History of Oregon Flowers Inc.

In 1979, Martin and Helene Meskers moved from the Netherlands to the Willamette Valley of Oregon. They both began working for Oregon Bulb Farm, the top lily breeding company of the time. After three years of work, Martin and Helene left Oregon Bulb Farm to pursue their own American Dream of creating a cut flower greenhouse operation in the United States. Today, Martin and Helene Meskers are proud American citizens, managing a family run cut flower business, and staying true to their motto of, “Flowers Grown with a Dutch Touch”


Martin, 1980

Martin, 1987


Martin, 1985


Helene and Martin, 1985


Martin and Jan Meskers, 1985


Truus Meskers and Helene, 1985


Martin, Truus, and Jan Meskers, 1985


Oregon Flowers, 1985


Martin, 1985


Helene, Martin and daughter Jacinth, 1986


Jeanette and Martin, 1987


Oregon Flowers, 1992


Jacinth, 1992


Oregon Flowers Inc. crew, 1994


Oregon Flowers, 1998