• 19Apr
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit, History of Sheds Comments Off on History of Sheds – Eastern Market Detroit

    History of Sheds – Eastern Market Historic

    When Were Sheds Built? -Historical time-line Video


    Watch short Eastern Market timeline video (1min).

     Shed 5 April Saturday Morning.

    Market activity or visitor traffic is heavy, inventory is light in mid-April. Only a few vendors with minimum garden plant inventory on display. All other sheds are similar in products on display and visitor traffic. Shed 6 was empty; for the exception of only one nursery vendor.

    Why are Eastern Market Structures Called Sheds?

    Historically Speaking

    The term “Shed”was used back in the early 1800s when local farmers raised a shed to sell their produce for shelter against the elements; early temporary structures were flimsy. To accommodate the large increasing agricultural commercial industry in Detroit, several sheds were erected over strategic areas throughout the city.

      (The Eastern Market Structures are Called Sheds)

    In the early years there were several such farmer produce sheds or structures scattered throughout the city of Detroit. But, as the farming age was transformed from agriculture to industrialization, the sheds also experienced several transformations during this time as sheds were slowly being replaced and modernized by the changing architecture and expanding urban renewal.

    • Documentations confirm that the original market was located in Cadillac Square, and it was later relocated to it’s present location.
    • Tenative Sheds—including Shed 1 & 2 —were already being contructed as early as 1891.

    The term origin of the term “shed” has since faded from public memory; few city individuals even know the true meaning of the word “shed” except those few who represent an unbroken chain of generations  who make the annual pilgrimage to the good old historic Detroit Eastern Market’s annual events such as Flower Day.

    The current Eastern Market is the lone survivor of originally several designated markets that was located throughout Detroit in the early years(1800s).

    Only 3 Sheds Numbered 2, 3, 5?

    Some visitors to the market notice that there are a total of only three shed designation numbers with large orange numbers on the roof tops. But, the numberings are for only Shed 2, Shed 3, and Shed 5?

    (Shed 1 located at “southern end” of market – Built 1891-demolished 1967; current parking lot)
    (Shed 2 located at “southern end” of market – Built 1898-victorian double arched architecture)
    (Shed 3 located at “southern end” of market – Built 1922)
    (Shed 4 located at “mid-market” of market – Built 1938-more of a connecting cooridor)

    (Shed 5 located at “northern end” of market – Built 1939)
    (Shed 6 located at “northern end” of market – Built 1966)

    EMFDBG sheds5-4-3-2 - Photo by Ike Austin

    (Sheds 2, 3, & 5 are obvious, Sheds 1, 4, & 6 are not)

    But…
    Inquiring visitors want to know...

    Where are Sheds 1, 4, and 6?

    Shed 1?

    Shed 1 was located just south of  the where Shed 2 stands today. Shed 1 was original built in 1898 then, almost 40 years laters it was torn-down in 1967 due to the expanding freeway systems. So officially Shed 1 no longer exists—it is currently the parking lot.

     (Shed 1 no longer exists – “southern end” of market – Built 1841; demolished 1967)

    Shed 4?

    Shed 4 does not resemble any of the large structured sheds and bares no mark or shed name on its frame. Shed 4 is the free stand-alone open air connecting structure that sits between Sheds 3 and 4; it is currently painted a rust orange it is considered a walking path between Shed 3 and Shed 5.

     (Shed 4 is located “mid-market” – Built 1938)

    Shed 6?

    This structure also bares no name or title. It is located at the northern end of the market. It is simply referred to as the section with the tall roof-top or high canopy, “you know, the area upfront with the raised sidewalk.” During Flower Day all sheds are crammed with flower and garden lovers.

    (Shed 6 is located at the “northern end” of the market – Built 1966)

     

    Eastern Market sheds 5 and 6 EMFBG

     EMArtSeries-CenterOfItAllSHED2 by Ike Austin

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    Summary

    There are a total of 5 official designated sheds left standing.

