Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015 by

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You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.

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The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is series of private, intimate gatherings where your table is set with seasonal, local and sustainable American grown flowers and a farm-to-table chef serves up artisan-style dinners. Guests feast on locally sourced slow food, beer, and wine while experiencing a connection between floriculture and agriculture.

Each dinner is at a different unique venue–an American flower farm that encourages guests to experience the age-old art and science of flower farming.

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Who doesn’t love conversation with like-minded people? Guests have the opportunity to meet others who are passionate about preserving American grown flowers, farmland, and this country’s floriculture roots.

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Think of it as a great meal with friends enhanced by the beauty of the petals, stems, foliage, vines, buds and berries before you.

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The dinners celebrate American farmers, their flower farms, and the floral designs they inspire–and your hosts will send you off with some American grown flowers to grace your table at home.

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The American Grown Flower Movement isn’t a trend. It is a cultural shift in response to universal concerns about jobs, the economy, the environment and a desire to connect with nature and live in the season. Farms, retailers and florists who display the new Certified American Grown logo will differentiate themselves in the consumer’s mind as an important new resource that highlights homegrown flowers. –Debra Prinzing, creator of Slowflowers.com

Debra Prinzing is a friend and an advocate for American flower farming. She’s the author of Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm and The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers.

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April 15, 2015
5-8 pm
The Flower Fields
Carlsbad, CA

See the complete tour schedule and purchase tickets here–Urban Gardens readers get $35 off the ticket price with promo code DREAM. 

Photos by Linda Blue/California Cut Flower Commission.

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