The Cause

Each year America’s flower farmers rally together in Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers and help raise the awareness for the value America’s flower farmer bring to their communities and the economy.

Certified American Grown is a unified and diverse coalition of U.S. flower farms representing small and large entities across the country. Together, America’s flower farmers are giving consumers confidence in the source of their flowers by providing the only third party guarantee in the floral industry that the bouquets and bunches that are purchased were actually homegrown.

Launched in 2014, the iconic and beautiful Certified American Grown logo is now the largest and most successful consumer facing brand promoting the origin of flowers in the market. Today the program certifies hundreds of millions of stems of flowers each year. The brand is now a widely sought after guarantee, appreciated by retailers, designers and consumers alike. Not only does the brand  communicate the domestic origins of the flowers and foliage, but it also stands for the kind of high quality, variety and farm freshness people desire and prefer.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Certified American Grown Flowers program. Mellano & Co.’s is proud to be identifying all of our flowers and foliage as Certified American Grown. We believe this program will greatly enhance the flower buying experience for our customers around the country.” — Bruce Brady, VP Business Development & Marketing, Mellano & Co.

The Certified American Grown logo helps our farms differentiate their flowers in the market and appeals to consumers who would prefer to buy homegrown blooms.