March 1, 2014
By: Jerry Miller

For this Friday Farm Fact: A different type of farmer

This Friday we honor the flower farmer.

Did you know:

California is the top flower producing state in the country? From San Diego to the Oregon border there are more than 250 cut flower farmers.

Across the nation consumers purchase an estimated $17 billion on floral items.

30% of homes nationwide purchase fresh cut flowers and greens annually.

You think it is a safe bet to assume that most of that 30% are city folks?City Folks Just Don't Get It!

Find more fun flower facts and informationabout California's flower farmers here: