SoCal Fires Threatens California’s Flower Farms

Southern California is being threatened by an unprecedented wildfire event that continues to threaten the state’s flower production regions. The Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties continues to burn near flower farms in the Carpinteria Valley, just south of Santa Barbara. The Lilac Fire in San Diego County also continues to burn near flower farms in Oceanside and Fallbrook.

At this time, there has not been any reported losses of flower farms or flower production due to these wildfires.

To help track the fire and provide perspective on how close the fire is to California’s flower farms, the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) has created an online map to help locate farms in relationship to the fire.

December 8 – Live Update with David Van Wingerden and Bruce Brady

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CCFC CEO & Ambassador interviews Ivan Van Wingerden of Everbloom and David Van Wingerden of Westland Orchids to get perspective on how close the fires are to their flower farms:

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A complete press release on the impact and proximity of the fire tour our California flower farms can be found here: http://ccfc.org/nations-flower-basket-threatened-by-californias-thomas-fire/