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

    Eastern Market Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market 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 – Every Year!
    Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Mother’s Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors – Market Characteristics:
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police will turn 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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  • 07Apr
    Categories: Flower Show at Detroit Eastern Market Comments Off on Lesser Known Tips for Paying 50% Less for Garden Plants

    Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to 2X the flowers they get for their buck!

    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. Visit [Facebook Link] to get a free copy of book with all EMFBG Tips

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    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    EMFBG TIPS

    Eastern Market Only—Everyone knows there are late in the day price reductions, but you only get leftover products. View EM Flower Day Video [FB Link].

    EMFBG TIP 13 – Early Bird Deals – Did you know you can arrive 5 am early in the morning and buy the very best premium garden flowers at wholesale prices? Pay $25 for hanging baskets retailing at $50.

     

    EMFBG TIP 15 – Over Production

    Opportunity Abound on Flower Day

    These types of vendors are ready to deal, you would be doing both of you a favor.

    If you are walking the market and spot a large display of a single variety of bedding plants, due to various uncontrolled circumstances growers have overstocked merchandise. These growers can be motivated to sell at bargain prices. In trade lingo they say, the grower is “long on Begonias.” Just knowing what to look for can get $12 healthy, beautiful Begonia flats for only $6! “2X the flower buying power.” 

    Excerpt – True Story

    One year as I was making my routine market walk, I spotted a grower with an entire truckload of Red Impatiens; beautiful and in prime condition.  I complimented on the beauty of the plants–remember don’t brow beat, compliment–and asked the price. He said “$12.”  I took out my wallet and asked if he would accept $100 for 20 flats; that’s $5 a flat.  The grower called his farther, and cleared the deal.  I fished out another twenty hidden in my wallet as emergency funds and threw that into the already accepted offer. My final price was $6 a flat and the grower netted appx $4. with the relief he was not going to lose $4, and load & haul the flowers back to the farm, and unload. This is a “win win.”

    I have also seen new grower vendors at the market hoping to get near full price for their flats, who would pass up these low priced deals even from retailers trying to buy the whole truck and get stuck with lots of inventory at the end of the day.

    You just have to have the right eye to know what to look for, and a sincere desire to benefit all.  That’s why I gave up the $20 dollar bill.  I don’t want to hurt the grower, and I like being in the right place at the right time. These deals and start appearing as early as Flower Day.

     

    Infographic Rising Prices Shrinking Count

    Graphically Speaking – The infographic illustrates the relationship between higher bedding plant prices & reduced plant count over the years. —Source EMFBG

    About
    I’m Ike Austin. My first visit to “ The Market” was 55 years ago. Over the years I have observed amazing flower deals and buying techniques from some of the markets oldest patriots. To enhance visitors enjoyment & experience, I built a website around the 126 year old Historic Eastern Market flower & garden phenomenon. Visitors will learn how to get the best garden flower deals, discounts & bargains; 30 Year Secrets Revealed!

    Readership
    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.

    For More Information:
    Facebook Flower Day Video – Click Here 

    Social Media:
    Facebook Page:  – Click Here 

    When Does Flower Day Start?
    Countdown to Flower Day

    Detroit Eastern Market | Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Ford Field Stadium (Across the bridge)

     

    Eastern Market Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Age: 
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market 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
    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
    Market Characteristics:

    Flower Day – Over 200,000 thousand flower loving shoppers, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color.

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Eastern Market (EM) is one of the most exciting places to shop for gardening plants & flowers. Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to… 2”X” the flowers they get for their buck.

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
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  • 14Jun
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Comments Off on What is Eastern Market Detroit?

    What is Eastern Market Detroit?

    From May till July 4th Eastern Market Detroit is “The mother of all flower market events” in the entire Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, including Canada. It is the most gigantic, gargantuan, grandiose gardening related event in the entire USA. It is a timeless, annual, Detroit only, blooming spectacular reoccurring since 1967. However, the Detroit Eastern Market itself has been in operation selling vegetable & produce to Michigan and outlining residence for over the past 15o years; through good times and bad. Things are in full bloom at Eastern Market Detroit.

