The Seattle Growers Market announced this morning that they're opening for retail! I was so excited when this creative group of flower farmers opened their fabulous Georgetown market last spring....but it was wholesale only. Which means that when you shop at local florists and grocery stores, you had a much wider array of interesting, local flowers to choose from. But still, nothing beats going to the market yourself, talking with growers, picking and choosing from the inspiring range of materials on offer.
And now the likes of you and me can shop the market, starting June 1st. If you don't have space, time or the inclination to grow lilacs or sunflowers or whatever else you're craving for bouquets...go on down and select fresh, local flowers, leaves, branches, pods...vegetables...fruit...all you need to make big, gorgeous, original bouquets.
Dianne Szukovathy, President of the Seattel Wholesale Growers Market Cooperative, wrote "After much debate and careful consideration, our board of directors has made the unanimous decision to open our doors to the public for very limited hours--as is done at the San Francisco and Los Angeles Flower Markets. "Open to the Public" hours will begin on Friday, June 1." A $5 day pass fee is involved. Check out Rosemary's Blog to see photos of last year's big opening party....stunning flowers, ribbons, baskets, in a funky old warehouse setting..
The Seattle Growers Market is at the original Rainier Brewery Building Malt House at 5840 Airport Way South in Georgetown.....see you there.....