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American Grown Field to Vase Dinner - Seville, FL

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FernTrust Incorporated

2184 US Highway 17 North

Seville, FL 32190

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Experience the Magic of a Florida Fern Farm

Treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime at the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at FernTrust in Seville, Florida. Join us in the heart of the “Fern Capital of the World” for an amazing evening with the fern farmers of FernTrust. This stop will be unlike any dinner on the tour, and you won’t want to miss the beauty and romance of dining among the lush ferns.

Your Experience

Enjoy an artisanal meal surrounded by fresh ferns alongside floral aficionados like yourself while learning why America’s fern farmers are an important piece of America’s floral industry fabric.

Floral design celebrity J Schwanke, known as "the most trusted voice in the flower industry," will wow guests with his designs - making this even more of a must-attend event. J plans to create a full-on foliage experience using time-honored techniques and textures to bring the excitement of the "all-foliage" trend to the dining table. He'll leverage Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, to immerse guests in the depth, beauty and passion of the latest "all things foliage" look.

The Ferns

What are the chances that the Pantone Color Institute would name “Greenery” the 2017 Color of the Year just as we’re heading to the floral greens capital of the U.S.? We’re excited to see and share the beautiful greenery, foliage and ferns produced at FernTrust.

Farming After Hurricane Matthew

Pantone calls Greenery “symbolic of new beginnings,” and we can’t wait to show you the new beginnings that have taken place since Hurricane Matthew devastated many of the fern farms in Florida. In many ways, the dinner will be a celebration of American farmers’ perseverance and the commitment of these family farms to continue in their tradition of growing America’s most beautiful greens, ferns and foliage.

The Farm

FernTrust is an agriculture cooperative made up of 13 family farms that work together to produce America’s best floral greens. With over 350 acres of ferns and foliage, FernTrust's David Register likes to say, “If it is a green, they grow it.” Florida’s blend of warm/cold temperatures nurture dark color, lush plants and textural interest, and is the perfect climate for cultivating gorgeous greens. The ambiance created by these exotic greens is truly special.

An Extra Tour with Flower Farmer David!

You don’t want to miss the added VIP Farm Tour, available for purchase upon Eventbrite checkout. The VIP Farm Tour is an exclusive opportunity for 20 guests to join FernTrust’s Executive Vice President David Register for an hour-long tour of a fern farm. The extended tour will take place prior to the start of the dinner event and includes a VIP reception.

Add an Amazing Workshop with J!

Make your Field to Vase Dinner truly fantastic by adding a foliage design workshop with designer and TV host J Schwanke on Sat., Nov. 18 from 9-11 a.m. J's calling the workshop "Fabulous Foliage Techniques" and at this exclusive event you'll learn how to weave palm leaves into nautilus shells, create aspidistra roses and attach Milky Way foliage to wine and champage glasses. Each participant will also make their own all foliage crown and foliage centerpiece.

Plus, you'll get hands on in helping create the exclusive foliage photo backdrops that will be part of the dinner. This exclusive event is limited to 24 participants, so be sure to add it at checkout. Please bring your own florist knife, scissors and bunch cutter.

Add the workshop and get in on the foliage fun!

There are just 150 seats at the dinner table and they will sell out months in advance, so reserve your seat today!


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are ID requirements as we will be serving wine and beer. If guests are under age 21, they will not be served any alcohol.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Upon arrival to the venue, look for Field to Vase signs. They will guide you to nearby parking.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your camera or camera phone because you will want to take lots of pictures. Bring a sweater or jacket, as the temperature may go down after the sunsets. Bring comfortable walking shoes for touring the flower farm or greenhouse. What you cannot bring is any wine or alcohol of your own.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us at (916) 441.1701 or via email at info@americangrownflowers.org. We'll be glad to hear from you and answer your questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Just contact us at info@americangrownflowers.org and let us know.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please feel free to update your registration information or contact the event coordinator.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can if you like, but we will have a record of your ticket on-hand as well.

What is the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds to dinners already purchased. The event will be held, rain or shine.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We'd like the name on the ticket to match the attendee. If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else, please contact us and we'll be glad to help. You can reach us at:

(916) 441.1701 Email: info@americangrownflowers.org

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