    Detroit Eastern Market

    What is Eastern Market Detroit? First and foremost, Farmers Market Detroit is a visual massive event of garden flowers… This… is… Flower Country!

     

    Eastern Market’s Annual Flower Show

    It is a timeless venue for flower lovers; morning, noon, and evenings. It is a stroll into a forest of many colors, many variations of deep earth tones to pastel highlights. It is a Ga-Zillion flowers in full bloom. Ba-Billions of blooms billowing from trucks, rolling about on racks, wagons, & carts, spilling from semis into the streets. It is… a rainbow of a million hues, each individual bloom is a match made from heaven, as quoted by the old adage…”beauty is in the eye of 200,000 Detroit Eastern Market visiting beholders.” Flower Day Flower Show

    eastern market detroit daliahsFlower Day Display of Dahlias

    Eastern Market Detroit Restaurants?

    There are many different restaurants and eateries lining the streets of Eastern Market Detroit. There will be thousands of coneys sold, the same is said for breakfast; fresh eggs, bacon, and grits, will get you pumped up into the shopping mix. Bar-B-Que Ribs, chicken, and sausage, visitors from everywhere will converge on Detroit Farmers Market. Yes…there are many dining places and things to eat; both food and treats. Eastern Market Shoppers are greeted with the smell of spices, and pleasant aromas filling the market air, some pungent while other are savory sweet. Some places you dine in other places you can dine out; rows of tables and chairs along the sidewalks invite you to sit. Rest your hanging baskets or your shopping bags. Replenish & refresh the shopping must restart. There are lots of places selling refreshments to drink, some strong, some soft, some sweet. There are nuts to buy, coffees to sample, seasonings to smell as you make this one of your favorite days downtown at Eastern Market Detroit.

    Eastern Market Detroit mid-market north-end restaurant

    Restaurants 

    Eastern Market Detroit Restaurants FoodBar-B-Que

    Eastern Market Detroit Meats at Gratiot Central Market

    It is a smorgasbord of the meats – There are retail meat stores, wholesale meat stores, meat stores on Russell Street, meat stores on Riopelle Street, meat stores on Gratiot Street across the bridge. Thousand of people buying every kind of meat. Beef and poultry lovers everywhere, come one, come all, small, big, and tall. Gratoit Central Market is a hub for smoked meats, cooked meats, sausages, cold cuts, pork, Bar-B-Que ribs, steaks, fish and yes, even produce; you name it, “they have the meats” at Eastern Market Detroit.

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    Eastern Market Detroit Vegetables & Produce – In Season

    Fresh produce trucked in daily.  “Two for $5, two for $5” shoppers may hear some of the best deals in town echo under the sheds as they stroll through the Farmers Market when Michigan’s produce season begins.  Eastern Market Detroit shoppers will discover the big, large, and colorful display of a meandering of vegetable and vibrant fruit colors. During this time, the grounds will be covered in a multiple of different fruits & vegetables. In addition to Michigan water melons, you will find some Texas water melons, Mississippi water melons, Alabama water melons, Georgia water melons, and in every size & shape; round, oblong and really long. Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine, Butterhead Lettuce,  Spinach, baby spinach and cabbage.  There are bins of tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumbers, and baskets of greens, beans and broccoli.  They will be selling turnip & mustard greens, green peas & green-beans. Herbs & Spices, okra and garlic under every Detroit Eastern Market Shed. Onions, peppers, potatoes and squash, Eastern Market Detroit will look like an army of marching vegetables & produce from one end Shed 5–Northern-End of the Market of the market to Shed 2–Southern-End of the Market. “The magic of the market” starts this summer into the fall for Fruits & Vegetables at the Market. Market History

    Eastern Market Detroit Restaurants

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    Eastern Market Detroit TailGating 

    “Worshipping sport events from the back of a truck, car, pickup” 

