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Dutch growers lead the way in growing, selling flowers

publication date: Jan 1, 2004
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The Vancouver area probably has one the highest concentrations of flower growers in North America. We visited four different growers on the day-long tour. These growers all had common traits. First, they’re all Dutch! The area was first settled by someone named Van Couveran (no lie, we got it off the web site!) and it seems like half the country came with him. Second, these were all smaller operations that specialized in just a few crops. They all had fancy Dutch glass greenhouses. They all believed strongly in the auction system. And all the operations were spotlessly clean.

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