Today, Mel is part of the growing community of Certified American Grown farmers. This community is a diverse group of flower farmers across the country that specialize in homegrown flowers and foliage. This means if you purchase flowers from a Certified American Grown farmer, you are guaranteed to know the American origin of the flowers and foliage. Certified American Grown stands for the high quality you desire, while putting an emphasis on the importance of supporting American farmers. This is achieved by following specific sustainability standards during flower production. Resendiz Brothers is also certified by BloomCheck, which is a sustainability Standard for the floral industry.
When Mel and team began to actively manage their environmental footprint within their farming practices, they realized the first order of business was a mindset change. They grew up in a world where energy and materials were assumed to be unlimited. Changing wasteful behavior requires a conscious effort. Today, it's impossible to be a successful farmer without the same qualities required by sustainability: thriftiness, efficiency and a respect for the land. Anyone who is touched by the flower industry can appreciate a flower farmers’ dedication to implementing sustainable growing practices that respect surrounding ecosystems, reduce transportation footprints, and conserve water and energy. It’s their goal to put local, sustainably grown American flowers front and center with consumers, retailers and wholesalers. They are proud of the bounty and beauty they bring into homes, special events and life's celebrations.