    Tailgating is a sports related social event that occurs as a pre-game activity in the parking lots of sports arenas. Basically, the rear end of a vehicles tailgate is lowered and utilized as a staging platform for all the food, beverages and all you can eat & drink during the tailgate party. Vehicle tailgates are stacked & and stuffed with soft drinks, beer, wine, strong liquor, burgers, hot dogs, sausage, steaks or anything edible.  Some tailgate party setups are quite elaborate, with commercial size grills and grilling on a wholesale level. There will be chips, cheese curls, skins, snacks of all kinds.  Additionally, some individuals tailgaters dress up in support of their favorite team and other fanaticals adorned themselves in ridiculous costume. There is a tailgate space reserved just for you, so come on down and add your excitement to tailgating activities at Eastern Market Detroit. View more… Eastern Market Tailgating Art here.

    eastern market detroit tailgating budeastern market detroit tailgatingTailgating Tailgate Party at Eastern Market Detroit – Ford Field Just Across the Bridge

    Eastern Market Detroit Turn of the Century Stores & Shops 

    In this old store…  you can walk into a great selection of cheeses and wines. Plenty of cheeses, breads, spreads, & cakes, pastries & cookie many kinds of other goodie goodie yums yums. Wines by the crates, wine by the bottle, local & imported. Michigan made products, snacks and baked goods.  You can find your favorite wine and cheese among the bounty of Eastern Market Detroit at the stores with turn of the century charm.

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    eastern market detroit turn of century old stores shops rippolle stOld Turn of the Century Stores & Shops

    Eastern Market Detroit Street Vendors

    Eastern Market visitors lovers will always find a plethora of vendors every Saturday, in mainly Sheds 2 & 3 and on many streets, but heavily condensed in the Shed 2 areas at the Southern-End of the market.  Add shoppers curiosity to the list of things to see and find such as T-Shirts, sports memorabilia. Colorful and unique gifts can be found for that special day or special someone such as custom bottle openers.  Detroit Eastern Market vendors will “boom” in crafts, jewelry, antiques, art, collectables and many custom handmade products. This is a relaxing way to spend a weekend. There is always some live entertainment from freelance street performers to heighten the open-air festival atmosphere. Perhaps you can find your favorite, gift at the Detroit Eastern Market.

    eastern market detroit street vendors russell streeteastern market detroit shopsStreet Side Vendors

    SHED History

    Read more about the early history of the Detroit Eastern Market‘s infamous SHED NUMBERS (located on top of the structures) that only the really old-timer, True Blue Detroiters are aware of. Whenever you hear an older timer using a carry-over term by referring to Eastern Market outdoor structures as “SHEDS” you know it is an old “True Blue Eastern Market Patriot.”

    Eastern Market Detroit sheds 5 and 6Detroit Eastern Market SHEDS 5 & 6 – Located on the northern end of the market

    Eastern Market Detroit Crowds

    “Spirit of the crowds…”

    Farmers Market flower shoppers are the best crowds of any flower shopping venue. There are no comparison to the Eastern Market Detroit crowds and the jubilant friendly atmosphere they generate. Eastern Market Detroit’s Crowds

    eastern market detroit crowds shed6eastern market detroit crowdsThe happy shopping hoards have arrived

    Eastern Market Detroit – Flea Market

    “Something old, something new; lamps funiture, trinkets”

    Mainly on Sundays in Shed 5, and Saturdays, but scattered throughout the market particularly at the south-end of the market near Shed 2 and on the adjacent connecting vidock heading toward the Gratiot Meat Market.

    eastern market detroit fleamarket

    Other Flower Day Resource Links

    http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/flower-day-eastern-market-detroit/

    Flower Buyers Guide

    http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/2017/03/

    Flower Day

    http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/may-21st-flower-day-2017-always-first-sunday-mothers-day/

    Market Entry – Fastest Route

    http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/2017/04/

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    Eastern Market Detroit Useful Facts

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

    Market Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Market Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Eastern Market Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, appx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    New Cultivars – Every Year!
    Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Mother’s Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors – Market Characteristics:
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market Sheds are surrounded with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police will turn 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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  • 31Dec
    Categories: Flower Day Eastern Market Comments Off on Flower Day Eastern Market – Friendly Crowds

    Flower Day Eastern Market – Friendly Crowds

    Flower Day Eastern Market  – Fun Crowds
    Farmers Market flower shopping crowds are the best crowds of any flower shopping venue. Big box stores are no comparison to the Eastern Market crowds and jubilant shopping atmosphere when searching for your gardening needs.

