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Passion Growers on Fox hit musical, Glee!

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Passion Growers - Glee GleePassion Growers’ Roses brighten up the sets of many of Hollywood’s hottest TV shows, including the Fox hit musical, Glee.  Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, receiving prestigious honors including both the Golden Globe Award and Peabody Award, and has singlehandedly made Glee Clubs cool again!

When Passion Growers visits the Glee set, we are always greeted with giant smiles and accolades for having roses that brighten up the day and put smiles on everyone’s faces!  Passion Growers’ Roses were prominently showcased on Glee this past October in the episode “The Break Up”, when Blaine (Darren Criss) gives a spectacular bouquet of yellow and red Passion Growers roses to Kurt (Chris Colfer) when he arrives for a surprise visit.

Watch more episodes of Glee this season to see if you can spot Passion Growers!

Breast Cancer Survivors Celebrate With Passion At OC Race for the Cure

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

_MG_0218NEWPORT BEACH, California — Breast cancer survivors along with family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate life and a future hope for breast cancer research at the 21st annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure in Newport Beach on Sunday. Over 20,000 runners kicked off the 5K run/walk at Fashion Island as early as 7:15 a.m. One-thousand of those registered participants were breast cancer survivors. Female survivors sported pink T-shirt and hats, while male survivors wore gray.

Komen’s goal was to raise $3 million at this year’s event. According to the Orange County Race for the Cure website, over 22,000 participants raised $3 million for the event in 2011. That effort turned the race into the largest event of its kind in Orange County. Of that money, 75 percent stays in Orange County for breast cancer screening and education, while the remainder goes toward breast cancer research.

Marie La Fargue, a three-time breast cancer survivor, was named the 2012 Most Influential Survivor at addressed a crowd of survivors at the race. “I’m here to show inspiration and hope to all the women here because I’m here after three separate and distinct breast cancers and 19 years of survivorship,” said La Fargue. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 and believes in early detection. Statistics show one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Passion Growers donated a pink rose to every survivor that attended the event.

One Rose for Michael Jackson

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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On the third anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death (June 25, 2012), 10,477 long-stem Passion Growers Freedom roses decorated the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where Jackson is interred. Robyn Starkand -– who helped organize the massive rose delivery fueled “One Rose for Michael Jackson” campaign –- said the roses allowed many fans who couldn’t make the trek feel like they were part of the memorial. Asked why she chose roses, Robyn Starkland said it was an easy pick. “It’s the creme de la creme of flowers, and that’s what he was.”

Passion Growers Mentioned in Super Floral Retailing Magazine

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Uptown Grocery, a new specialty market in Oklahoma, makes the floral department a focal point. Super Floral Retailing shares the market’s story on their development of a new floral department. Passion Growers is Uptown Market’s bouquets, consumer bunches and rose supplier. Click here to read the entire story.

Roses For Rosie! Rosie O’Donnell Thanks Passion Growers…

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

On Wednesday, March 20, 2012, Rosie O’Donnell celebrated her 50th birthday during The Rosie Show. Passion Growers helped Rosie celebrate with Roses for Rosie! During the show, Rosie O’Donnell thanked Passion Growers for participating in her 50th Birthday Bash. You can watch a clip from the episode by clicking here.

Passion Growers Featured on Extra TV

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Passion Growers’ roses were featured on Extra TV. Show host, Mario Lopez, encouraged all of his viewers and audience members to buy their loved ones Passion Growers’ roses this Valentine’s Day! Check out the video here: Passion Growers on Extra TV

Passion Growers, The Official Rose of the 2012 Miss America Pageant, Congratulates Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, as the New Miss America!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of the Miss America Organization

Passion Growers, a premium rose supplier and provider, congratulates Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, who was crowned as the newest Miss America on Saturday, January 14. The 2011 Miss America Pageant was broadcasted live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 (9:00-11:00 p.m., EST) on ABC.

Passion Growers, the Official Rose of The 2012 Miss America Pageant, provided the pageant with an assortment of roses that were prominently featured on-air and off-air during the pre-and post-Miss America Pageant events. This year’s winner (as well as the 2011 Miss America winner) received a luscious bouquet of red Passion Growers roses during her coronation.

