An Inside Look: Virtual Field to Vase Experience

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour invites guests to dine in the fields of America’s most stunning flower and foliage farms. This year, we took it virtual!

 

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tours

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour invites guests from around the world to different parts of the U.S. to dine in the fields of America’s most stunning flower and foliage farms. The dinner tour is a cross-country series of gatherings where seasonal blooms and foliage dazzle on beautifully designed tablescapes dressed by top U.S. floral designers, while gourmet meals are prepared by well-known farm-to-table chefs. Take a look at where past Field to Vase experiences have been held!

Since its inception, the dinners have garnered unprecedented local and national media attention and provide an interactive way to showcase the heritage of America’s flower-farming families. In 2017, the tour was even awarded Floral Management’s Marketer of the Year Award!

While planning for upcoming Field to Vase dinners is still in the works, we look forward to sharing updates about Certified American Grown and our farming families. Make sure to keep an eye out for all the news from Certified American Grown.

Learn more about the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tours here.

 

An Inside Look at Our First Virtual Experience 

Like many businesses and events in the last year, we had to pivot due to the pandemic. We postponed our in-person Field to Vase Dinner that was to be held at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. Instead, we transformed the event into a virtual, multi-sensory experience from the farm straight to your home for the first time ever – and what an evening it was! 

The virtual tour provided guests the opportunity to enjoy a tour of The Flower Fields, meet cut flower farmer Mike Mellano and owner Paul Ecke, and enjoy a fun and creative design demonstration by award-winning designer Shawna Yamamoto. For those guests who wanted to, there was even an option to order wine and cheese to complement the tour, all from the comfort of your own couch. The evening concluded with a musical interlude while watching the California sunset over the gorgeous fields of ranunculus.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Virtual Field to Vase Experience at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, and if you didn’t join us, read the recap below and keep an eye out for our upcoming events!

Meet the Farmer

To kick off a beautiful evening by the ocean, we met flower farmer Mike A. Mellano of Mellano & Company, a Certified American Grown farm, and our host for the evening! He started out by giving us a tour of the 50-acre, blooming Ranunculus fields while diving deeper into his family’s flower farming history and how they got started. He also gave us a behind-the-scenes look into what they grow at the Mellano & Company Carlsbad location and how they do it! In case you didn’t know, they not only grow the beautiful Ranunculus that we saw throughout the evening, but they also grow blueberries, olives and they’re even starting to grow coffee beans!

After learning more about the history of the farm, farmer Mike taught us about growing Ranunculus specifically, an extremely popular bloom these days, as well as the pros and cons of growing in California. While one of the best parts of growing close to the ocean are the gorgeous views and the mild weather, it’s also really challenging to cultivate so close to the public. Agricultural practices must be adapted (because people weren’t too happy when they started spreading the chicken manure!). Another challenge is having to harvest Ranunculus by hand, a difficulty shared across cut flower harvesters in general. Groups of employees have to make two to three passes a week to walk every row, cutting and checking flowers. Next time you buy American grown Ranunculus, remember that fun fact!

“My favorite part about growing Ranunculus is engaging the public—having the opportunity to teach people what it is we do as flower farmers,” said Mike A. Mellano. He went on to say that people aren’t always familiar with what it takes to see flowers through their entire life cycle—from a bare patch of dirt and then back to a bare patch of dirt again. When people come to visit and tour the farm, he loves to teach them what it is their team does and how they do it. When it’s deemed safe again, be sure to visit the Ranunculus rainbow at the Flower Fields, managed by Mellano & Company, but do it earlier in the year because the fields are only in season from March to May.

DIY Floral Arrangement Lessons From a Seasoned Pro

Just because it’s virtual doesn’t mean it can’t be interactive! Attendees had the option to add American Grown cut flowers and foliage and locally sourced charcuterie and wine, which were delivered straight to their door. Attendees could use these blooms to take part in a workshop by renowned floral and event designer, Shawna Yamamoto of Shawna Yamamoto Event Design

 

She taught us how to use the beautiful American Grown flowers and foliage from Mellano & Company to design our own bouquets using common household items—like a stand mixer! Virtual attendees that opted into the floral delivery option received a farm fresh floral box featuring The Flower Field’s beloved Ranunculus, along with other blooms and foliage, to design along with Yamamoto. While she made the demonstration look easy, we did our best to keep up! 

