California is the largest producer of cut flowers and greens in the United States, providing almost 80 percent of domestic production and approximately $300 million in farmgate value. But these flowers aren’t being grown on corporate farms or by multi-national conglomerates. These flowers come from family farms, dedicated to the craft of growing flowers, in some cases, for more than six generations.
With growing consumer interest in where products, like our food (and flowers), are coming from, the CCFC has been telling the stories of many of the state’s flower farmers through a story-telling series called “California Growing.”
The articles highlight family farms, their flowers and their continuing commitment to grow, develop and expand their operations to meet the increasing demand for flowers grown here in the U.S.
This collection of stories provides great examples of investments California flower farmers are making in growing their farms and increasing production – and their bullish outlook on their future ahead.
Read, and relish, the stories here. We know you’ll be impressed by what flower farmers are up to.