About Us

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We are your Grower Importer & Distributor

For almost 50 years, our mission at Sunburst Farms has been to develop relationships with our customers in order to create value. We  grow, import, and distribute fresh flowers from all over the world.  Consistency, value, and quality are just some of the reasons Sunburst Farms has become one of the most recognized fresh flower suppliers in the United States.   ​

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Certifications

 

  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Veriflora
  • BASC
  • Florverde
  • Global G.A.P. 

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Wide selection of quality flowers

             YOUR ONE STOP SOURCE!

Our reason for existing is to spread happiness

A little more about Us

A long history

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The Secrets Behind Your Flowers

Chances are the bouquet you’re about to buy came from Colombia. What’s behind the blooms?

By John McQuaid


SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2011


In 1967 David Cheever, a graduate student in horticulture at Colorado State University, wrote a term paper titled “Bogotá, Colombia as a Cut-Flower Exporter for World Markets.” The paper suggested that the savanna near Colombia’s capital was an ideal place to grow flowers to sell in the United States. The savanna is a high plain fanning out from the Andean foothills, about 8,700 feet above sea level and 320 miles north of the Equator, and close to both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Those circumstances, Cheever wrote, create a pleasant climate with little temperature variation and consistent light, about 12 hours per day year-round—ideal for a crop that must always be available. 

After graduating, Cheever put his theories into practice. He and three partners invested $25,000 a piece to start a business in Colombia called Floramérica.  Floramerica was the main farm of Miami based importer - Sunburst Farms. The company started with carnations. “We did our first planting in October of 1969, for Mother’s Day 1970, and we hit it right on the money,” says Cheever, 72, who is retired now and lives in Medellín, Colombia.

1970

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Today

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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.  


Sunburst Farms

2200 NW 70 Avenue, Miami, FL 33122

800-333-1223