EMFBG TIP 2 – More Rain, Lower Flower Prices
One very rainy day occasion, I drove around an came across a school’s annual flower sale fundraiser. It was a gloomy rainy day; overcast and clouds killed the flower buying mood. I stopped by and chatted with the participants, giving honest compliments on all the great looking plants they had on display. There were lots of backyard Hostas and other expensive perennials–all dug from their own gardens. I started to buy a couple of items, but wait! This moment represents an opportunity for bargains, deals, and discounts! I estimated there was several hundred dollars worth of retail inventory of perennial plants, tulips, Hostas several varieties, Pachysandra, lilies, black-eyed Susan’s, asters, lavender, and others. It was near the end of the evening, rainy, and gloomy. I didn’t have my truck but made an offer to buy the remaining inventory for $200 if the guy with the pickup truck will take all this stuff to my house. They gladly accepted the offer because nobody wanted to load all those muddy plants back into their vehicles.
I gladly tipped the driver $50 for a ten-minute drive.
Savings: There had to be appx $600 in fully mature, healthy garden plants with 90% being perennials.
Drive around, check for street banners, small town local papers, make Local Flower Fund Raisers part of your flower hunting routine.
Cash Talks – Bargains, Deals, Discounts
It is always cash, it is never cards or checkbook, it is always cash, and compliments.
Always purchase bulk, try to make the big deal of the summer from one spot.
When to Shop Around
Keep an eye out for time of day–evenings is best, weather–rainy.
Eastern Market Shoppers pre-armed with the right bargaining knowledge can buy premium garden flowers, at reduced prices. Additionally, shoppers can apply the same techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses–2X opprotunities may exist even during Flower Day.
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Daily – Summer
Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
Consumer 7AM – 7PM
Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
East Market Detroit – Downtown
East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
East Market Detroit Age:
East Market Detroit Size
The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
Perennials and Annuals
New Cultivars – This Year
- Lavender Blue. It’s a robust, sturdy with light pink blooms.
- Lavender Rose, which has rich, bright dark pink flowers.
- Salmon Night—This Geranium has salmon colored pedals and dark foliage; nearly black. The leaves are variegated, thin, and outlining the dark center.
Eastern Market Flower Day Main Event
Flower Day – One week after Flower Day
Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
Attendees / Visitors
- Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
- Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
Traffic / Crowds
- Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon
Detroit East Market – Characteristics:
Over 200,000 thousand quick, jittery, some fast walking, other slow walk , then pause and a look down in hypnotic trance. The Eastern Market is a fast or slow environment.
The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants, and specialty shops.
Detroit’s Eastern Market – Parking – Free (Everywhere)
There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police turns a blind eye) A typical 3 – 5 minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.
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