About CFW


Canadian Flowers Week is an annual advocacy, education and awareness campaign that celebrates Canadian grown flowers. Throughout the week, we will engage the floral industry,  the public, policymakers and the media, in a conversation about the origins of our flowers.

We believe that local flowers are just as important as local food. They bring seasonality into our lives, making us realize when the best time of year is for sweet peas, just like we know when it's the best time to eat tomatoes. The public is becoming more engaged, and is keen on finding out where, when and how their flowers are being grown. 

Our goal, with the help of local flower communities across our country, is to build on that mindful momentum by forming bonds between farms, florists and consumers. Together, we can develop long lasting social impact which in turn will benefit local economics and bring Canadians the best quality flowers for years to come. 


Team

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Natasa kajganic, Toronto flower market 

Founder of the Toronto Flower Market, who's aim has been to bring focus to the local flower industry through inspiring public floral experiences. 

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Jessica gale, sweet gale gardens

A small, ecologically-focused farm and design business at Earth-To-Table Farm in Flamborough, ON

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Jessica PAYNE, A fine medley

 A Fine Medley is a botanical art and design studio in Hamilton who strives to work 100% locally through the Ontario Growing season.

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Louise Warner , unicorn blooms

Canadian wholesale source for cut flower farmers: specialty tulip & narcissus, Italian Ranunculus, dahlias, sweet peas.

 
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Sue kuruvilla & Caroline shaheed, PR

Born and bred flower fans who work to connect the public with all things Canadian Flowers Week and to help the media unearth the stories.

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Sas long, FloraLora flowers

A cut flower farm that  grows interesting & unusual varieties of flowers & foliage using only organic & sustainable growing methods.

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Joanne Feddes, La Primavera Farms

With experience in dairy, poultry and flowers, La Primavera brings a variety of experience and wisdom to their work - and to your table. 

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bryan van geest, van geest bros

One of the largest cut flower growing operations in Ontario, Van Geest Bros is family owned & specializes in cut gerbera production.


Partners 

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debra prinzing, slow flowers

A writer, speaker, outdoor living expert and advocate for American flower farming.

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Association of speciality cut growers

The ASCFG educates, unites, and supports commercial cut flower growers.

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Ecological farmers association of ontario

The EFAO supports & promotes a vibrant community of ecological farmers through education, training, farmer-led research & knowledge sharing.

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gladstone hotel

Toronto's oldest operating hotel & the only B-Corp certified hotel in Canada. The Gladstone boasts the highest standards in environmental performance, social responsibility & innovation through the arts, local f&d and hospitality. 

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Ontario Flower Growers, The Auction

OFG/"The Clock" is Ontario's flower auction for retailers and wholesalers to purchase local product. Each week, over 50 growers provide a diverse supply of flowers to the OFG's central facility in Mississauga.

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Silk and Sumac 

Silk and Sumac creates botanically dyed textiles (specializing in ribbons and styling cloths for the floral and wedding industry).

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Zenith media, the roi agency

Experts in communications & media planning, content, performance marketing, value optimization and data & analytics. Zenith works with local & international brands including Rogers, Canada Post, Nestlé, LG & City of Toronto.

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newad

newad is a media company that reaches influential adults 18-49 through indoor advertising. Print, 3D, audio, digital, luminescent or large like a camper, their products have everything needed to highlight a brand.