Attended by more than 200,000 people every year, Flower Day at the Eastern Market is one of the largest flower shows in the country. Begonias, hydrangea, calla lilies, dahlias, aster, basil, palms, tomatoes; the list goes on for what shoppers purchased at the 48th annual flower shopping day in Detroit.
Thousands of visitors streamed into Eastern Market early Sunday morning pulling Radio Flyer wagons and stooping to pick up planters, hanging baskets and trays of flowering plants. The crowds had no shortage of regional flower vendors to choose from, each section calling out their deals for the morning.
The Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association puts on the event every year, bringing in vendors from Michigan, Ohio and Canada. Each week thousands of people flock to Eastern Market for its Saturday Market to enjoy one of the most authentic urban adventures in the United States. The market and the adjacent district are rare finds in a global economy – a local food district with more than 250 independent vendors and merchants processing, wholesaling, and retailing food.
The celebration continued until 5 p.m. Sunday, and featured food trucks, live music and more. For more information on Eastern Market schedule of events, visit DetroitEasternMarket.com.
About The Detroit Eastern Market: At the heart of Eastern Market is a six-block public market that has been feeding Detroit since 1891. Every Saturday it is transformed into a vibrant marketplace with hundreds of open-air stalls where everyone from toddlers to tycoons enjoy the strong conviviality served up along with great selections of fruits, veggies, fresh-cut flowers, homemade jams, maple syrups, locally produced specialty food products, pasture and/or grass-fed meat and even an occasional goose or rabbit.