Certified American Grown’s Annual Field to Vase Dinner Returns to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, on April 11th.

field to vase with native poppy
2023 Field to Vase

Source: Certified American Grown Press Release

Experience the Spectacular: Dine Amongst the Biggest Bloom in Years at The Flower Fields
Certified American Grown’s Annual Field to Vase Dinner Returns to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California 

CARLSBAD, CA – The highly anticipated, and award-winning Field to Vase Dinner is returning to The Flower Fields in Carlsbad for another year of celebrating the beauty of locally grown flowers. This year’s event promises to be even more spectacular than ever. The bloom at The Flower Fields is the biggest in years and the featured designer will be none other than longtime American Grown supporter, Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore and The Floral Source who will be enhancing the farm-to-table dining experience with her signature stunning lush tablescapes.Guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening of fine dining, featuring a delectable menu of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, expertly prepared by award winning Chef Matthew Baker of Feast on This enjoyed alongside wine pairings from South Coast Winery. The evening will also include a tour of the Flower Fields, where guests will have the opportunity to meet flower farmer Mike A. Mellano of Mellano & Company and learn about his family’s flower farming history, sustainable flower farming practices, and partnership with The Flower Fields.”We can’t think of a better place to showcase the beauty and sustainability of locally grown flowers”, said Camron King, CEO and Ambassador of Certified American Grown, the proud presenter of the Field to Vase Dinner. “The Flower Fields is an incredible venue, and we are excited to be sharing the importance of American-grown flowers and supporting our local flower farmers.””We’re honored to have the Field to Vase Dinner return,” said Mike A. Mellano, CEO of Mellano & Company. “We take great pride in growing the highest quality flowers possible in a sustainable manner, and we’re excited to share them with guests at this special event.”In addition to the farm-to-table dining experience, guests will enjoy live music, local microbrews from Arcana Brewing, quality kombuchas from Boochcraft and a DIY flower bar amongst many other aspects of the event. Guests also have the opportunity to meet and chat with the farm’s growers and other industry leaders, learning about farming and producing gorgeous American grown flowers and foliage. The event promises to be a night to remember, celebrating the beauty of flowers, the importance of sustainable agriculture, and the joy of sharing a meal with friends and loved ones.The annual Field to Vase Dinner will take place on April 11, 2024. Tickets for the event are on sale now and will sell out, so interested guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page. 

 The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour invites guests nationwide 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.

Since launching, the dinners have garnered unprecedented local and national media attention and provided a wildly successful way to showcase the heritage of America’s flower-farming families. In 2017, the tour snagged Floral Management’s Marketer of the Year Award. Certified American Grown, the organizer of theses dinners, is a non-profit association of a diverse community of cut flower, cut foliage and potted plant farmers from across the United States. As the voice for domestic farms, CAG works towards sustainability and prosperity through a unified voice, effective advocacy, and strategic promotion. Certified American Grown farms participate in an audit to verify both origin and assembly of the flowers and foliage grown. When it appears on bouquets, bunches, pots, packaging or signage, the iconic brand mark instills consumer confidence in place of origin. For more information about Certified American Grown, visit americangrownflowers.org.