“We congratulate Miss America winner, Laura Kaeppeler, on winning the coveted title. We wish her much success as she begins her year-long journey focused on her social justice platform – mentoring children of incarcerated parents,” says Passion Growers founder Jaime Peisach. “The Miss America Organizations’ commitment to education and community outreach are equally aligned with Passion Growers’ own core values. We are excited to be bestowed this honor, and congratulate all of the participants who strive to create a better world for future generations.”

Passion Growers recognizes the important mission that the Miss America Organization works towards; providing young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instill a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs. Likewise, Passion Growers is committed to being a company where its people can develop their full potential and we continuously strive to improve the communities where we work and live.

About Passion Growers
Now in its 10th year, Passion Growers is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 200+ varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Recently, Passion Growers was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. For more information on Passion Growers, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

PASSION GROWERS’ ROSE FARM NAMED AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN COLOMBIA

Friday, December 16th, 2011


PASSION GROWERS’ ROSE FARM NAMED AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN COLOMBIA

Ipanema Farms Achieves Accolade by the Great Places to Work® Institute Colombia

MIAMI, FL (December 16, 2011)Passion Growers, a premium rose grower and provider, proudly announces that its rose farm, C.I. Flores Ipanema S.A. (Ipanema Farms), has been named as a Great Place to Work by the Great Places to Work® Institute Colombia. Ipanema Farms was ranked in the top twenty-five Great Places to Work, coming in at number twenty.

According to the Great Places to Work® Institute, great workplaces are built through the day-to-day relationships that employees experience. Employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.

“We are excited and humbled by this achievement,” said Jaime Peisach of Passion Growers. “When we started Passion Growers ten years ago, our vision was to create a workplace where every employee, at every level, could develop their full potential and build their careers in an environment that reflects and respects their values. With more than 3,000 people employed by Ipanema Farms, we have always placed a priority on providing a supportive environment in which every employee can flourish. We would like to congratulate Ipanema Farms’ team on this achievement.”

Passion Growers and Ipanema Farms are proud to share this recognition with many other worldwide brands and companies who come from broad industries such as telecommunications, automotive, food and beverage and many more. We salute all companies who work hard to create the best place to work for their employees.

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About Passion Growers:
Now in its 10th year, Passion Growers is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 200+ varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Recently, Passion Growers was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. Passion Growers was also named as the Official Rose of the 2011 Miss America Pageant. For more information on Passion Growers, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

About Great Place to Work:
The Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. is an investigation and business management organization, with their main offices in the United States and affiliates around the world. At the Great Place to Work® Institute, since 1980, employees have been heard and employers are evaluated, to understand what aspects make up a great workplace. The permanent investigation, the assessment tools and the interventions realized, have made the Institute a leader in helping to consolidate workplaces with a high level of trust and that contribute a great value to the construction of a better society. For more information on The Great Place to Work® Institute, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.

Passion Growers Makes the ‘5 Simple Tips and Ideas for a Green Christmas’ List by Eco-Friendly Party™

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Monica Sanchez from ecofriendlyparty.com offers 5 simple tips and Ideas for a Green Christmas. Sanchez incorporates Passion Growers into her party planning tips. If you are planning a Christmas party start by reading her list by clicking here.

The 29th Miss University of Central Florida Wears the Crown and Carries the Passion [Growers]

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

On Saturday, November 19, the University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, crowned their 29th Miss University of Central Florida. A university rich in pageant history and affiliated with the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization, a crowd of over 1,000 watched both in person and online through the local Student Government Association. Alexa Schmidt a senior from Jacksonville, Florida was named the winner from among 20 contestants vying for the title. Alexa joins Mr. UCF, Zachary Cabrera from Lakeland, Florida who was named Mr. UCF the night before on Friday, November 18. These two students will spend the upcoming year making appearances both on campus and in the community supporting organizations such as IHOP National Pancake Day to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, UCF KnightWalk for the March of Dimes, Knight-Thon benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network. Veronica Livesay, Pageant Executive Director, said, “Partnering with Passion Growers was a fabulous opportunity for our university to showcase the beautiful roses from Passion Growers, and provide beautiful arm bouquets for all our winners”. “We look forward to a continued partnership between Passion Growers and the Miss University of Central Florida Scholarship Pageant”.