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The World's First Organic Roses

October 15, 2002 Novato CA: Organic Bouquet, Inc., the nation's leading organic flower provider, announces the market introduction of the world's first commercial crop of certified organic roses.

There is now an environmental choice for these favored romantic blooms. Initial shipments are slated to be in selected upscale natural food retail stores in early November. Consumers can order directly online at

Organic Bouquet is fast becoming the recognized brand for thoughtful gifts that make a statement about values, whether you are a giver or a receiver. "Organic flowers say 'I care about you, and I care about the earth,'" according to Organic Bouquet co-founder Dave Smith.

These natural beauties are imported from Ecuador and are certified organic by the Guaranteed Organic Certification Agency (GOCA), a USDA- accredited organic certification agency.

Organic Bouquet's primary organic flower growers are located in California and Oregon. In addition, the company has organized a regionally diverse network of growers in several countries to assure year round supplies for this burgeoning new market.

"Growing flowers organically is important because it reduces toxic chemical usage, is safer for farmers and farmworkers, and encourages healthy stewardship of the earth," according to company co-founder, Gerald Prolman.

Information about how to purchase organic roses is on the company's website at Twenty new rose varieties in fashionable colors will be available year round and priced competitively with non-organic, high-quality roses.

Do organic flowers cost more? According to Dave Smith, "Price is always a question of supply and demand, but the big-picture answer is that, beyond the price tag, there are hidden costs associated with non-organic production, specifically the potential negative impact to the environment and to the health of farmworkers. So, whether or not organic is a bit higher in price, as a true value, it is always a much better deal any way you look at it.

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Sustainable Flowers Make The Perfect Gift For All Occasions

Organic Bouquet is the largest online provider of eco-friendly and organic floral gifts. All of our flowers are grown in a manner that is not only environmentally friendly but also provides outstanding resources for farm workers and artisans. Organic Bouquet partners with select flower farms in California, Ecuador and Colombia. All of our flower farms follow stringent growing practices which are monitored by multiple certification agencies and associations. When you purchase flowers from Organic Bouquet, you are helping to improve the life of a flower farm worker, their family and the local floral community.

Our eco-friendly flower arrangements include roses, calla lilies, tulips, gerbera daisies, hyacinths, sunflowers, alstromeria lilies and blue iris. In addition to a complete line of flower arrangements, we offer gift baskets, fruit baskets, nut baskets, gourmet chocolates, gourmet cookies, plants and  wreaths. All of these products are certified eco-friendly and/or provide for environmental benefits through our participation in Carbon Offset programs.

Whatever the occasion, our flowers make the perfect gift- birthday celebration flowers, anniversary flowers, holiday flowers, or floral arrangements simply to say thank you. Sending flowers from Organic Bouquet says that you care not only about the person receiving the flowers, but also about the environment. All of our gift items are shipped nationwide to all 50 states. So whether you need to send flowers to Florida, New York, California, or Colorado, we can guarantee overnight delivery to ensure they arrive fresh and ready to put a smile on someone’s face.

Whether you are purchasing online, or through one of our customer service specialists, you can be assured you are ordering the freshest quality of flowers and environmentally friendly gifts.