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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

California Organic Flowers

Beautiful, fresh flowers grown in the U.S.A. without toxic chemicals.

California Organic Flowers, located in Chico, CA, is owned by Marc Kessler and Julia Keener, along with their young son Tava, who started growing flowers naturally as part of their philosophy of healthy and balanced living.

“Growing our flowers organically just makes sense to us since our family lives and works on the farm every day,” Marc writes on his website. “After all we don’t want to work with or breathe toxic chemicals.”

In 2005, they launched their online flower company and went through the USDA organic program to certify their land as organic.

The couple says their main reason for starting an online organic flower store was because the only flowers they could find to buy online were grown in and shipped from South America.

“Here we were living on our beautiful flower farm brimming with a huge variety of locally grown organic flowers and all we could find online was hybrid roses,” Marc writes. “Well, we just couldn't sit back and let the demand for real field grown, fresh organic flowers go unfilled.”

Today, Marc and Julia still maintain a small, family farm, but they also employ American workers, known as the “Farm Girls” to harvest the flowers and fill orders.

To read their story and view photos of their farm, visit


  1. How cool is this?! I never even thought about looking for an organic option when sending flowers. Thanks for writing about this company, Kenda! ~kd

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  3. Thanks for reading, kd! This farm is very cool. I'd love to work on it.

  4. Kenda,

    The flowers are amazing. I want to be a "Farm Girl".

  5. That's funny. When I contacted the asking for info I asked if they needed another farm girl. Let's move!