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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

Flower Marketplace Debut Event

The Michigan Flower Growers’ Cooperative will showcase the Flower Marketplace from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., April 29,  and speak to member growers about how the market is changing Southeast Michigan’s floral industry. The market will be in session with an abundance of beautiful peak season blooms for sale. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

The Michigan Flower Growers’ Cooperative wholesale market opens April 8 to wholesale buyers from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and offers delivery to the floral industry. Retail buyers can shop the growers’ offerings from 10 a.m. to noon.

The co-op received a $65,000 grant for member education, marketing and distribution from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, allowing members to gain skills and increase the market of their product dramatically. The membership is almost entirely comprised of women growers on small farms within 50 miles of the marketplace.

Admission is free. Location: 16 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti. For more information or to become a member, visit MiFlowerCoop.com.