Local Cut Flower Industry Is Growing, Research Shows What Challenges Growers Will Face

Nothing brightens up a farm stand quite like a bucket of fresh bouquets for sale. If you are thinking about adding cut flowers to your inventory, you are not alone. Demand for locally grown cut flowers is growing, and the local cut flower industry is growing right alongside it.

About 80 percent of cut flowers in the United States are imported, but the local cut flower industry in North America is growing. The number of members of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, which are primarily based in the United States, more than tripled between 2014 and 2018. According to the Agricultural Marketing Research Center, the wholesale value of domestically produced cut flowers was $374 million in 2015, up 3 percent from 2014.

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