a match made in heaven.
Garden Valley Ranch
498 Pepper Road, Petaluma, CA 94952, United States
Gi Gis Callas
1565 Seacoast Way, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
2669 E Clark Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93455, United States
Glad-A-Way Gardens began selling flowers from a roadside stand in Northern California. In the early days, customers referred to buying the fresh cuts as traveling “A Ways” to get some glads, hence the name Glad-A-Way was born.
Today we ship to Wholesalers coast to coast. We farm over 350 acres in the rolling hills of Santa Maria, California near the Pacific Ocean. The bright clear sunlight enables Glad-A-Way to harvest outstanding varieties of Gladiolus throughout the long California season. Gladiolus are harvested April through December, with limited colors and quantities January thru March.
At Glad-A-Way we continue to seek new varieties from the worlds foremost breeders, coupled with our own hybridization program. This allows us to provide the award winning and traditional colors of Prima Classe and Legacy brands. Everything is grown on location, from bulbs to cuts, we are proudly made and grown in the USA.
Green Valley Floral
24999 Potter Road Salinas CA, CA 93908
Applying pragmatic innovation and asking the right questions, new techniques and information have been prudently applied to the Green Valley Floral operation. We have a humble attitude about our success realizing that there may always be a better way. We understand and appreciate the constant learning process in order to consistently produce award winning flowers.
We take great care and pride in selecting only the best flowers for our customers; all the way from the greenhouse to the shipping box. Our dedication to customer satisfaction is a leading factor in how we have achieved success in the floral industry.
Today our nursery produces 110 varieties of award winning garden and hybrid tea roses, 120 varieties of hydroponic gerberas and over 40 varieties of Oriental and hybrid lilies in 650,000 square feet of greenhouse space in the fertile Salinas Valley in Central California.
Green Valley Growers
PO Box 1372 Sebastopol, CA 95472
4526 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
Hilltop Flowers Inc is a family owned flower farm that is a grower and shipper of fresh cut flowers since 1974. Hilltop’s entire growing operation is in the Carpinteria Valley. Plantings are in 5 different growing locations which include plastic, soft hoop and shade houses. This allows for more variety and flexibility for crop rotation and increased production. The crops grown in these various locations include Lisianthus, Snapdragons, Belladonna, Bells of Ireland, Dahlias, Hybrid Delphinium, Larkspur, Maine blue, Mini Carnations, Green Mist, Bupleurum, Ranunculus, Statice, Sunflowers, Veronica , Gypsy, and other seasonal flowers.
Hilltop prides themselves with their high quality of fresh cut flowers and for their extraordinary customer service. Long standing customers value these attributes which is reflected by their loyalty. Their packing facility is equipped with a pre-cooler to assist in maintaining a strict cold chain.
Contact their sales team: Margaret McCoy, Carolyn Nielsen or Karen Graf to place your orders and to hear about what’s new at Hilltop Flowers.
Holland America Flowers
808 Albert Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, United States
Holland America Flowers, LLC is located in Arroyo Grande, CA. We are a flower producing company ideally located on the coast of Central California. This area provides the unique micro climate to grow the highest quality flowers possible. In particular, year round crops such as lilies (Orientals, LA’s and Asiatics), snapdragons, iris, freesias, and other specialty crops. It is at this location that the flowers and greens harvested are combined to create unique and bold bouquets, which are shipped daily to customers througout the USA.
Javier Flower Growers
1970 North Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92069, United States
4990 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
Family owned for 40 years..Quality is our first priority.
We sell only what we grow ourselves.
We are packaged by reliable shippers.
We provide professional customer service.
We stand behind our product.
We have consistent high standards.
John Roth’s Paradise Farm
PO Box 2323 Valley Center, CA 92082
Joseph and Sons
12738 West Telegraph Santa Paula, CA 93060
We are a family-owned and operated business with 50 years of growing and shipping experience. Our pride is supplying you, the wholesale floral customer, with quality-consistent, fresh-cut flowers.
Thanks to three outstanding California locations, we provide excellent production and uniform quality. We are strategically based in Santa Paula, where we grow 54 acres of ﬁeld ﬂowers and 1,089,000 square feet of greenhouse ﬂowers on a year-round basis, and operate a new, state-of-the-art, 15,521 square-foot warehouse. Our Lompoc location boasts 280 acres of ﬁeld ﬂowers year-round and to the south, in Imperial Valley, we grow 75 acres of seasonal ﬂowers.
