• 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


    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

    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!

    Eastern Market Shoppers pre-armed with the right bargaining knowledge can buy premium garden flowers, at reduced prices. Additionally, shoppers can apply the same techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses–2X opprotunities may exist even during Flower Day.

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    When Does Flower Day Start?
    Countdown to Flower Day

    Detroit Eastern Market | Useful Facts

       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
       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

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