She also gave us some of the following tips and tricks for caring for our American Grown flowers once we get them home: 

  • Cut your stems one to two inches up and at an angle (start long—you can always shorten them!).
  • Add flower food to water to ensure your flowers last 7-10 days.
  • Try to change the flower water every day. The fresher the water, the fresher and longer the flowers will stay!

Learn more about Shawna and explore her beautiful designs on Instagram. Fun fact: 75,000 stems is the largest event she’s done! 

Finally, we rounded out the evening with closing remarks and a sunset serenade with live music. Thank you again if you did join us for our first virtual Field to Vase Experience at The Flower Fields, and if you didn’t, we hope to “see” you next time!

 

Join us for Future Field to Vase Events

We want to make Certified American Grown events more accessible to you wherever you are—even if that’s your own living room! We’re also looking forward to the day when we can all gather around the table again at America’s most beautiful flower and foliage farms. To stay up to date on all Field to Vase events, fill out the quick form below!



Make Your Floral Design Dreams Come True with Shawna Yamamoto

Order by April 16 to Get Your Floral Box from Mellano & Company!

The Field to Vase Experience on April 24 is not only your chance to be whisked away virtually to experience the 50-acre ranunculus farm at the iconic Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, it also includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try hand at floral design!

Photography @thekomans

During the virtual event, renowned floral and event designer Shawna Yamamoto of Shawna Yamamoto Event Design will lead a demonstration using flowers and foliage from Mellano & Company. To participate, simply choose the Full Floral Experience or Floral Delivery option when you reserve your ticket. You’ll receive a farm fresh floral box featuring The Flower Fields beloved ranunculus, along with other blooms and foliage and a materials checklist, so you can design along with Yamamoto.

 

Nervous but enticed? Don’t worry, Yamamoto will be using common household items in her designs (think water glasses and vases), but is sure to get creative, bringing her mixed media vibe by turning blenders, cupcake pans, tea pots and other kitchen items into floral vessels! You’ll design along with her using clever finds from your home.

Photography @aliciaminkphoto

The result? Hand-created arrangements that look like you spent hundreds of dollars at a flower shop!

Yamamoto has spent a decade creating events in the U.S. and internationally that wow attendees. She loves to mix fresh flowers and greens with custom props she and her team build to bring events to life. When we chatted, she was creating an entire Indiana Jones-themed event complete with live jungle-like flora and fauna.

Photography @apicturelife

Which is all to say, Yamamoto is sure to make your floral designer dreams come true! But to participate, you’ve got to sign up by April 16.

Want to receive the fresh flowers but don’t want to be a designer? That’s fine, too! Just place your order and then on event day, sit back, relax and enjoy the virtual experience!

We also thought you’d like to know that all ticket sales from Field to Vase Virtual Experience support Certified American Grown, a nonprofit that advocates for and promotes American flower farms and the families that own and operate them.

Reserve Your Ticket

 

Photography @sarahmackphoto

 

Flower Lovers, Experience The Flower Fields Live!

Save Your Seat by April 16th to Include Delivery of Farm Fresh Florals

Treat yourself to an evening of floral entertainment and education during the American Grown Field to Vase Virtual Experience live from The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, on April 24, 2021 – all from the comfort of your home. During this magical evening, you’ll meet flower farmer Mike A. Mellano of Mellano & Company and learn about his family’s flower farming history, while enjoying a special farm tour that will take you through the 50-acre ranunculus rainbow!

 

 

As Mike explains the growing process and digs deeper into the science flower farming, he’ll touch on how Mellano and Company’s crops are grown using the most advanced scientific and environmentally responsible conditions. He’ll also share their strict post-harvest guidelines designed to ensure you always receive the highest quality, fresh flowers.

 

As part of the experience, you’ll make a virtual visit to The Flower Fields, which will be alive with blooms! The hillside where the farm is located overlooking the Pacific Ocean is one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. And its home to the Tecolote® giant ranunculus, also known as the Persian buttercup or Ranunculus asiaticus. Incredibly colorful and beautiful, the ranunculus flower is native to Asia Minor and is a member of the buttercup family.