     

    Flower Day Eastern Market Barn 2 WaterColor Series Photo by Ike Austin

    Flower Day Eastern Market Barn 2 WaterColor Series Photo by Ike Austin

    The hoards of bedding and garden plant shoppers from big box stores, retail greenhouses, wholesale greenhouses, roadside stands,  and many other retailers buyers and wholesalers are mingling amongst the bustling, hurrying Flower Day crowds.

    Flower Day Eastern Market

    Statistically Speaking

    Flower Day Eastern Market 200,000 Visitors

    There will be throngs of eager Detroit flower day flower shoppers scouring every inch of the northern section of the market known as Shed 5. Simultaneously, several other large crowds of garden shoppers will be equally dispersed in the southern section of the market known as Shed 2. From the southern end of Eastern Market Detroit, far up to the northern tip which extends outside of Shed 5 is a wide concrete walk of appx several hundred feet long always piled with a large selection of annual bedding plant flowers, lined with racks and racks on either side stocked with inventory from local farmers markets during Flower Day Eastern Market (one week after Mother’s Day).

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    Eastern Market Friendly Crowds

    The common characteristic among the large gathering of Michigan Flower-loving populace is their friendly disposition. The friendliness found at the Flower Day Eastern Market event is unsurpassed and you will not discover a more fun, friendly, altruistic group of people. All it takes is one quick glance to see the many diverse faces and judge that you are in the midst of crowds that are very nice. The atmosphere is filled with “fun and excitement.” “The cacophony of buying & selling chatter continuously echoes through the air,” “fresh flowers & gardening plants from farm-to-Eastern Market number in the tens of thousands.”

    Southern End of the Market 

    The southern section of the Flower Day crowd is one of my favorite areas. This is the reason to try and visit every shed and section of the market. Again, the awesome, friendly flower buying shoppers, the “high-energy” they bring, Flower Day at the Eastern Market in Detroit is truly a place meant for enjoying a good Saturday weekend in Downtown Detroit. Extraordinary sensory experiences will be in abundance at nearly every turn, with all the vibrant visitors and vibrant blooming colors, Flower Day Eastern Market is good for the human spirit.

    Northern End of the Market

    The northern section of the Flower Day Eastern Market—Shed 5 and beyond—is just as vibrant and completely stunning with the countless hoards of flower buyers walking, running to get the best flowers and deals that can be found anywhere in Michigan region including Indiana Ohio, and Canada period. Greenhouse growers and flower vendors bring in their products by the semi-truck loads with flowers in great abundance and plentiful. The Northern end of the Michigan farmers market is a beautiful blooming section with a vibrant several hundred feet path of, many flowers, cultivars, hanging baskets and gardening options. The crowds here are friendly people. Flower Day Eastern Market

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    Mid-Market of the Eastern Market

    Waves of Michiganders, Ohioans, and Canadians have passed through the Eastern Market. They all come to experience and see the conversion of greenhouse growers and their thousands of trucks to this one twelve acre plot of historic land.  Visitors can’t seem to get enough of the Eastern Market and its hustle and bustle of flower buying business. ” Flower Day and weekends are crowded but all the beautiful blooming flowers brightens the spirit. The Sheds and adjacent streets are full of friendly, hardy flower buyers.” It’s also navigable: “Flower Day Eastern Market is easy to walk on foot, safe, and clean—with many local pedestrians eager to help if needed.”

    Flower Day Eastern Market Retailers

    Cleanliness and convenience also earn this historic Michigan Eastern farmers market area high points. “It’s  easy to get around and has everything you need.” And whether you’re seeking out something small like vegetable plants, on up to vegetables, fruit, seasonings, food or great wines, restaurants, the market has something to offer.