José Sr. was born with a green thumb that others have tried in vain to duplicate, and he remains dedicated to making sure the best growing practices are followed. Once harvested, our ﬂowers are kept overnight in the cooler at a consistent 39 degrees F then packed in boxes that are also precooled to 39 degrees, ensuring they are kept fresh and consistently high quality throughout the shipping process.
The customer comes ﬁrst at Joseph & Sons Inc. and our team of ﬂoral experts stand by ready to serve you. And because we are family, we treat you like family, too. From our ﬁeld or greenhouse to your door, all these reasons add up to why Joseph & Sons Inc. is California’s best-kept secret!
4230 White Lilac Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028, United States
There are things you love about being a grower and things you don’t, but ultimately it is what you make of it. I started working at the farm when I was 13…22 yrs ago working every job there was with my father, David Kendall, the founder of Kendall Farms. He was my inspiration and taught me everything. When he was diagnosed with cancer, I began taking over the operation. He was so incredibly generous, letting me take on new roles, make mistakes, learning as I go and this gave me the confidence to lead the company when he passed in 2004. My passion is continually growing our business to its fullest potential with my team…my family…of growers.
I say family because that is what we are at Kendall Farms. We were united by our biggest challenge to date, the fire in 2007. Pulling together, all the employees help put out the fire that was blazing in the field. That day attitudes shifted! Everyone started leaning on each other to support the company like a big extended family, not just depending on it for a job. We lost 75% of our crop due to the fire but have restored to date 80% of it. The silver lining of it is that now we are a more cohesive company up for any challenge.
And growing in California is not without its challenges. Over regulation and restrictive water usage limitations can stunt our growth. However, California, being the 8th largest economy in world, is also one of the best locations for growing our flowers. The wonderful microclimate we grown in (what is the area called) is unique and allows Kendall to offer a typically South African or Australian product to the mainstream market, providing them with long-lasting product that lasts and has an exotic look. The people of California make it worthwhile. They embrace their local farmers and show an incredible sense of loyalty. Ever since the inception of the California Grown campaign and the VeriFlora Certification, Kendall Farms has seen the pull-through benefits of increased demand for California Grown products with all of their supermarket customers. Thank-you California!
1435 Santa Monica Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
481 San Andreas Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States
Kitayama Brothers has been growing and shipping beautiful cut flowers from Northern California since 1948. Located on majestic Monterey Bay, the company’s greenhouses in Watsonville enjoy perfect flower growing conditions. The Monterey Bay’s cool evenings along with sunny days create the perfect environment for the approximately 20 different flowers and cut greens we grow.
Our top flowers include; oriental and Asiatic lilies, lisianthus, gerbera daisies, snapdragons, mini callas, iris, gardenias and stephanotis. Our product selection makes us a top choice for wedding and event professionals from around the country.
Kitayama Brothers is also a large broker of quality flowers from around the world and especially the west coast. The west coast is known for novelty and unique flowers and during 64 years of business we have developed relationships with all the best west coast growers.
2378 Alisal Rd, Salinas, CA 93905, United States
Kohara is one of the finest growers of quality assorted cut flowers nationwide. Many are seasonal and year round greenhouse grown. Our most produced cut flowers are Snapdragons, Larkspur, Sweetpeas and Flowering Kale which are grown year round. Seasonal cut flowers and greens: Chocolate cosmos, tweedia, lysmachia, kangaroo paw, dahlia, smilax and more…………………
Quality is the only way at Kohara Nursery, Inc.
Twenty five acres of land, 500,000 sq. ft under green houses, 25 employees and the Kohara family make up Kohara Nursery Inc.
We are a family owned and operated business with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Kohara Nursery is a small grower where the quality of the product is what matters most and excellent customer service comes first at Kohara Nursery, Inc. Our goal is to continue to grow the highest quality available.Kohara Nursery Inc is located 100 miles south of San Francisco and about 290 miles north of Los Angeles.
Kono & Sons
5888 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
26600 Encinal Road, Salinas, CA 93908, United States
La Mesita Ranch
2945 Solan Ln San Marcos, CA 92069
6461 Rainbow Heights Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028, United States
M. Tashiro Nursery
20200 Spence Rd, Salinas, CA 93908, United States
4575 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
I came to be a grower much the same way as did my father and his father and his father before him. Growing has been part of my family’s life for many, many generations. Whether it was vegetables, fruits or flowers, there was always a close connection to the earth and experimenting with different growing techniques. When I was six years old in Holland, I ventured for the first time into what would eventually become my life’s vocation. My brother and I were partners growing cacti that we sold to our neighbors – it was our first agricultural enterprise.
