The flower farmers of Carpinteria held their 9th annual Greenhouse & Nursery Tour on April 1st. The tour is annual effort to welcome the public into greenhouses and learn about the process of growing cut flowers for the market.
The countdown to the largest flower-giving holiday is upon us. Mother’s Day is May 14 – but there’s no need to panic!
Turn to these tips to prepare for success:
Hire extra help now. This might include designers, drivers and support staff. Also, let current employees know if their schedules will change leading up to Mother’s Day.
Double-check your flower orders. Be sure you have enough flowers and foliage coming, and increase your order if the season is looking particularly promising. Also, be sure you have enough of the most popular flowers for moms, and remember that this holiday isn’t about a single day – it tends to expand to a week.
As June winds down, American Flowers Week starts. Why not design a promotion around the week – set for June 28-July 4?
Now in its third year, American flowers advocate and journalist Debra Prinzing created the U.S. version of the domestic flowers promotion campaign with inspiration from British Flowers Week.
The week seeks to heighten the attention to the importance and value of American Grown Flowers.
Use the #americanflowersweek hashtag to draw attention to your efforts during this exciting week and help spread the origin matters message.
In 2017, the California Senate declared June to be California Grown Flower Month.
When announced, the resolution noted the designation was designed to recognize and honor the men and women of the California flower industry for their dedication and productivity. The resolution also recognized the flower industry’s impact on the state’s economy: creating 145,665 jobs, generating $12.2 billion in business activity and creating $1.1 billion in additional taxes.
With June fast approaching, what do you have planned to celebrate or recognize California Grown Flowers Month?
CCFC has several promotions in the works in conjunction with retailers. We’ll also be spreading the word through various Commission communication channels and on social media.
Tell us what you have planned and we’ll help spread the word!
The second stop on the 2017 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour played to a sold-out crowd at Gallup & Stribling Orchids in Carpinteria.
The magical evening included a tablescape and hands-on workshop with Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event – and of “Oprah Winfrey Show” fame. Guests enjoyed a farm-to-fork meal by Rincon Beach Club & Catering’s chefs Ron True and Jose Garcia. Craft spirits were provided by Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, and Captain Fatty’s Craft Brewery provided the brew. The dinner was also accompanied by wines from Magerum Wine Company. (more…)