    “The atmosphere of friendliness and healthiness,” especially in the side street retailers, along with delicious local food “draws many visitors back for an annual trip for several generations. “It’s just one of those rare places in Detroit or any large metropolitan city for that matter that has captured many hearts.”

    A “great mix of old historic architecture and modern–with the Detroit Renaissance Center in distant view.”

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    Vibe of Detroit – For True Blue Gardeners

    Yes, Flower Day at Eastern Market is an ever-present attraction for all flower lovers, ” the market has so much character, is the focal point of lovers of gardening and healthy foods.”It’s a section of the city that has created its own unique character over 150 years. Flower Day Eastern Market is the vibe of downtown Detroit that attracts wholesome visitors with laidback attitudes looking for the best flower gardening products and price.

    Flower Day Eastern Market

    Flowers in Detroit – It is, the biggest, largest, colossal of color, the most enormous, gigantic of bedding plant flowers in the whole state. Flower Day Eastern Market is immense with hanging baskets, massive with flats, it is tremendous amounts of blooms and plants, a vast, brimming crowded mass of flowers and vibrant flower lover people. Eastern Market is mammoth and packet with grounds of bedding plants.

    flower day at eastern market

    The Grounds Will Bloom

    The grounds will be in full bloom in a multitude of different colors. Misty Colors of Light Hues, Dark Hues, Mild Color Hues.  Many contrasts of light against dark colored blooms, Eastern Market Detroit is always a full-color spectrum of flowers every day of the summer morning, noon and nights. Reds, Whites The energetics of the monster happy crowds starts on Flower Day. Flower shoppers young and old, single and with families all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color, in their favorite shade or hue. On Eastern Market Flower Day, people are running here, walking there, jogging, sometimes sprinting from the southern end of the Market to the northern end of the Flower Day Eastern Market.

     

    eastern market painting by ike austin

    Flower Lovers Young & Older

     

    Flower shoppers young and old, single and with families all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color, in their favorite shade or hue. On Eastern Market Flower Day, people are running here, walking there, jogging, sometimes sprinting from the southern end of the Market to the northern end of the Flower Day Eastern Market.

    VIDEO:
    View Eastern Market Flower Day Crowds (2min)

    On Eastern Market Flower Day, people are running here, walking there, jogging, sometimes sprinting from the southern end of the Market to the northern end of the Flower Day Eastern Market – Friendly Crowds.

     

    Flower Day Eastern Market

    Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, approx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    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

    Market Characteristics:
    Over 200,000 thousand quick, jittery, some fast walking, others slow walking, then pause and a look down in a hypnotic trance.  The Eastern Market is a fast or slow environment.

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

    Inventory Availability – Top 20
    List all flowers here (common names – scientific)
    Annuals
    Cosmos
    Geraniums
    Impatiens
    Begonias
    Gerbera Daisies
    Petunias
    Marigolds
    Zinnias
     
    Perennials
    Astilbe
    Bearded Togue
    Blackened Susan
    Blue Speedwell
    Pincushion
    Purple Cone Flower
    Sage
     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    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.

    Eastern Market Flower Day is the best time and place to purchase all of your gardening needs. There is not another place like this unique FlowerDay anywhere in Michigan.

    Eastern Market Flower Day is the only source and best day for finding and buying nursery stock, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, herb plants.

    Eastern Market Flower Day is where and when 200,000 flower buyers meet 100,000 flats of blooming flowers on Flower Day Eastern Market.

    Additionally

    Resources – Additional Eastern Market Links

    Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    View on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.

    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.