My father taught me aspects of the nursery business from an early age by allowing me to help in the nursery getting product ready for market and cleaning up in the greenhouse. It gave me an appreciation for the amount of work it takes to run a nursery operation. Dad worked many twelve hour days and at times seven days a week.
Coming to the US from Holland was a wise move on the part of our parents, and settling in the Carpinteria Valley was a little miracle.
Carpinteria has all the right conditions for growing perfect flowers; the prefect amount of sunshine, temperate climate and ideal humidity levels make Carpinteria heaven for most blooms.
When I started at Maximum in 1982, my Dad and I planted a trial of a new flower, the Gerbera daisy. That half acre trial gave us plenty of challenges. We were the first growers in the US to grow them for the commercial market and my dad was sure that this crop would be one that would change the industry.
You have to be a risk taker in the nursery industry. It’s a field where one is constantly challenged by growing a live product, anticipating and/or responding to consumer trends and there is always at least one fire burning. Growing flowers is a passion, and that passion has strong roots when you have grown up in this environment. It’s incredibly gratifying that bright and early each morning, I open the door to the greenhouses to be greeted by a sea of bright and cheery colors. The Gerbera has been a favorite of mine for many years, it has broad appeal and a bouquet without a Gerbera daisy is just not all it should be.
This industry, like many others, is changing at a rapid pace. We are doing our best to adapt to market forces, environmental concerns, technology advances, and to making sure that the next generation can continue to enjoy the beauty and the challenges of this vocation well into the future.
Mayeda Cut Flower Co.
3006 Etting Road, Oxnard, CA 93033, United States
Started in 1986 in Oxnard, California. We grow on 45 acres and in 100,000 square feet of greenhouse. Our main crops are larkspur, stock, iris, snapdragons and delphinium. We also grow approximately 30 seasonal varieties of flowers throughout the year.
We strive for quality, not quantity. Our goal is to produce the best flowers possible.
McGrath Family Farms
505 Wood Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010, United States
Here at McGrath Family Farms our flowers are a working asset. They are an integral component of our cropping program. The more sustainable we become the more the need for diversity. We border crop our high value crops with a wild flower mixture which in return maximizes pollination. We plant other flowers to attract beneficial insects to keep a healthy balance in our fields. All of our flowers, just like all our fruits and vegetables, are grown organically and seasonally. Everything is picked that day and seems to last longer because of the slower growing process, (i.e. no chemical fertilizers). Our flowers really are the final touch to our farm. Some flowers you can expect to see here throughout the year are; Sunflowers, Caspia, Statice, Tuberose, Callalilly, Lavender, Amaranth, Aster, and more. We even offer some edible flowers, as well as, our own organic flowers. At our market we offer Ventura County locally grown flowers. Come by, check it out, bunches or bouquets. Our flowers are the best!
2352 San Juan Road, Aromas, CA 95004, United States
Nestled in the sunny meadowlands near the Pacific Ocean, McLellan Botanicals/Taisuco America is one of the world’s largest commercial growers and suppliers of orchids and ornamental foliage.
Mellano & Company
734 Wilshire Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057, United States
“Whatever struggles our business faces,” Bob says, “we always end up working our way through it and move forward as a family.”
Working together is nothing new to Mellano & Co. Truly a family business, Mellano & Company currently has five third generation family members responsible for the day-to-day operations. Working at a family business with so many relatives can be both challenging and rewarding. I grew up on the family farms. After graduating from graduate school in 1988 I decided to join the family growing operation and make that my career. Started in 1925, Mellano & Company has provided the freshest, highest quality products straight from our family farms. Today we invite you to experience our expanding line of floral services. You can rely on Mellano & Company to be your full line wholesaler, grower, shipper and importer of premium fresh flowers. Backed by our family traditions of service, you’ll be assured of dependability, quality, and more convenience than ever.
840 Amigo Road, Soquel, CA 95073, United States
1085 N Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States
3910 N. Via Real Carpinteria, CA 93013
5842 Lakeview Avenue, Yorba Linda, CA 92686, United States
MVM Flowers Grower
2031 San Jose St, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
4601 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
Myriad Flowers International brings you 25 years of growing experience. Owned and operated by Harry Van Wingerden, we specialize in Hydroponic Roses and Pompon Chrysanthemums. Our goal at Myriad Flowers is to fill your floral needs with superior quality at reasonable prices.
Myriad Flowers is located along California’s Central Coast about 5 miles south of Santa Barbara. With 14 acres of Rose greenhouses, 4 acres of Pompon greenhouses, and 20 acres of field flowers, Myriad Flowers sits on three separate locations throughout the Carpinteria Valley. Along with the Roses and Pompons, upcoming crops of Tulips, Iris, Miniature Carnations and Misty Blue will be soon be added to our current field production of Gypsophilia, Statice, Solidaster and Sunflower.
