May 27, 2006- Kaptur Unveils Flower of the Year to Showcase Ohio's "Bloom Coast" on Flower Day
Maumee Valley Growers is an association of wholesale and retail greenhouse growers who are dedicated to growing the Northern Ohio floriculture industry. Lake Erie Coastal Ohio is also working with Maumee Valley Growers, botanical gardens, Metroparks, and others to plan for native species plantings along scenic byways in Northern Ohio and to market our coast.
Agriculture is Ohioâ€™s number one industry, and Kaptur is committed to exploring ways for family farmers and growers to compete in a global environment. During her visit to the Farmersâ€™ Market today, Kaptur also encouraged qualified people to participate in the Senior Farmersâ€™ Market Coupon program which has provided more than $5 million in fresh fruits and vegetables to thousands of the region's older adults, while also providing income to hundreds of local growers by spending our food dollars locally..