began selling flowers from a roadside stand in Northern California. In the early days, customers referred to buying the fresh cuts as traveling "a ways" to get some glads, hence the name Glad-A-Way was born.
In 1985, Dutch-born Martin and Helene Meskers settled in Aurora, Oregon to begin their American Dream of growing cut flowers. The decision to stay in small town Aurora was made because of the excellent soil quality and favorable climate of the Willamette Valley.
Working together is nothing new to Mellano & Co. Truly a family business, Mellano & Company currently has five third-generation family members responsible for the day-to-day operations. Michael Mellano grew up on his family farms. After completing graduate school in 1988, he decided to join the family growing operation