Our greenhouses and fields are under the supervision of some of the most experienced growers in the industry. We are also on the cutting edge of technology, creating optimum growing conditions for each product. These key ingredients enable us to bring quality you can rely on.
At Myriad Flowers, our attention is focused on providing superior quality and excellent customer service. Our sales staff, shipping department, and all office personnel are knowledgeable in every aspect of growing, sales, and shipping. Close interaction between management and staff enables us to provide you with the best possible care and handling of your orders. We’re here to help you with every aspect of your floral needs.
2783 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States
2645 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952, United States
Neve Bros., the premier wholesale flower grower and flower resource in Northern California offers only the highest quality fresh flowers direct from our farm in Petaluma, California.
Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Sonoma County where rich soils, sunny days and mild coastal influence creates some of the best growing conditions in the world.
Family owned and operated with more than 60 years of growing experience, Neve Bros., helped pioneer the way of hydroponic rose growing. Utilizing state of the art technology our greenhouses span over 500,000 sq.ft. and are climate and feed controlled 24 hours a day producing vigorous healthy plants.
We offer the floriculture industry of retail florists, event planners, wedding designers & consultants, floral wholesalers and the budget conscious do-it-yourselfers a wide variety of bulk product. While our specialty year round crop is hybrid tea roses and spray roses, we also cultivate a vast array of other seasonal florals such as mini callas, hydrangeas, garden roses, oriental and asiatic lilies, and tulips just to name a few.
So if you are looking for quality flowers, look no further! Please feel free to navigate through our website or call us, our staff is available to answer any questions.
Thank you for supporting California!
Neve Roses II
4288 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952, United States
Nunes Blossom Growers
44 N 3rd St, Patterson, CA 95363, United States
O & J Growers
1313 Lake Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, United States
WHOLESALE FLOWERS CUT FRESH FROM BAJA CALIFORNIA. FLOWERS SUCH AS: LARKPUR, SUNFLOWERS, STOCK, BELLS OF IRELAND, BUPLEURUM, ETC..
Obra Verde Growers
10916 Mystery Mountain Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082, United States
Founded in 1974 by Joe and Julie Walker, Obra Verde Growers is located in the lush foothills of northern San Diego County, California. Obra, a Spanish word with a triple meaning, is defined as work, product and virtue. Verde is also a Spanish word meaning green.
Obra Verde Growers began with a few varieties of waxflower that were being commercially grown in the area. Sensing the need for a propagator of waxflower and other interesting cultivars, Obra Verde seized the opportunity and began to dig its niche. Over the last 30 years, Obra Verde has expanded its operation to over 100 varieties of mostly Australian, New Zealand and South African species.
Ocean Breeze Farms
3910 North Via Real Carpinteria, CA 93013
My favorite part of growing are Sundays…I love Sundays…I get to walk around the quiet Greenhouses and admire all the work we have accomplished during the week.
Growing has been a tradition of my family’s since the 1600’s when the Van Wingerdens started growing berries and apples for additional income in Holland. That was just the beginning. Soon crops went from fields to commercialized greenhouse, from vegetables to flowers and from Holland to California.
I first started growing while working for my father, who has been my life’s inspiration, at his company called Dutch Brothers. After growing up in the family nursery, I decided to start my own growing tradition by forming Ocean Breeze International in 1973 and there was no better place to grow than in the perfect microclimate of Carpinteria.
Years have gone by, product lines have evolved, but some things will never change. Ocean Breeze still provides their customers with outstanding service, our product is of exceptional quality and I still love Sundays!
Ocean View Flowers
1105 Union Sugar Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436, United States
We have a passion for quality… and we are on a mission of continuous quality improvement. Ocean View Flowers is located in the Lompoc Valley, fifty miles northwest of Santa Barbara near the Pacific Ocean. The valley’s unique geological and geographic conditions make it one of the finest flower growing regions in California. The Lompoc coast is where the northern and southern currents of the Pacific Ocean meet. This unique coastal phenomenon results in the cool ocean breezes that help provide excellent growing and harvesting conditions for all our varieties. California has many different microclimates. In the winter months we follow the warmer temperatures to the southern dessert area of Brawley and then north to the high dessert of Maricopa. Our cold chain management practices are state of the art. Every box is custom packed in a 48 degree cooler with 85 percent relative humidity/dew point to reduce condensation. After packing, boxes are moved to our storage cooler which is maintained at 36 degrees. Boxes are pre-cooled prior to shipment. Pre-cooling is a critical link in the chain of life process and with confidence we can say our cold chain management is among the best in the industry. Ocean View Flowers is a Veriflora certified grower.
