• 19Apr
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Eastern Market Detroit, Sheds

    Eastern Market Historic Timeline

    Video 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.

    • In 1841 The original of the market location was in Cadillac Square, it was later relocated as present in 1891.
    • Tenative Sheds were being built on the Eastern Market site as early as 1891

    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 numbered with large orange numbers on the roof tops. But, the numberings are for only Shed 2, Shed 3, and Shed 5?

    (Shed 2 located at “southern end” of market – Built 1898-Still Standing)
    (Shed 3 located at “southern end” of market – Built 1922-Still Standing)
    (Shed 4 located at “mid-market” of market – Built 1938-Still Standing)

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

    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.

     (Shed 1 no longer exists – “southern end” of market – Built 1898-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 between Shed 3 & 5 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

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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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  • 08Apr
    Categories: Flower Day Comments Off on Flower Day? What is Flower Day?

    Flower Day? What is Flower Day?

    What is Flower Day? Flower Day is the biggest, largest, humongous, enormous bedding plant, flower spectacle; it is an annual Detroit Eastern Market event held over 152 years! Go here to read tips on how to spot great deals and/or [Sign up] to get EMFBG eBooks containing 2x money saving tips in one package.

    Flower day

    Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day

    When is Flower Day?

    Flower Day is May 21st this year 2017, but the date changes every year. A rule to remember, it is always “The First Sunday after Mother’s Day.”

    Flower Day?

    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 the beholder.” From the market to the garden, flowers makes a home happier.

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

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    “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!

     

    Flower Day

    Flower Day

    Get Ready for Flower Day!

    Flower Day?

    Flower Day is a day covered in White – There will be a thousand colors of White flowers in every tint and every tone. Gardeners and Flowers lovers everywhere will converge on Detroit Farmers Market again for the 151th time this century. They will be greeted with the glow of white flowers of bedding plants, some in full bloom other are not. Large blooms of climbing white roses, double and single, displayed in rows and rows on everything sidewalk and path in between. Hanging baskets of white blooms in every hue of White;  Alice Light White, EggShell White, Pastel Off White, Tinges of many Whites; a white for every gardener. In many shades of many sizes, Flowerday shoppers will be drowning in white flowers on Flower.

    Flower Day?

    It is a parade of the color Pink – There will be a thousand colors of  Earth Tone Pink of flowers in every color and every shade. Gardeners and Flowers lovers everywhere, come one, come all, small, big, and tall. Come in cars, station wagons, and trucks, vans. The color Rasberry Tone Pink will be in full bloom at the Eastern Market Michigan. Large blooms of roses, double or single, hanging from racks, carts, everything apparatus in between. Hanging baskets in every hue of Lush Pastel Tone Pink; light Earth Pink, Anemone Tone Pink, Bella Cherry Tone Pink, Haute Tone Pink, a Tone of Pink for every gardener. In many shades of many sizes, Eastern Market will be in full bloom again this year – Flower Day is on May 21th this year 2017.  Flower Days is always the first week after Mother’s Day. View the EMFBG Countdown Timer.

    Flower Day

    Flower Day?

    In Living Pastel Color – Flower Day– shoppers will discover the biggest, largest, and colorful-est garden flower extravaganza in the US. On Flowers Day, the grounds will be in full bloom in a multiple of pastel colors. Misty Iceberg Pastel blue, Mild Mountain water Pastel blue, Mirage Mountain mist blue.  Flower Day is always covered in flowers every day of the summer week, morning, noon and nights. There will be pastel blue aster hybrids, pastel blue petunias hybrids, pastel blue blazers hybrids, pastel blue sage hybrids, pastel blue periwinkle hybrids, and no shortage of pastel blue Snap Dragons. Eastern Market Detroit will look like pastel blue, from pastel blue sky heaven to deep space dark pastel blue, early sun crackling morning glory pastel blue.  The magic of pastels starts on Flower Day. Flower shoppers in their many shades of coats, sweaters, jacket & hats, and flower carrying blue and purple wagons & carts, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite pastel color, in their favorite shade or hue. On Flower Day, people are running here, walking there, jogging, sometimes sprinting from one end of the Market to the other on Flower Day.