    FLOWER DEALS Mailing List:
    Send your email to be included in our mailing list of great flower deals to be found at Detroit Eastern Market all summer long SIGNUP – Flower Deals Mailing List Click Here

  • 03Nov
    Categories: Detroit Eastern Market Art Collection, Eastern Market Detroit Michiga, Eastern Market Flowers Comments Off on Eastern Market Flowers – Geraniums

    Eastern Market Flowers – Geraniums

    Eastern Market Flowers – Big Blooming!  Geraniums are one of my old-fashioned gardening favorites. They fill the surrounding view with a rainbow of bright invigorating color. Standing tall or short in the rear or the front border of the garden. Then, later in the summer, they are in full bloom, they dominate any garden. Large hanging basket or in tall clay pots make great Detroit Mother’s Day Gifts!
    Geraniums Mothers Day by the Truckloads

    Easter Market Flowers – Geraniums

    So why plant geraniums in your garden? Beauty, low maintenance, once established, they need little water. Their bright, large colorful  blooms capture the attention of passers-by. With their 1 to 4 feet tall display–often planted in raised large clay pots–makes geraniums the perfect choice for easy on the eye front and backyard scenery.

    Beauty of nature is therapy to the soul–ThirdSon

    Geraniums Flower Day by the Truckloads

    Easter Market Flowers – Geraniums

    From the Detroit Eastern Market to my yard. Eastern Market Flower Day, only 7 months away:)))

    Geraniums in the Garden


    Detroit Eastern Market

    New Cultivars – This Year
    Geraniums:
    • 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.

    Look for new varieties of ivy Geraniums; trailing vines that climb out of the pots and hanging baskets.

    Largest Blooming Geraniums

    Giant Geranium
    This evergreen aromatic biennial is the largest geranium in the world. Leaves can grow to 40cm across! Pink pedals.

    Geranium Martha Washington
    These geraniums produce the largest flowers of all the geranium types.

     Geranium Roxanne
     Is one of the largest flowers of the blue varieties.

    Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Map
     Map Flower Day Parking Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, approx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.
    Eastern Market Art Prints for Home & Office
    Eastern Market Flowers – Remember is first Sunday after Mother’s Day.
  • 13Sep
    Categories: Detroit Eastern Market Art – Tailgating Prints Comments Off on Detroit Eastern Market Art – Tailgating Art Prints

    Detroit Eastern Market Art – Tailgating Art Prints

    Tailgating is held all over the Eastern Market grounds; from Shed 6 located at the northern end starting at Wilkins Street down to the southern end of the market’s location ending at Shed 2 near Winder St. It is a rather large spectacle of loyal Detroit Lions football fans you will see anywhere in the motor city.

    Detroit EasternMarket Tailgating Art One on One

    Detroit Lions Eastern Market Artwork Tailgating – One on One

     

    Detroit EasternMarket Tailgating Art_Beauty & Beast IkeAustin

    Detroit Lions Eastern Market Art Print Tailgating – Beauty & the Beast

     

    Detroit EasternMarket Tailgating Art Hungry Giant

    Detroit Lions Eastern Market Art Pictures Tailgating – It’s Always Snack’n Time

     

    Detroit EasternMarket Tailgating Art_Food & Football

    Detroit Lions Eastern Market Art Tailgating – Food & Football

    View more Eastern Market Watercolor Art here.

  • 17Aug
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Spirit of Eastern Market Detroit Art Collection

    DAYSTARBRAND Wall Art Prints

    First release in the artwork series —
    “The Market’s Gate.”

    By IAustin – “Spirit of the Eastern Market Art Work Collection”
    Print Title: The Market’s Gate
    Medium: Archival Fine Art Paper 100% cotton museum grade
    Limited Edition: 200 hand numbered
    Process: Giclee – Insures archival longevity  & quality aesthetics
    Markings: Signed by Artist
    First Release Date: 8-20-17

    Detroit Eastern Market Series Fine Art Print Shed 2 Built 1898 by Ike Austin

    Farmers Market Series Fine Art Print Shed 2 1898 by Ike Austin

    The Market’s Gate


    Dimensions & Price:

    Print 8×10 $30 / Framed 8.75×10.75  $45
    Canvas 8×10  $60
    Wrapped Canvas 24×24  $340
    Item ID: EMDB-0001-082017

    Artist Sentiments & Motivation–Wall Art
    This artwork painting depicts SHED 2 of the historic Eastern Market; built in 1898 making it near 120 years old! SHED 2 is the only last remaining SHED left standing from that era. Other sheds of similar old victorian style architecture have been long demolished. SHED 2 was the original focus point of the market; it now serves as a historic marker that the Detroit Eastern Market began at this location; SHED 2 is the true “center of it all.”

