Support American Flower Growers with Palmer Flowers
Have you ever stopped to think where the flowers came from that you
just gave your special someone?
We frequently talk about the origin of our food, yet rarely concern
ourselves with where our lovely flowers are grown. However, flower
cultivation is an extremely important industry. In every state there are
flower farmers, just like the farmers that grow our food, struggling to
make a living and compete against foreign markets.
So the question is
Where do our flowers come from?
82% of the $13 billion of flowers sold in America are imported. Where
are our flowers imported from? The majority of the flowers imported into
the United States are from Ecuador, Colombia, Holland and Kenya.
California is the largest producer of fresh cut flowers in America.
Palmer Flowers, we believe in supporting Colorado and American flower
growers. Everyday we make a conscious effort to buy American grown
flowers. Be it Zinnias grown in Fort Collins, Gerbera Daisies grown in
California or Ginger from Hawaii, we source more than half of the
flowers that we sell from inside the United States.
More than 60% of the flowers sold by Palmer Flowers are grown in
A meager 18% of the average American floristís flowers are grown in
American. This includes 1-800flowers, FTD and
ProFlowers. Palmer Flowers buys and sells American grown flowers at
greater than three times that rate. We are
committed to knowing where our flowers come from and supporting American
flower growers. We are members and
long-time supports of Cal Flowers, the California flower growers
association and support the American Grown
organizationís cause of informing the public about where flowers sold in
The United States come from.
This cause has been a priority for Palmer Flowers for so long that we
now have long-standing personal relationships
with many American flower growers. Buyers from Palmer Flowers travel
frequently to tour farms and get to know
the people that actually grow our flowers. A great example of this is
Kitayama Brothers, a flower farm with its
headquarters in Brighton, Co and production in California. Palmer
Flowers has been working with the Kitayama
family for over 30 years.
Please ask where your flowers come from!
At Palmer Flowers, they probably were grown in The United States.