Daisies, geraniums, begonias, oh, my! Mother’s Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep gifting Mom fresh arrangements of colorful flowers. Surprise her with a bouquet or hanging basket from Eastern Market Flower Day. Presented by the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association (MDFGA), the 46th Flower Day will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Flower Day is both the largest event held annually at Eastern Market and a great way to kick-start the planting season. More than 200,000 people gather at Eastern Market each year for the event, which is no surprise, as it has a long legacy of putting a smile on shoppers’ faces and a fancy scent in their noses. Have a planting party, and choose from more than 15 acres of annuals, perennials, foliage, shrubbery, trees, exotics, tropical plants, flats, hanging baskets and more, all priced affordably.
If you’ve never been to Eastern Market, Flower Day will give you an exciting first taste of the treasures you can discover every Saturday. Deemed an authentic urban adventure, Eastern Market has been around since 1891 and serves 40,000 locals and visitors weekly. With more than 250 independent vendors and merchants processing, wholesaling and retailing local foods, including fresh selections of fruit, vegetables, homemade jams, maple syrups and more, you won’t need to grocery shop anywhere else.
If you’re looking for a tasty spot to grab a bite after perusing the six-block market, there are many great restaurants in Eastern Market to choose from, such as Supino Pizzeria and Russell Street Deli.