Oku Flower Farm
4525 Cloverdale Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, United States
2262 Alisal Rd, Salinas, CA 93905, United States
514 La Costa Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024, United States
Pacifica Flowers Inc. is a grower, wholesaler and shipper.
Pacifica Flowers Inc. has grown to its present status by its commitment to high quality, competitive prices and, above all, prompt service to all our clients.
Greenhouse and field planting of our flowers is done in our three locations in the Encinitas-Carlsbad area, one in Fallbrook and one down in Baja California.
All together, these locations provide our clients the freshest product to be picked up at our warehouse coolers, delivered or shipped to your facility the very same day, if possible.
31862 Paseo Lindo, Bonsall, CA 92003, United States
12342 Keys Creek Road, Valley Center, CA, United States
Por La Mar Nursery
905 South Patterson Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, United States
Protea From Shirl
12440 Montanya Dr, Valley Center, CA 92082, United States
482 Rainbow Crest Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028, United States
Protea USA was formed to develop, promote and preserve Proteaceae Floriculture. Our mission is to establish a superior genetic pool of Protea cultivars in southern California. Our goal is to provide quality plants and flowers of superior selections and health to the industry and provide the management and techniques to attain this. Since this is in place now, we have an excellent investment opportunity that is rare in that it is fantastic in return and as safe as Mother Earth. The company is headed up by Rua Petty, Lawrence Kellar and Dennis Perry, who between them have almost 100 years of hands-on Protea experience and success, as well as farming and livestock production.
Protea USA also participates in community outreach programs as well as being instrumental in developing innovative new propagating, growing, pruning, harvesting and marketing techniques. Protea USA is an active member of the California Protea Association (CPA), the International Protea Association (IPA), a member of the San Diego County Farm Bureau and also a member of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with cost effective quality solutions to successfully grow these exotic flowers.
3813 Doris Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030, United States
I learned to love agriculture growing up on my dad’s nursery in Holland. Tracing my roots to the 16th Century, I am not sure what generation grower I am, but it’s certainly in my blood. My father was mainly a vegetable grower but had some standard Mums available in the Fall. I learned to work at his nursery with him and he inspired me to follow in his footsteps. When he, with 3 other brothers and their families, decided to immigrate to California in 1967, the world opened up to me.
Settling on the Central Coast was perfect for a flower grower like me! California’s abundant sunshine, moderate climate and excellent workforce gives me the advantage to consistently produce excellent quality flowers and be within proximity to a very large consumer based market.
Always one to try something new and different, I can remember when we trialed Sunflowers in the 1980’s. They were little known flowers then, but look at their use now!!! Some other revolutionary introductions Pyramid started include: Bouvardia, Lisianthus and Solidago.
Not only do I believe in increasing the diversity of flowers grown in California, but Pyramid Flowers also embraces earth friendly technologies and I have seen the benefits first hand in both production and cost savings. As markets shift towards the masses, Pyramid Flowers, supported by an excellent group of employees dedicated to service and quality, is well prepared to WOW consumers with our colorful, creative and earth friendly bouquets.
29110 Twin Oaks Valley Road, Vista, CA 92084, United States
Ramona Protea Farms
PO Box 1344 Ramona, CA 92065
2266 Bautista Ave Vista, CA 92083
Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers
5467 Rainbow Creek Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028, United States
Growing up in La Florida, a town of 2,700 in the Sierra Madre range in Queretaro State, Mexico, Ismael “Mel” Resendiz was the middle child among 13 in a struggling farm family. In Rainbow, California, today he is the owner of Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers which employs 20 and sells over 200 varieties of flow¬ers and foliage.
His journey to success is a story that encompasses the American dream: Even though you start with nothing, if you work hard and play by the rules, you can be successful.
Mel left home at the age of 14 and traveled to Sinaloa, Mexico, where he started his farming career cutting sugarcane and picking cot¬ton. He also learned a lot about hard work, being quick, consistent, de¬pendable, and getting ahead. Within a few months he graduated from cutting and picking to supervising the entire work crew.
After five years in Sinaloa, at age 18 and with $70 in his pocket, Mel decided to try his luck in the United States. He quickly found a job working at Zorro Protea Farms, which in the early 1960s developed the first commercial Protea nursery in northern San Diego County.
This became Mel’s intro¬duction to the Protea Family – flowers and foliage he had no idea existed, at least not on this planet. “I couldn’t imagine these flowers being used in arrange¬ments; they were so different than any flowers I had ever seen. I thought they must be used to make fancy perfume.”
