American Grown: Maybe... CA Grown: Yes.
Sunset Beach Grown: ABSOLUTELY!
This week’s blog is in reference to a new initiative by the California Cut Flower Commission to start an “American Grown” designation for American grown flowers. I support CCFC and their “CA Grown” campaign has been a great campaign which Kitayama Brothers appreciates and takes advantage of. We are examining the merits of an American Grown campaign and we don’t have enough information to have an opinion of its merit or potential. However, I do have an opinion about Sunset Beach Grown flowers. They are the best!!
I love America with our wacky government but I love California even more despite the regulations and water shortage. I prefer Northern California over Southern California with our lack of movie stars and over-abundance of smug 20-something billionaires. However, to pinpoint my very favorite place you have to come to Monterey Bay and find your way to Sunset Beach which is the best place to live and grow flowers on the planet. I know I sometimes run counter to my friend Kasey’s ideas. But instead of promoting all America, I want to promote the Sunset Beach “appellation” for the finest quality lilies, gerberas, lisianthus, snaps and gardenias. Of course the Santa Maria, Carpinteria, Oxnard, Carlsbad areas are also nice, but for rich soil, amazing weather and nice people you can’t beat Sunset Beach.
The local Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Cruz Mountain appellations are producing very nice wine and getting recognized for their special attributes. I just want to do the same for the Sunset Beach flower appellation.