California Wildfires Through The Eyes Of Flower Farmers
by California Cut Flower Commission
Posted: 2017-12-19 15:21:55 EST

Get a Sense of What Farmers Experienced

The threat to California’s flower farms from several Southern California wildfires is almost over. (Insert collective sigh of relief here). That said, flower farmers and others in the ag community can tell you it was an experience like no other – and something they hope to never experience again.

While fire officials are now focused on “mop up” activities in the Carpinteria area, the Thomas Fire appears to have left flower farms largely unscathed. Mandatory evacuation orders have made accessing farms and the daily harvesting flowers challenging, but those evacuation orders are anticipated to be lifted soon.

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