    Visit the online wall art gallery of art prints here…Eastern Market Art

    PLACE YOUR ORDER

    Select Your Wall Decor Print From Drop-down Menu

    Eastern Market Art Prints

    More Detail About… Purchase, About the Art, Inspiration, Packaging, Delivery.

    DAYSATRBRAND ART PRINTSDAYSTARBRAND

  • 21May
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2017 6AM

    Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day 2017 6AM

    Flower Day
    Eastern Market Flower Day 6AM. Some shoppers paid $20 for the same hanging baskets that sold for only $15 and twice as big by another vendor.

    Early Crowds
    The attendees are light now, but by noon it will be standing room only

    Market Tips
    Tip – It is best to make a quick 10min walk through the market before making large purchases.
    Anyone that arrives early will have their choice of premium plants.

    Flower Day Eastern Market Detroit 2017

     

    Flower Day Eastern Market Detroit

    Large Pepper Plants $3.00
    Begonias $10.00

    Flower Day Eastern Market Detroit

    Beautiful Daliahs $24/flat

     

    Flower Day Eastern Market Detroit

    Merigolds $10.00

    Eastern Market Detroit Flower Day - Geraniums

    Geraniums – Large Cuttings

    Facebook Page

    If you visit the Facebook page, remember to… “Like, Comment, & Share.”:)

    Eastern market flower deals like button

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

    Eastern Market Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Eastern Market Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market 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 – Every Year!
    Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Mother’s Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors – Market Characteristics:
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police will turn a blind eye:) A typical 3 – 5-minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.

    EMFBG – Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

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    Visit Facebook: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide

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    EMFBG – How to Spot the Best Flower Deals at the Market?

    Download – A must read before visiting the Eastern Market, Click Here…

    eastern market deals & discounts

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    It is the change to discover some great garden flower bargains, discounts and deals. It is an opportunity to 2X the flowers you get for you buck!

  • 19May
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Flower Day Resources—Eastern Market Detroit

    Flower Day Resources

    Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day in 2 Days

    Flower Day in 2 Days.  Get the most from your market visit review the following links:

    SHEDS…http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/?s=sheds

    BEST ENTRY – http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/?s=fastest+way+in

    EBOOK…http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/dbebook.html

    COUNTDOWN…http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/?s=countdown

  • 15May
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Early Mornings are Wholesale Buyers Time

    Every Mondaythru Friday 3:00 AM – 5:30 AM

    But You Can Buy Too!

    This is one of Eastern Markets’s most well known tips. If you can get to the market early in the AM, you can purchase flats at wholesale prices. I picked up 3 flats(48 plant ct) at Diaz Greenhouse Shed 3) at 7.50 each; no questions asked. Impatiens & Begonias can easily retail for $10 on saturdays and at garden centers. Get EMFBG here.

    Eastern Market Buyers Guide TIP 13 Early Morning Wholesale

    “Bargains, Deals, Discounts Tip 13 Early Mornings at the Market.”

    Retailers, landscapers, co-ops, apartment managers, small road side nursery buyers are all walking the market. They arrive at Eastern Market in large 48 foot long semi-trucks down to unmarked rental vans.

    Early morning is best opportunity to grab premium plants, and hanging baskets at wholesale prices. Just walk up, pick out your products, pay the grower.

    Eastern Market Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Eastern Market Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market 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 – Every Year!
    Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Mother’s Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors – Market Characteristics:
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police will turn a blind eye:) A typical 3 – 5-minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.

    EMFBG – Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Amazon: Flower Buyers Guide eBook.
    Visit Facebook: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide

    Read More Free Here… EMFBG.