- 75% of all US grown flowers come from California, however they account for only approximately 25% of all cut flowers actually sold in the United States. The remainder is imported from South American countries.
- California’s cut flower industry generates $10.3 billion in economic impact for the State of California (I must add - Lord knows they need the help!).
- The cut flower industry overall generates 121,950 California jobs and $3.3 billion in wages for other industries.
And when you buy California flowers they were most likely in the field 24 hours before you purchase them and are freasher and will last longer than other flowers. Sounds great to me. Especially since buying US grown flowers cuts down on the carbon footprint left by buying imported flowers.
Although the flowers did not miraculously cure me of my ailment, recieving them made my day a little brighter.