Established in 1990, the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) is a state agency responsible for representing more than 225 cut flower and greens farmers in the Golden State who are dedicated to making sure flower lovers have access to the freshest, highest quality flowers possible.

After all, California is America’s leading producer of high-quality cut flowers and greens – supplying over 75 percent of all domestically grown cut flowers in the United States.  While meeting the strictest growing standards in the world, California’s farms are dedicated to growing for a future of consumers who care about the source of their flowers.

CCFC’s Mission

To provide a unified effort by farmers to enhance the performance of the California cut flower and foliage industry.

CCFC’s Vision

California cut flower and foliage farms are regarded by legislators, regulatory agencies, industry professionals and consumers as a model for operating excellence and sustainability, and as the driving preference for premium American Grown Flowers year-round.

The CCFC Board of Commissioners

The California Cut Flower Commission is governed by an elected board of Commissioners, each representing their respective district and region of production.

District 1

Lane DeVries, The Sun Valley Group

District 2 

Farai Madziva, Kitayama Brothers

Benno Dobbe, Holland America Flowers

District 3

Erin Caird, Glad-A-Way Gardens

Rene Van Wingerden, Ocean Breeze International

District 4

Fred Van Wingerden, Pyramid Flowers

Mike A. Mellano, Mellano & Company

Public Member

Nick Matteis, California Grown

CCFC Staff

Dave Pruitt
Interim CEO & Ambassador

Anna Kalins
Event Director & Admin


Santa Barbara Office
PO Box 90225
Santa Barbara, CA 93190