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- The San Francisco Flower Mart; photo via Chronicle Books
- Trader Joe's is a treasure trove for affordable flowers. Upon entering your closest location, skip the prearranged bouquets and head directly to the bins of single varieties. Step up your flower game by
- Another option that stocks interesting blooms and plants is Bi-Rite Market. The price point may not be as competitive, but you can count on the two locations to have some unconventional blooms, m
- There are times when you want to go straight to the source and skip paying the middleman. For those days there's Repetto's Greenhouse Florist in Half Moon Bay. Most cut flowers are $3 dollars per bunch an
The wholesale Flower Mart on Brannan Street may be in danger. It's a little too early to say that it's losing its location, but there are reports that the site's new owner is planning to develop a tech campus on the grounds. City officials are rallying to ensure that new construction is years away—and that it will include plans and space for the city's flower institution. But in case those measures go awry, we've rounded up a few alternatives for bulk flower shopping. They'll never stand in the place of the Flower Mart, but they do come in handy for those days you can't swing the giant wholesale emporium's daytime hours, (10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Saturday). Missing one of your favorite sources? Share your flower wealth with a comment below.
· Threatened with tech development, SF Flower Mart allies rally for City institution [The San Francisco Examiner]
· 62 Totally Florescent Photos of the San Francisco Flower Mart [Curbed SF]
· A Flower Crown DIY for the Boho Bride on a Budget [Racked SF]