    Flower Day?

    Garden flower lovers will always find a plethora of red, and colorful Red Pastel flowers on Flower Day. Detroit Eastern Market Flowers will “boom” in blooms in Red Pastel. Sinopia Summer Red Pastel, Wild ferrari Red Pastel, Outback Indian Red Pastel; Red Pastel flowers in every shade, Red Pastel flowers in every hue. There will be Red Pastel asters, Red Pastel colored petunias, Red Pastel tinted Tulips, Red Pastel Hybiscus, Red Pastel toned Impatiens, Flower Day will make Eastern Market look like it is saturated in Red Pastel. From Red Pastel skies to Red Pastel moon Red Pastel, morning glory Red Pastel, Red Pastel Meizolds all looking so Red Pastel. Carts of Red Pastel, racks of Red Pastel, wagons, of Red Pastel on Red Pastel, in the color red! You can find your favorite color, shade, and hue of Red Pastel flower, at the Eastern Market on FlowerDay.

    In the morning, noon, or evenings, you can walk into the color Red Pastel. Hoards of flowers, wrapped in plastic, stuffed in trucks and racks, piled in the streets, lining the walkways. The evening edge of the sky reminds me of an Iris Red Pastel, or Delphinium shade of Red Pastel. Or, is it closer in shade to the Coquelicot Red Pastel, the tulip dark Red Pastel or Cosmos Sinabot Tone of Red Pastel? From May through June you can find any shade of Red Pastel among the bounty of Eastern Market on FlowerDay.

    Flower Day

     

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    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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  • 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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    Download EMFBG Here…

    “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.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

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

     

  • 06Apr
    Categories: Flower Day Comments Off on How Many Days Before Flower Day?

    How Many Days Before Flower Day?

    MAKE YOURSELF HAPPIER!!! Nothing is bigger, better & brighter…than a window view of garden flowers! CLICK Countdown to Flower Day Link is Here.

    Flowers can make a window view beautiful

    Flower Day?  What is 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 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
    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

    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.

    EMFBG TIP 15 – Over Production
    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 and are motivated to sell. 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 buying power.” —Ike Austin

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

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

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

  • 25Mar
    Categories: Flower Day Comments Off on Countdown to Flower Day! 2017 When is Flower Day?

    When is Flower Day? May 21st!

    What is Flower Day?

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

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

    Countdown till Eastern Market Detroit Flower Day

  • 18Mar
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on May 21st is Flower Day 2017! Always the First Sunday After Mother’s Day

    Flower Day is May 21st 2017 – Always The First Sunday after Mother’s Day

    Flower Day morning, I saw millions of blooms, of vibrant colors, bursting everywhere…

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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…  Ultimate Flower Buyers Guide

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    Flower Day Detroit Eastern Market – Standing Room Only!

    Early this morning, as I walked the Michigan Detroit Eastern Market, I observed thousands of transports filled with flowers; red wagons, purple carts, wooden carts, grocery carts and home-made flower hauler.

    VIDEO:
    View Eastern Market Mother’s Day Crowds

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    The morning air was chilly, but not freezing. The cacophony of excited flower and price negotiating chatter, hustling & bustling, was an effective distraction to the weather.  However, by midday, it was sunny and comfortably warm.

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    There was old, and young, male, and female, tall, and short, adults and children, it was a blooming rolling spectacle of flowers moving on wheels!

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    There was wall to wall eastern market flowers, and flower shopping enthusiasts. Walking shoulder to shoulder, baby steps, pressing forward to the next best deal.  Parking was competitive, but there always a parking space that seems to open just in time for everyone.

    Eastern Market Flower Day Prices:

    Flats of petunias & marigolds; $9-10 dollars.

    Impatiens & begonias; $10-12 dollars.

    Hanging Baskets $8-40 (somewhere beautiful)!

    Video – Eastern Market: Saturday 13th 2016 7AM

    Flower Day Detroit Eastern Market

    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 – 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.

