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American Grown Flower Month
July 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017
The month in which we celebrate the United States’ independence we are now also celebrating American Grown Flowers!
Today approximately 77 percent of all flowers sold in the United States are imported. A consumer research study recently found that 74 percent of people had no idea where the flowers they purchased where grown, yet 58 percent of them would prefer to buy homegrown blooms if given the choice. The Certified American Grown program was launched in 2014 to help educate the buying public on the importance of the origin of their flowers. Certified American Grown now certifies hundreds of millions of stems of flowers each year, guaranteeing consumers that the flowers they are purchasing were grown in the United States.
Find out more about how the flower industry worked with the government to declare July American Grown Flowers month: http://www.americangrownflowers.org/congress-declares-july-american-grown-flower-month/