Take Time to Slow Down, Eat Well and Enjoy the Flowers


Reprinted with permission of the National Garden Bureau:
Take Time to Slow Down,
Eat Well and Enjoy the Flowers

As we enter the month of August, typically known as the dog days of summer, many gardeners are enjoying the fruit of their labors by relaxing in their lovingly tended garden or enjoying the produce that is ripening on a daily basis. This is the time of year when many of us take that last minute vacation before the new school year starts. It’s a time to slow down, relax and enjoy friends, family, good food and beautiful settings.

One such experience might be to attend one of the 2015 American Grown sponsored Farm to Vase Dinner Tours.

This tour is a series of private, intimate, must-attend 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. Each artisan-style dinner will be held at a unique venue — an American flower farm that encourages guests to experience the age-old art and science of flower farming.

American Grown Flowers is a brand that symbolizes a unified and diverse coalition of U.S. flower farms representing small and large entities across the country. Together, they give consumers confidence in the source of their flowers and assure them that the bouquets and bunches they purchase come from a domestic flower farm.

All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau are proud to partner with the Farm to Vase Dinner Tour by offering AAS Winner seed packets to dinner attendees. As a special offer for our e-newsletter readers, click here for a $25 discount code for any of the events listed below.

A Farm to Vase dinner is like none other. You will make a personal connection between flowers and agriculture as part of our country’s farm landscape. Along with lively conversation between dining companions new and old, guests will share platters of delicious, seasonal and local food. They’ll meet others who are passionate about preserving American grown flowers, farmland and our country’s floriculture roots. While enjoying this seasonal meal, the focus is drawn to the botanical beauty of petals, stems, foliage, vines, buds and berries–artistically arranged to bring sensory pleasure to the experience.

You have the chance to attend one of these remaining 2015 dinners:

August 20th in Brooklyn, NY
September 3rd in Washington, D.C.
September 12 in Seattle, WA
October 3rd in Portland, OR
October 10th in Fallbrook, CA
October 16th in Detroit, MI

Stay tuned to this e-newsletter for an August 2016 Farm-to-Vase event in Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 2016 AAS Summer Summit.

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