 

Mellano & Company’s history makes this event even more intriguing to flower lovers like you! Started by Giovanni Mellano in 1925, today Mellano & Company farms more than 375 acres in San Luis Rey and Carlsbad. Year-round, they produce more than seven million bunches of flowers and foliage from these locations in the perfect, temperate climate of coastal Southern California. From these fields that have been producing Mellano & Company’s signature crops such as ranunculus and myrtle for over 30 years, to the newest crop plantings such as hybrid waxflower varieties, their pride comes from the exceptional quality of flowers and foliage they grow and a passion for flower farming.

Mike will also highlight the unique and very special relationship the Mellano family has with the Ecke family, owners of The Flower Fields, and how their partnership has worked to produce such a special farm for the public to experience and enjoy. Due to their continued benevolence and foresight, The Flower Fields continues to be a national jewel, an attraction that will be enjoyed for future generations – and you can experience it!

 

But you’ve got to save your seat to join this one-of-a-kind virtual event! And, if you’d like to include delivery of some of Mellano & Company’s renowned ranunculus in your experience, you’ve got to register by April 16!

SAVE YOUR SEAT!

 

Ticket sale proceeds go to Certified American Grown, a non-profit organization who promotes and advocates on behalf of American flower and foliage farming families across the United States.

 

We’re bringing Field to Vase right to your neighborhood!

Sitting on the sideline is so 2020.

Americans are putting a renewed effort into multi-sensory events this year, and Certified American Grown is excited to lead the way with our virtual Field to Vase flower farm experience on April 24. For this event, guests will be whisked away virtually to sunny Southern California onto the 50-acre Ranunculus farm at the iconic Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.

It’s a totally new approach that opens these iconic evenings to every corner of the country. No plane tickets, no rental cars, no hotel costs. You can immerse yourself in the most spectacular moments nature has to offer in a matter of moments.

Guests will log on and participate in a live virtual program that includes a welcome reception with live music and a tour hosted by farmer Mike A. Mellano of the fully bloomed field, giving a behind-the-scenes tour of all things Ranunculus! Next, you’ll be treated to a fabulous design demonstration with Shawna Yamamoto of Shawna Yamamoto Event Design whose imagination will fill your need for beauty in your everyday life.  A sunset serenade will wind down the sure to be memorable evening.

Best of all, ticket proceeds go towards supporting Certified American Grown, a non-profit organization promoting and advocating for flower and foliage family farms across the United States.

It’s a sensory-rich evening, and Certified American Grown provides everything you need in this customizable adventure. We ship the appetizers: a cheese and charcuterie delight from Venissimo Cheese Shop in Del Mar, California, that contains three cheeses, three meats, Marcona almonds, dried fruit and local honey. And don’t forget the wine! Your package comes with 375 ml each of a red and white wine locally sourced from small boutique wineries in the Golden State. It’s enough to satisfy two to three people. We recommend grabbing friends, neighbors or family to enjoy as a group! Also, the perfect virtual date night!

You’ll also receive a farm fresh bouquet featuring ranunculus. We invite you to follow along with Shawna’s floral designer presentation and design your own fabulous arrangement using your favorite vase.

This unique Field to Vase evening offers three packages to choose from:

 

Option 1: Full Floral Experience with Wine + Wine

  • Wine, cheese and floral shipped to home.
  • Collateral and supporting documents.
  • Includes welcome reception, farm tour, floral demo, and sunset closing remarks.
  • $225

 

Option 2:  Virtual Experience + Floral Delivery

  • Floral delivery shipped to home.
  • Collateral and supporting documents.
  • Includes welcome reception, farm tour, floral demo, and sunset closing remarks.
  • $100

 

Option 3: Field to Vase Virtual Experience Only

  • Digital of collateral and supporting documents.
  • Includes welcome reception, farm tour, floral demo, and sunset closing remarks.
  • $50

 

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to mingle with top professionals in the floral industry and have your questions answered directly. You are free to join and rejoin as you please throughout the duration of the program as well. It’s OK to create the experience that resonates with you!

To register, visit our event page HERE!

We look forward to hosting you from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. PST on April 24!

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour Delayed Until 2021

We Can’t Wait to See You In Person On an American Flower Farm!

We can’t deny that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught all of us a lot of lessons, and some of them are actually positive. 