In 1988, at age 28, Mel was promoted to farm manager at Zorro Farms and was supervising several of his family members who had immigrated to California to join him in his Protea adventure. In 1995, Mel purchased his first piece of land – 10 acres in the hills of Rainbow, CA. He named the parcel “Rainbow Crest”, and quickly filled it with Protea plants. The next year, Mel planted himself in the United States permanently, becoming a naturalized U.S. cit¬izen.
In 1998, the Zorro land was sold to developers, and the operation moved to Rainbow Valley. However, within a year Zorro closed its doors, leaving Mel and his family on their own. They decided to stick with their exciting and unusual flowers. “My broth¬ers thought I was crazy. They were also a little un¬certain about my unorthodox horticultural techniques, which included giving my plants lots of tender, loving care.”
Finally, Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers was formed in 1999 and Mel’s passion for flowers and plants has continued to grow. “These flowers are like my family now – they are all interesting, unique and different, I can’t choose one over the other – I love them all. Flowers are my life!”
Today, Resendiz Brothers is proud to offer an extensive selection of Banksia, Berzelia & Brunia, Filler Flowers and Foliage, Grevillea, Kangaroo Paw, Leucadendron, Leucospermum (Pincushions), and Protea. Resendiz Brother’s mission is to consistently provide the newest, freshest, unique and exotic flowers and foliage available to all their customers throughout the year. As well as to be a valuable educational resource to the floral industry and community on the Proteaceae and the many other unusual flowers and foliage they grown.
Robert C. King Nursery
3796 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
Located in beautiful Carpinteria, we specialize in growing many varities of field flowers.
Rolling Hills Ranch
11252 Rolling Hills Way, Valley Center, CA 92082, United States
Rose Lane Farms
1217 Oak Grove Dr, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA 90041, United States
I am a garden rose goddess! Domestic garden roses are the only product I grow at my boutique farm in Los Angeles County. I love getting up early before sunrise and driving out to the farm to start cutting and watering. When the sun starts to envelope the rose bushes, that is when their fragrance is so permeating. I have a special bush called The Mermaid. It is 15 feet tall, 10 feet wide and still growing. The local birds have made it their sanctuary and I have seen so many baby birds hatch there.
My passion for growing these types of roses is the end result – they are unbelievably fragrant and beautiful. They have a certain nostalgia to them that you do not get from a mass produced rose. They make people remember family members that grew roses, usually a grandmother or mother. I have people stop in from time to time just to walk around and remember times past. Designers enjoy being able to come and see exactly what I have so that they can create that perfect piece for a wedding, print ad, or event. Quite unusual for Los Angeles!
Rose Story Farm
5950 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
Old-fashioned rose farm, with radiant hues of European and pre-1950 American varieties. Our mission: to produce beautiful, fragrant, romantic roses in exquisite shapes and colors. 120 varieties.
Monday – Saturday 8 am to 2 pm
6595 Black Rail Rd Carlsbad, CA 92009
Rudvalis Orchids, Inc. is owned and operated by Barbara Rudvalis. We’ve been a major supplier of top quality commercial cut flower Cymbidium flowers for over 40 years and potted flowering Cymbidium since the early nineties. My late husband, Joe, began the business in the early sixties when he began selecting and hybridizing his own varieties. Joe noticed a lack of early blooming varieties and focused mainly in this area. He created the most stable, high quality and productive standard cut flower Cymbidiums on the market today. In the late seventies I began helping Joe breed mini’s and intermediate Cymbidium. Since Joe’s passing, I’ve continued with all aspects of the business.
We offer and ship standard, intermediate and miniature sprays (on the stem) plus, six packs of top quality single cut flowers for corsage and exclusive arrangements. We pack to order and our flowers are not cut until ordered.
S & R Flowers
3458 De Luz Heights Dr Fallbrook, CA 92028
Grower, Shipper, Wholesaler of Australian waxflower and many filler flowers.
6337 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
5500 Schaefer Ave., Suite A Chino, CA 91710
Salinas Valley Nursery
20420 Spence Road, Salinas, CA 93908, United States
Silva Wholesale Florist
1050 Frenchmans Creek Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
Silver Lake Farms
2833 Shadowlawn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039, United States
Silver Terrace Nursery
501 North Street, Pescadero, CA 94060, United States
St. Francis Flowers
10040 Circle R Drive, Escondido, CA 92026, United States
Stanton Iris Gardens
1074 Robertson Dr, Escondido, CA 92025, United States
Sun Coast Growers
1074 Robertson Dr, Escondido, CA 92025, United States
Quality flowers, reliable service, fair price.
