Our Story: M&M Roses Introduces ROSES FROM ISRAEL.
We are M&M ROSES
M & M Roses are Miriam and Myron, producers of cut roses for export to the United States, Europe, and for local sale in Israel. M&M Roses have been growing roses in Moshav Sde Nitzan for over 30 years. MnM
We are located in the Northern Negev of Israel, an area blessed with abundant sunshine which is perfect for rose production. We produce in over 2 hectares (5 acres) of modern greenhouses. Our newest greenhouses have completely computerized climate control, carbon dioxide enrichment, winter heating, summer cooling (pad and fan), and computer control of irrigation and fertilization. All of this adds up to a first class product, picked daily, “quick cooled”, and rushed to the major flower markets in Europe and the USA online lenders.
We are a family owned and managed business and have been growing roses for over 30 years. Our personal attention to each and every stage of growth and harvest assure your complete satisfaction.
We have been shipping roses direct to customers in the United States for over 9 years. The response has been extremely gratifying. We have supplied weddings, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniverseries, and other family occasions as well as fundraising projects in synagogues, day schools, Hadassah groups, JCC’s and other community events in every one of the 50 United States.
WE ARE GREEN ! WE CARE ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT
We are concerned with the environment and the impact of horticulture on our air, land and water. Therefore we:
Have reduced our carbon footprint by curtailing our use of fossile fuels by hundreds of tons yearly.
Have reduced our carbon footprint by curtailing our use of electricity by thousands of KWh yearly.
Irrigate most of our greenhouses with recycled and purified waste water piped from the Tel Aviv area to the Negev. Use of this recycled water keeps millions of gallons of waste water from our streams and the Mediterranean Sea.
Grow on articial media (volcanic rock) which allows us to recycle our own drain water to prevent waste and reduce pollution.
Carefully monitor pest and insect problems to minimize use of pesticides.
Seperate all of of our agricultural waste to allow recycling.
All of the plastic waste from Sde Nitzan is recycled.
There are plans to use our organic waste for compost.
THE STORY OF M&M ROSES:
M & M ROSES have been growing roses in the Negev desert of Israel for over 30 Years. Moshav Sde Nitzan was established 35 years ago in the southwest corner of Israel, near the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian border. It was originally established to attract English speaking immigrants to settle the Negev. Among those were Myron, a plant pathologist, who came to Israel from Chicago in the 60’s, and Miriam, with a degree in sociology and psychology, who hails from Melbourne, Australia.
The inspiration for the moshav came from Eddie Peretz, the grand nephew of the Yiddish author, Y.L. Peretz. After the Six Day War Peretz discovered his dormant Jewish identity and decided to do what he could for Israel. He had been growing tomatoes all his adult life and came to the Jewish Agency and Ministry of Agriculture with his idea. His dream was to grow tomatoes for export to England. The Jewish Agency had a dream of attracting educated western immigrants to settle in the Negev utilizing limited land and water resources while exploiting the natural climatic advantages of the Negev. These two dreams meshed into what became Moshav Sde Nitzan. SDE
Originally, 27 English speaking families (from America, Canada, England, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia) settled on a barren site in the Negev. Most of these families came to Sde Nitzan to fulfill their Zionist dreams and participate in a new and unique settlement experience. With the support of the Jewish Agency, greenhouses were imported from Holland and the greenhouse industry in Israel was given a major push forward. The population of the moshav has grown from 27 to 74 families. However, the position of agriculture in Israel, and in the moshav, has steadily declined over the years, leading to economic hardships. Many of the original members have left the moshav. Others have abandoned agriculture as a significant source of their livelihood. Flower growing has replaced the tomato industry.
Most of the new members knew nothing about agriculture, but they each had at least one university degree. Some held PhD’s in physics, English literature, or political science. There were pharmacists, accountants, speech therapists, and a lawyer or two. Many of the original “Anglo – Saxon” settlers gave up after a few years. Some left the moshav and settled elsewhere in Israel, and some returned to their countries of origin. Of the 74 families now living in Sde Nitzan, there are 13 of the original “Anglo-Saxon” pioneer families still living on the moshav.
About 10 years ago, severe competition from African and South American flower growers resulted in a long period of shrinking profits for Israeli flower growers. Myron and Miriam’s use of internet based marketing to increase profits was one of their innovative ways of surviving in a difficult business.
Myron and Miriam have been growing roses and exporting them to Holland for over 30 years. The roses are sold at the famous Dutch flower auctions. About nine years ago they began to deliver fresh cut roses, directly from their greenhouses in the Negev, to any address in the USA. At the present time, this unique door to door service is available in the United States only.
The roses are picked and packed in Moshav Sde Nitzan, then shipped to New York by Agrexco, the Israel Agricultural Export Co. The flowers are then delivered by FedEx directly to the customer’s door. The roses arrive in excellent condition and have been used by synagogues, churches, schools and organisations, for community functions and fund raising activities, as well as use by private individuals, all over the United States . Identification with Israel and pride in using “blue and white” products at individual and community functions has been a significant motive for people ordering flowers from Israel. In these days of strife there are great numbers of people, who are seeking a way to support Israeli businesses and identify with Israel. Purchasing “Roses from Israel” is a beautiful way to do this.
Surprisingly, it is no more expensive to order roses in this way. In fact these imported roses from Israel are less expensive than roses bought “on other websites” and often cost less than locally bought roses, due to the fact that Myron and Miriam have cut out the assistance, and cost, of any middlemen.
Even though the roses can only be delivered to the United States, anyone, anywhere in the world, can order these Roses from Israel, to be sent to friends or relatives in the States
Numerous groups, synagogues, Jewish Day Schools, JCC’s, USY groups, Chabad, Na’amat, Hadassah, and others have ordered “Roses From Israel” for distribution and also for fundraising.
Our roses are grown in Israel, irrigated with water from the Sea of Galilee and kissed by the sun which shines on Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. These roses are not just flowers, they are a message of solidarity and identification with Israel.
You can have your High Holiday table or services, Pesach Seder, wedding, confirmation, Bar or Bat mitzvah, birthday, office party or any occasion enhanced and beautified by our magnificent Roses from Israel. Use these Roses to decorate your home or synagogue for any occasion. ROSES FROM ISRAEL are available only from us, directly from our greenhouses to your door. Make your function an unforgettable one. Order ROSES FROM ISRAEL.
We can deliver the roses to your home, office, synagogue, or florist. And, we can do it for the lowest price available!
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