ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland Cut Flower Growers Association are pleased to announce the launch of the Maryland Grown Flowers website: With a recent increase in demand for local cut flowers, this new website will provide valuable help to any Marylanders interested in locating or learning about locally grown cut flowers.

“Maryland farmers produce a wide variety of colorful, fresh and fragrant flowers year-round,” said Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “I always encourage consumers to buy local, and the new Maryland Grown Flowers website makes it easier than ever for Marylanders to connect with local farmers.”

Website features include a section where users can browse photos of various types of flowers available by season and a directory of local farms listed by county. There is also a photo gallery of different floral arrangements made with Maryland-grown cut flowers.

There are 39 cut flower growers in Maryland with sales totaling $1.15 million, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Census.

The Maryland Cut Flower Growers Association is a collective of flower growers dedicated to producing high-quality blooms for local consumers, and is sponsored by the department.