Sun Valley Floral Farms
3160 Upper Bay Road, Arcata, CA 95521, United States
A fourth generation grower, Lane DeVries was born in the Netherlands to a family with a long tradition of growing flowers. He received his B.S. degree in Horticulture in Holland and then immigrated to the US in 1983 after his family sold their farm in Holland. Securing a job at Sun Valley, (with a former owner), Lane came to Arcata and built the first Dutch Glass greenhouse. Accomplishing this task, he soon became the greenhouse manager and in 1988 was promoted to General Manager. Three years later, in 1991 he joined with two other Dutch partners, Jacob Rooyakkers and Jan van der Wereld, in a friendly purchase of Sun Valley. Lane and the partners have since built Sun Valley to be a prominent player in the floral business nationally. Very much a hands-on President and CEO, Lane holds a passion for his company. He wholeheartedly leads the Sun Valley team in producing the finest cut flowers available.
3623 Etting Road, Oxnard, CA 93033, United States
1070 S Rice Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033, United States
Sunshine Floral has three locations where our products are greenhouse grown. Our facilities rest along the Pacific coastal line in Carpinteria, CA and Oxnard, CA. All of our locations have been specifically chosen for the richest and most ideal growing conditions possible. All year round there is an abundance of sunlight, while the coastal plain provides the moderating effects of the Pacific Ocean. With over 1 million square feet of greenhouses, rest assured that you are buying from one of the most reputable growers in the floral industry today.
Over the past 25 years, Sunshine Floral has become renown for its Gerbera Daisies. All of our gerbera daisies and germinis are grown hydroponically using cutting-edge Dutch greenhouse technology and monitored by climate computers around the clock, making sure each plant receives the highest care possible. It is for this reason that superior freshness is offered to our customers in a uniquely direct manner. Our gerberas and germinis are available year-round.
Sunshine Floral has an aggressive farm production team with the perfect combination of experience and education. Our growers are all college educated from Holland and are Gerbera and Germini Specialists.
We have a friendly and customer service oriented sales staff willing and able to support the fulfillment of your floral needs. We maintain a cold chain on our premises for all our products and can pack to your specification requirements; Dry and wet pack capable, precooling, and a sealed dock for refrigerated trucking are all part of the program Sunshine Floral provides. In short, we are a quality-driven grower focused on servicing our customers as quickly and professionally as possible to the benefit of our mutual success! We look forward to earning your business and creating and maintaining a long lasting partnership!
Please feel free to contact us: Toll Free: (877) 684-1177 or local (805) 684-1177
T & E Pastorino Nursery
12511 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
2120 Elkhorn Road, Castroville, CA 95012, United States
710 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA 92024, United States
Whether you need fine orchids, fragrant gardenias, fresh grown foliage or exotic imported tropicals, Tayama is your one-stop source!
At Tayama Greenhouses, we specialize in growing some of the finest Cattleya orchids you’ll find anywhere. We also grow potted orchid plants in many sizes and varieties, as well as a wide assortment of popular foliage and lush greens.
To compliment our locally grown products, we import florist-quality orchids, tropicals and wedding flowers from growers worldwide. Tayama’s two wholesale stores are located in Los Angeles and Carlsbad, California, the heart of the biggest and best national flower districts. Close to local growers and the Los Angeles International Airport, these two unique locations ensure that your important order is processed and expedited without delay. Since we turn most of our product three times a week, we can guarantee freshness, conveniently delivered anywhere in the county.
As a third-generation family business, we know that good service is just as important as great products. Tayama’s friendly staff of long-term experienced employees is always ready to help. You can depend on superior product knowledge, order fulfillment and timely delivery tracking from either of our two locations.
We invite you to discover Tayama’s exceptional quality and service for yourself. Call or visit one of our wholesale stores soon!
12641 Yerba Buena Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, United States
Specializing in a large variety of protea cut flowers and potted plants
The Flower Whisperer
105 Vaughn St, Oceanside, CA, United States
4255 West Gonzales Road, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States
Topstar has been around for over twenty five years and enjoys a position of prominence in the cut flower industry: we are known to produce top quality lisianthus, belladonna delphinium, lilies, veronica, as well as other beautiful cut flowers
Our office and packing facilities are located in Oxnard, California near the beach. The mild climate close to the Pacific is very suitable for greenhouse operations. We also have field production in Oxnard. We harvest the majority of our snapdragons from these fields. We also produce Volkerfrieden here.