Flowers not only brighten our homes but support positive mental health. They’re the perfect way to let those we’re unable to seen in person know that we’re thinking of them. And buying domestically grown cut flowers and greens support hardworking American farmers and their families. 

In other words, flowers and greens are essential! 

WilMor Farms, Georgia

In the course of the pandemic, we’ve also learned that there are some things that simply must happen in person. Among those is the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour. 

With the health and safety of our guests at the forefront, we’ve determined that we must cancel the 2020 tour. We greatly value the in-real-life connection and intimacy of the dinners, and we just can’t see a virtual or socially distanced event having the same impact. 

The good news: We plan to bring the tour back in 2021, getting as many flower lovers as possible to some of America’s most beautiful cut flower farms to learn from farmers, meet a renowned floral designer, enjoy a gourmet meal and connect to America’s agricultural heritage.  

We are grateful for the 2020 Field to Vase sponsors who repurposed their funds to help support Certified American Grown. Those fantastic companies who generously support the floral industry are Ball Horticultural Co., B-Fresh Floral, Dramm & Echter Farms and Continental Floral Greens. 

This will ensure that we can continue to host our amazing F2V dinners. Please stay tuned as we plan the 2021 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour! We can’t wait to see you in person on an American flower farm!

If you are interested or want to learn more about becoming one of our supporters, please contact us at info@americangrownflowers.org. 

The Flower Fields tour stop in Carlsbad, California, originally scheduled for April 16, has been postponed.

The safety of our guests, farmers, chefs and staff is our highest priority. We want everyone coming to an American Grown Field to Vase Dinner on one of our flower farms to do so without worry. 

Therefore, based on the current recommendations of the CDC, we’ve decided to delay the start of our Field to Vase Dinner series until June, with the first dinner taking place at Ocean Breeze Farms in Arroyo Grande, California on June 20.

The Flower Fields tour stop in Carlsbad, California, originally scheduled for April 16, has been postponed. We’ll reach out as soon as a new date is determined. Your ticket will be honored for our future date, and if you’re unable to attend the rescheduled event, we’ll issue a credit that can be used toward another Field to Vase Dinner. This includes changing your tickets to nearest location to Carlsbad, the dinner in Arroyo Grande, CA on June 20.   

The events surrounding the recent COVID-19 pandemic have caused fear, panic and uncertainty, but now, more than ever, we need to rally as a community to take care of each other and spread kindness and joy. 

A Rutgers University study conducted a few years ago indicated that flowers have long-term positive effect on mood. Flowers assuage troubled minds and bring peace to hearts and souls in times of anxiety and fear. So next time you’re picking up essentials, be sure to grab some flowers as well. 

Thank you for your continued support of our American farmers, designers and chefs.

See you soon on a flower farm near you!

We want you to feel confident about your ticket purchase.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is ever-changing, we’ll continue to monitor information and keep you informed. If an American Grown Field to Vase Dinner must be postponed due to circumstances beyond our control, we’ll reschedule and all ticket purchases will be honored for a future date. If a guest is unable to attend the rescheduled dinner, we’ll issue a credit for the original purchase amount to be used toward another Field to Vase Dinner of their choice.

The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day “Date-Night of a Lifetime” Giveaway

We’re giving away the date-night of a lifetime… admission for 2 at a romantic 2020 ‘Field to Vase Dinner tour’ evening of your choosing!

Our American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, presented by the California Cut Flower Commission, is in full swing… and we are inviting YOU and a date to dine among the exquisite fields of America’s most stunning flower and foliage farms as our guests.

In our sixth season, this cross-country series of elegant pop-up gatherings features seasonal, sustainable blooms on beautifully designed tablescapes elegantly dressed by top U.S. floral designers, while multi-course artisan meals are prepared by well-known farm-to-table chefs. 

At each unique meal and through the accompanying farm tours and design demonstrations, you’ll experience the age-old art and science of flower farming while being served seasonal and locally grown fare accompanied by wine, craft beers and floral-inspired cocktails.

THE RULES:

  1. Share a Valentine’s Day pic of you or a loved one (or both together), showcasing Certified American Grown flowers on social media.
  2. Tag us on Instagram (@americangrownflowers) or share it to our Facebook page.
  3. We’ll randomly choose a one very lucky winner.
  4. All photos must be shared by midnight on Sunday (2/16 for consideration).

