Articles in Flower Farming

Know the Value of your Membership

by Debra Prinzing on

In a market filled with imported flowers, differentiate yourself and your floral business by joining the Slow Flowers Movement. Benefits surpass the modest investment of a Standard or Premium Listing. ... Read full article

Modern Farmer: A Cut Above

by Kristine Wong on

Flowers Grown in the United States are fresher and subject to stricter labor and environmental laws. So why do imported blooms dominate the domestic market?... Read full article


by Seattle Wholesale Growers Market on

(Seattle, Washington) At a recent dinner attended by florists, flower farmers and industry professionals, the Seattle Wholesale Grower's Market awarded Debra Prinzing - author of Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet - its 2016 Grower's Choice Award.... Read full article

Honest Flowers

by Debra Prinzing on

One of the mottos of the Slow Flowers Movement is "origin matters." Having a consciousness about the source of our flowers is as important to me as knowing the provenance of a menu ingredient is to a locavore. Yet flowers are so rarely "labeled."... Read full article

There’s a local flower movement blooming

by Ana Sofia Knauf on

Activist, author, and podcaster Debra Prinzing wants to make the slow flower movement a thing.... Read full article


by Erin Benzakein, floret blog on

Debra is the face and the force behind the “Slow Flower” movement, which focuses on promoting U.S.-grown flowers to conscientious consumers. She launched, a searchable directory of businesses offering domestically-grown blooms.... Read full article

Debra Prinzing Talks To Architectural Digest About Her SLOW FLOWERS Movement

by Rebecca Santiago on

" operates under the guiding principle that purchasing flowers should be as mindful and measured an act as putting food into your body."... Read full article

Field to Vase: Bring Back the American Flower Farms

by Annie Spiegelman on

Ready for some flower porn? Here ya go. Close your eyes and imagine a fragrant bouquet of jasmine, honeysuckle, gardenia or sweet peas intertwined with chocolate cosmos, lilies, tuberoses, or clover-scented stock. ... Read full article

The (Hudson) Valley Table "Farming Flowers"

by Abby Luby on

In 2012, Americans spent $27.8 billion on floriculture items, the vast majority of them grown in industrial greenhouses, swaddled in several layers of plastic, refrigerated in coolers and flown thousands of miles to the states. ... Read full article

Victoria Magazine features

by Victoria Magazine July-August 2014 issue on

"Following a Garden Path" -- Debra Prinzing urges readers to embrace the seasonal splendor that flourishes close to home.... Read full article