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American Grown 2018 Field to Vase Dinner Tour stops announced

The fourth season of the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is underway. Last year, dinners were selling out months in advance, so you are encouraged to book early.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the lineup of farms involved with this year’s floral-infused dinner tour,” said Kasey Cronquist, administrator at Certified American Grown in Santa Barbara, CA, in a news release.

FIELD-TO-VASE-MAP “Known for stopping at America’s most beautiful flower farms, this year’s tour includes amazing destinations, and we’ve also made some notable tweaks to the program.”

In addition to flower farms, new for 2018 is a pop-up dinner on the lawn of California’s State Capitol.

“We’ll be working with our farms to bring our American Grown Flowers story to the steps of California’s Capitol building, sharing our collective stories, the flowers we grow and the value our American flower farms bring to their communities and the economy,” said Cronquist in the release.

“This dinner will bring flower farmers together with lawmakers to highlight just how important the consumer movement toward American Grown Flowers really is,” he added.

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is a series of intimate gatherings that place seasonal, local and sustainable American Grown Flowers at the center of the table where locally grown food, beer and wine is served by a farm-to-table chef.

There is also a brief farm tour and a floral design demonstration during the pre-dinner reception, along with fresh flowers and a flower-lovers gift bag to take home.

Below are the dates and locations for the 2018 Field to Vase Dinner Tour:

April 7 — Resendiz Bros. Protea Growers, Fallbrook, CA.

April 26 — The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, CA.

June 13 — The California State Capitol, Sacramento, CA.

Sept. 8 — Star Valley Flowers, Soldiers Grove, WI.

Oct. 5 — Green Door Gourmet, Nashville, TN.

Until Feb. 16, early birds will benefit from special “Tour Launch” pricing. Tickets to each dinner will be $175 and then prices will increase on Feb. 17.

“We want you to grab all of your flower-loving friends and join us on the flower farm for an award-winning experience you’ll never forget,” Cronquist said in the release.

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