    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, other slow walk , then pause and a look down in 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.

    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.

    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.

  • 15Jan
    Categories: DAYSTARBRAND, Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on DAYSTAR BRAND – Eastern Market Fine Art Prints

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    DAYSTARBRAND – Art Prints
    Detroit Eastern Market  – Fine Art Print Series

    eastern market painting by ike austin

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    Flower Day Detroit Eastern Market
    Flower Carts – Photo by Ike Austin

    Fine Art Reproductions

    Art Prints 8 x 10
    Unframed or Framed
    Free Screen Saver included

    Contact Info: iaustin@daystarbooks.com

    Capture the Spirit of Flower Day
    I created the Detroit Eastern Market fine art series to capture the unique landscape of bustling flower lovers and this historical landmark. These prints are created as a tribute to the iconic Farmers Market. To bring the atmosphere of the market to your home and keep you in the Eastern Market mood all year long.

    Flower Day Eastern Market 2 Photo by Ike Austin

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    These array of  Eastern Market fine prints will make a nice gift to any flower lover’s home.

    Flower Day WaterColor Series - Photo by Ike Austin

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    About the Artist –
    My first visit to the Eastern Market was on Flower Day, over 55 years ago. It was early in the morning and very cool. Just before the crack of dawn, the place was already bustling with activity and the atmosphere was filled with the chatter of market patriots & rumblings of many transportation vehicles. The background noises created a cacophony of sounds that would become the unique voice of the Eastern Market.  Since that time, I have been under the magical spell of the 150-year-old historic farmers market. At the beginning of every summer, the market calls out to me… “come and visit Flower Day is near.”

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  • 08Jan
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Press Release – DayStarBooks

    DETROIT, Mich., May , 2017 — DayStar Books has launched a new website and companion eBook offering lesser known tips and techniques to consumers on factors affecting gardening prices entitled “Eastern Market Flower Deals.”

     

    Visit the new site at: http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/.

    Garden Plant Prices Rise – Plant Count Is Reduced!

    For the past forty years the greenhouse grower industry has been slowly downsizing the garden flat. Originally, a flat of bedding plants contained a total of 96 plants. Over time that plant count slowly reduced from 96 plants down to 54 plants per flat. Years following a steady decline continued from 48 to 36 plants—flat sizes vary across the state.

    Today most flats contain from 12 to 24 plants. It is common to find a measly six 4-inch pots priced at $10-12. Compare that to forty years ago, a flat of 96 plants cost $6.
    infographic flower prices statistically speaking by ike austin

    Graphically Speaking: Infographic illustrates the relationship between rising bedding plant prices & reduced plant count over the years (source: EMFBG).

    Summary:

    The information is of great benefit to readers of news outlets with a home and gardening related readership. Experienced gardeners, especially young new home owners, and consumers can benefit from this knowledge.

    The information found on the new website will be the solution to give consumers the know-how to purchase premium garden flowers, at reduced prices at the Eastern Market. Additionally, consumers can apply the several tips and techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses.

    Readers can download the companion eBook containing all 17 tips here: http://eastern-market-flower-deals.daystarbooks.com/signup.html.

    About the Author:

    I am Ike Austin. My first visit to “The Eastern 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 garden flowers enjoyment & experience, I built a website around the 126 year old Historic Eastern Market flower and garden phenomenon.

    Readers will learn how to: a) get better garden flower deals; b) enjoy the ambience of the Eastern Market; and c) gain advance knowledge on new cultivars and the horticultural industry as it impacts consumer gardening experience.

    Ike Austin writes under the pen name Adrian Arden and is the publisher of DayStar Books. Learn more at: http://daystarbooks.com/.

    Connect on social media:

    Facebook Page: Visit the Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Detroit-Eastern-Market-Flower-Day-Deals-852734824791898/

    Flower Day Video – Facebook: View EM Videohttps://www.facebook.com/852734824791898/videos/1327920707273305/

     

  • 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.

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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.

     

    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.

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