For more info on our American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, presented by the California Cut Flower Commission, visit fieldtovasedinner.com.

*Field to Vase Dinner Events based on availability.

Here We Go! Our 2020 Certified American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is NOW LIVE.

4 Breathtaking Destinations Announced, with surprises still to come!

Our American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, presented by the California Cut Flower Commission, announces the 2020 season, and we invite YOU to dine among the exquisite fields of America’s most stunning flower and foliage farms.

In our sixth season, this cross-country series of elegant pop-up gatherings features seasonal, sustainable blooms on beautifully designed tablescapes elegantly dressed by top U.S. floral designers, while multi-course artisan meals are prepared by well-known farm-to-table chefs. 

At each unique meal and through the accompanying farm tours and design demonstrations, you’ll experience the age-old art and science of flower farming while being served seasonal and locally grown fare accompanied by wine, craft beers and floral-inspired cocktails.

Grab your calendar and check out these destinations!

You ‘ll be surrounded by flowers with a view of the Pacific Ocean during our dinner at The Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Photo by Carrie McCluskey Photography.

We’re thrilled to launch our 2020 tour at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, on April 16th. The American Grown Field To Vase Dinner Tour returns to this postcard of an experience each year. Guests at this dinner get exclusive access and enjoy dining among acres and acres of colorful ranunculus while looking out over the Pacific Ocean. This is a very popular tour stop that sells out faster and faster each year, so don’t wait to get your tickets.

We want to see your name on the guest list during this year’s tour. Photo by Carrie McCluskey Photography.

Next, we’ll head North along the California coastline to Arroyo Grande and one of the Golden State’s crown jewels, Ocean Breeze Farm. On June 20th, guests will be introduced to rows and rows of colorful greenhouse-grown Gerberas and will be surrounded by the farm’s avocado tree orchard.

On July 18th, the tour heads East to Virginia where you have a chance to experience the beauty of family-owned and operated Harmony Harvest Farm. As their team is fond of saying, “When in doubt, flowers.” Virginia may be for lovers, but this stunning location tucked just outside Shenandoah National Park in Weyers Cave, Virginia, is for those who love flowers in all of their colors, textures and rich varieties.  

Next, we travel back to the West for two surprise Field to Vase Dinner experiences!

Our first surprise location of 2020 will be one for the record books, and guaranteed to sell out quickly. We can’t reveal too must just yet, but we will say it’s Western Washington in August and truly one of our more adventurous locations yet.

In September we head South to a beautiful farm reaping the benefits of fall in Northern California. Pumpkin spice is everywhere as reds and golds claim the landscape. Far from shedding leaves and heading into dormancy, the seasonal change is vibrant and flourishing – and you’re invited to participate in this tangible burst of happiness.

2020 will be full of surprises… and these are just a few of them!

 

Mark your calendar for October 24, 2020, as we make our final stop in the 2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour to join Texas Specialty Cut Flowers farmers Frank and Pamela Arnosky in the great state of Texas among fields of blooming and fragrant marigolds.

Located just outside San Antonio, in late October, these flower fields come alive as Texans celebrate Dia De Los Muertos – Day of the Dead – featuring the ceremony’s traditional marigolds. It’s a reverent yet joyful experience that leaves your soul singing with bright memories.

You will find beautifully designed centerpieces by amazing floral designers at each one of our tour stops in 2020. Photo by Liraz Photography.

There’s so much more we could share and explain, but for now, visit the landing pages we’ve created for each one of these locations; find the complete list here. You’ll discover even more information and details about each stop, but make sure you book your tickets right away. Each year, we have dinners selling out months in advance!

Plus, early birds benefit from special “Tour Launch” pricing. For the first 60 days, with the price for each ticket increasing after this introductory offer!

Seating is limited and every dinner will sell out, so don’t wait to save your seat. Photo by Carrie McCluskey Photography.

Please consider helping us share this year’s locations and special launch pricing with your flower-loving friends. If you’re planning to attend a dinner, invite them to join you. If you’ve gone before, help us share this magical experience with others on social networks like Instagram and Facebook.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the flower farm. Photo by Liraz Photography.

We look forward to seeing you on a flower farm in 2020!