We feel that the most important thing in business is the development of relationships: successful relationships. We value our vendors, employees, and customers. We go forth hoping that every transaction can be a “win-win” transaction and truth and fairness are paramount in the formula of success. We look at our customers as an extension of our own sales staff and hope through effective communication that a lasting partnership can be formed.
Twins Flower Growers
5600 Avenida Encinas #42 Carlsbad, CA 92008
20220 Spence Road, Salinas, CA 93908, United States
3675 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
Westland Floral Company
1400 Cravens Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
3439 Cloverdale Road, Pescadero, CA 94060, United States
Westland Nursery, Inc. was established in Pescadero, California by Peter Vanos Sr. in the year of 1966. As with many flower-growing families, Westland Nursery has been passed down to the next generation. At present, Peter Vanos Jr., the son of Peter Vanos Sr., runs the company.
Westland Nursery grows a wide variety of cut flowers but our specialty is freesia. They come in a spectrum of colors ranging from pinks to yellows to whites. We are also one of the only year-round growers of Lily of the Valley in the United States.
In addition to our specialty flowers, we also make very unique bouquets with all our own beautiful CA GROWN flowers. A complete list of what we have available includes: Alstroemeria, Drumstick Allium, Asiatic and Oriental Lilies, Campanula Pyramadalis, Chelone, Echinacea (Cone Flower), Craspedia, Crocosmia, Montbretia, Dahlias, Echinops, Eryngium, Helenium, Heliopsis, Lysimachia, Monkshood, Nerine, Nigella, Narcissus, Phlox, Sedum, Trachelium, Smilax, Tweedia, and Tuberoses.
Westland Orchids, Inc. 1400 Cravens Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013
Wilson Flower Farm
11651 Turner Heights Dr, Escondido, CA 92026, United States
Wollam Grove Management
PO Box 153 Bonsall, CA 92003
20180 Spence Road, Salinas, CA 93908, United States
1552 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013, United States
We sell our flowers exclusively at the LA flower market. Please visit them at 754 Wall Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 or www.laflowerdistrict.com.
Yoon Flower Farm
2130 Brook Hollow Ct, Oxnard, CA 93036, United States
20510 Spence Road, Salinas, CA 93908, United States
25950 Encinal Rd, Salinas, CA 93908, United States
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2017
Nation’s Flower Basket Threatened by California’s Thomas Fire
CCFC Creates Interactive Map to Track Fires Near Flower Farms
The nation’s flower basket is being threatened by the Thomas Fire in Southern California, a fire that has already consumed 96,000 acres and is rapidly expanding due to winds and dry conditions.
The fire is burning close to nearly two dozen flower farms in the Carpinteria Valley, known as “the flower basket of the United States.” Smaller fires have also been reported near flower farms in San Diego and Lompoc.
To help track the fires and their potential impact on flower farms, the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) has created an interactive online map that shows which of the state’s flower farms are near fire locations. View the map, which is being regularly updated, at ccfc.org/fires.
To add to the conversation and provide additional updates, several Southern California flower farmers will be using Facebook Live to provide updates and video of the fires.
“The map shows the fires statewide and will help answer the question we’re currently hearing a lot, like ‘How are these farms that I’ve bought my flowers for decades from doing?’” said Kasey Cronquist, CCFC CEO and ambassador.
The raging Thomas Fire, which is now edging closer to Ojai and Carpinteria on two fronts and forced the closure of Highway 101 and Highway 150 for hours Thursday as flames burned on both sides of the freeway, started Monday night in Santa Paula and quickly tore through Ventura toward the Pacific Ocean.
The wildfire has 5 percent containment and is burning its way into the Los Padres National Forest.
Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said if the wind continues, and rain doesn’t touch the region, the Thomas fire could continue for a few more weeks.
Visit CCFC.org/fires and follow the California Cut Flower Commission on social media for ongoing updates.
December 8: Facebook Live Update withCalifornia Flower Farmers David Van Wingerden of Westland Orchid in Carpinteria, CA and Bruce Brady of Mellano & Co. in Santa Ana, CA.
December 7: Fire Update with California Flower Farmers Ivan Van Wingerden of Everbloom and David Van Wingerden of Westland Orchid in Carpinteria, CA.
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About the California Cut Flower Commission
The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) unites the state’s approximately 225 flower farmers to advance California’s $320 million flower industry. In addition to providing cooperative marketing opportunities and administering advocacy efforts, the commission has positioned the California Grown brand as a highly recognizable, consumer-facing brand to drive sales of the state’s fresh flowers and foliage. Learn more at ccfc.org.
CEO & Ambassador