2023 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner @ The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, CA

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2023 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner @ The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, CA

Unique farm to table pop up dinner event hosted on an American farm for lovers of local ag - perfect for flower, food and wine enthusiasts.

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The Flower Fields 5704 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad, CA 92008

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No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket
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About the Tour

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour invites guests nationwide to dine in the fields of America’s most stunning flower and foliage farms. The dinner tour is a cross-country series of gatherings where seasonal blooms and foliage dazzle on beautifully designed tablescapes dressed by top U.S. floral designers, while gourmet meals are prepared by well-known farm-to-table chefs.

Since launching, the dinners have garnered unprecedented local and national media attention and provided a wildly successful way to showcase the heritage of America’s flower-farming families. In 2017, the tour snagged Floral Management’s Marketer of the Year Award.

Certified American Grown, the organizer of these dinners, is a non-profit association who provides a voice for ONLY American farmers. Proceeds from the Field to Vase Dinner Tour contribute to CAG's advocacy and marketing efforts to promote American farms and preserve American floriculture heritage.

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Experience the Most Spectacular Flower Fields in America

Treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime at the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour overlooking the Pacific Ocean at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California on April 20, 2023. Meet flower farmer Mike A. Mellano of Mellano & Company and learn about his family’s flower farming history and partnership with The Flower Fields while enjoying an artisan dinner among a sea of ranunculus.

Due to its beauty and popularity, this is our seventh visit to The Flower Fields. Each year, guests are awed by the experience of dining smack dab in the middle of a ranunculus rainbow!

Your Experience

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Your dinner experience will include a feast for the eyes, thanks to the innovative tablescapes featuring all local flowers and foliage designed by a renowned American event designer.

You’ll also enjoy a multi-course artisan family style meal prepared by top chefs using fresh and seasonal ingredients, accompanied by local wines and beers. This sensational meal will be enjoyed surrounded by waves of stunning flowers alongside flower aficionados like yourself, while learning about the value of buying and supporting Certified American Grown.

Not only will you leave the dinner table with an experience of a lifetime but you will be taking home an armful of American grown bouquets and other swag.

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The Flowers

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Alive with blooms, the hillside where the farm is located overlooking the Pacific Ocean is one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The Flower Fields farm is the home of the Tecolote® Giant Ranunculus, also known as the Persian buttercup or Ranunculus asiaticus. Incredibly colorful and beautiful, the ranunculus flower is native to Asia Minor and is a member of the Buttercup family.

The Flower Fields

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The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego, is owned by the Ecke family, known throughout the United States for its contributions to the floriculture industry and the commercial cultivation of the poinsettia.

The Ecke Family has formed a partnership with Mellano and Company to create an example of successful agritourism at The Flower Fields. Due to their continued benevolence and foresight, The Flower Fields will continue to be a national jewel, an attraction enjoyed for future generations.

The site covers 50 acres of hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is planted, farmed and harvested by Mellano & Company. Over 100,000 people tour The Flower Fields each year, but you’re invited to be one of just a handful of people who will get to experience a dinner in the middle of the farm.

Because of its spectacular views and array of blooms, The Flower Fields is the only farm The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour has returned to over multiple years.

An Extra Tour with Flower Farmer Mike!

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If you’d like to dig deeper into the dedication and science behind growing the flowers, you don’t want to miss the added VIP Farm Tour, available for purchase upon checkout. The VIP Farm Tour is an exclusive opportunity for 20 guests to join flower farmer Mike A. Mellano for an hour-long tour of The Flower Fields. The extra VIP tour will take place prior to the start of the event (3:30 pm start time) and includes a VIP reception.

Seating is limited and this event WILL SELL OUT! Reserve your seat today!

Want to get a feel for what the Field to Vase dinner is like. Watch the recap video below or browse our collection of dinner photography HERE.

Do you have questions? Contact us or see our FAQs.