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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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.

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    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.

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