 

2020 Field to Vase Dinner Tour Launch Coming Soon!

Join Us On a Flower Farm Next Year

Planning for the 2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is in the final stages, with stops planned for Certified American Grown Flower farms across the U.S. that grow a gorgeous variety of flowers and foliage. 

Next year’s tour will introduce guests to some never-before-visited farms and some longtime favorites. And the locations will be spread out across the U.S., so be sure to watch for stops near you! 

It all starts in the spring, when this award-winning dinner tour begins crisscrossing the country – all the way through October. 

Join us for one of our 2020 dinners and celebrate an evening of American Grown Flowers and Greens with a table full of flower-loving friends. Photo by Danielle Honea Photography.

You don’t want to miss your chance to meet a passionate flower farmer, dine in a flower field at a community table adorned with American Grown Flowers and connect with fellow flower-lovers. You’ll be treated to a multi-course artisan meal; wine, craft brews and floral-themed cocktails; and live local music. 

Get a glimpse at a genuine Field to Vase Dinner experience in this video from our 2019 dinner in Alaska!

Each dinner also includes the renowned boutonniere bar where guests craft their own floral flair and the popular Field to Vase swag bags packed with flower-related goodies.  

Every guest leaves with armfuls of flowers and swag and smiles on their faces. Photo by Carrie McCluskey Photography.

Stay tuned for the unveiling of the entire 2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour map, coming soon! And if you haven’t signed up to be the first to know, make sure you do so here!

 

It Was a Glorious Fall Evening at Red Twig Farms

Last Stop on 2019 Field To Vase Tour Doesn’t Disappoint!

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour made its final stop of the 2019 season at Red Twig Farms in New Albany, Ohio, and all we can say is, “Wow, what a ride!”  

It was a perfect evening to be on a flower farm, enjoying the hospitality and beauty of Red Twig Farms.  Photo by Red Gallery Photography.

This spectacular evening was an amazing way to wrap up the tour, thanks to flower farmers Josh and Lindsey McCullough who shared the art and science of flower growing with guests and floral designer Mindy Staton of Two Little Buds.

Josh and Lindsey McCullough took great pleasure in hosting the first Ohio Field to Vase Dinner.  Photo by Red Gallery Photography.

On a perfect early-fall evening, 150 guests gathered on the flower farm to dine on a multi-course dinner created by chef Amanda Stuart of Cameron Mitchell Premier Events that featured an Arcadian greens salad, salmon with tomato and olive relish, flat iron steak with chimichurri, roasted seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted red potatoes. 

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events created a mouth-watering menu for guests of the New Albany dinner.  Photo by Red Gallery Photography.

The meal was accompanied by wines from Glass Mountain, thanks to Heidelberg Distributing Company; craft beer from North High Brewing Company; and a specialty cocktail from Watershed Distillery. Guests were serenaded throughout the evening by musicians Wild Ohio Duo. 

The wine flowed freely throughout the event thanks to sponsor Heidelberg Distributing Company.  Photo by Red Gallery Photography

Flowers from American farms, many of them Certified American Grown, dazzled in mixed fall bouquets at the center of the community table. And winning the evening’s biggest oooh’s and ahhh’s was a vintage truck packed with F2V swag bags and overflowing with autumn blooms and foliage. 

American Grown Flowers spilled out of this vintage truck in a display that caught everyone’s attention.  Photo by Red Gallery Photography

The evening simply could not have been a more perfect representation of all the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour has to offer – American flower farmers, local food and drink, renowned floral designers and flower lovers from near and far gathered to connect and share their love of homegrown blooms and greens. 

The Field to Vase Dinner Tour ended its 2019 season as it ends every dinner, with a bounty of American Grown Flowers and swag for every guest and lots of smiles.  Photo by Red Gallery Photography

As we wrap up, we offer our sincere thanks to the many flower farmers who donated flowers: 

Bluegreen Gardens Farm and Florals

California Pajarosa

Camflor

Continental Floral Greens

Cut Flowers by Clear Ridge

Eufloria

Fern Trust Inc.

Green Valley Floral

Kitayama Brothers

Maximum Flowers

Mellano & Co.

Myriad Flowers

North Pole Peonies

Ocean View Flowers

S & R Farms

Sun Valley Floral Farms 

Photo by Red Gallery Photography

If spending an evening on an American flower farm appeals to you, stay tuned for our 2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour dates, coming in January!