What aspects of sustainability are assessed through the BloomCheck program?
Farms who become BloomCheck certified have been audited to assure they are using best practices for sustainability when it comes to water; air and soil quality; wildlife protection; and social impacts on workers and the community.
How will I know if the flowers I’m buying have met BloomCheck standards?
Just look for the vibrant orange, green and blue BloomCheck logo on the packaging of the flowers you’re buying. Then rest assured the flowers you’re bringing home meet the most rigorous standards for sustainability.
What sets BloomCheck apart from other sustainability programs?
BloomCheck is the only program designed to exclusively certify the sustainability of America’s flower and greens farmers. Other sustainability programs in the floral industry, Veriflora, Florverde, Rain Forest Alliance, etc., all provide certification for imported products. BloomCheck was created to help provide American flower and greens farms with a better way to differentiate and communicate the high standards, oversight and regulation involved with growing flowers in the United States. When it comes to sustainably grown flowers, BloomCheck was created to be the gold standard.
Why is the knowing the origin of flowers and the sustainability practices used in growing them important?
When it comes to sustainability, origin does matter. BloomCheck was created not only to provide consumers and retailers with a third-party guarantee that the flowers were sustainably grown here in the United States, but to also assure that the flowers were not transported on a dedicated air freighter from another country. Additionally, flower farmers in the United States have to adhere to the growing practices and regulatory oversight that involves agencies like the Unites States Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, state departments of agriculture, county ag commissions, water boards—the list goes on and on. When you combine this kind of regulation and oversight with best farming practices here in the United States, what you have is BloomCheck; a standard you can count on.
Where can I get more information on cut flowers, greens and potted products that are being Certified today?
To learn more about the seasonal availability of flowers, the passionate farmers who grow flowers, greens and potted products in the United States, contact us!