LOOK @ THE NEW SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER MART

17 Jun
Our new market.

Our new market.

We are so excited about this news!  Our flower market needed a major upgrade.  We are located in the heart of SOMA, the heart of hipsterville, the center of all that is changing in our City.  So the San Francisco Flower Mart is going to change right along with our City! We have partnered with Kilroy Realty to build a new San Francisco Flower Mart, at our current location at 6th & Brannan St.

 

New SF Flower MartThe new San Francisco Flower Mart will include a state-of-the-art, 115,000-square-foot warehouse large enough to accommodate all of your favorite vendors of the flowermarket, with new amenities and features. The warehouse will be located on the groundfloor, of the proposed 6th & Brannan St. project, and contain 24-foot high ceilings and strategically placed skylights to provide natural light. The warehouse will be both functional and inviting – the high ceilings will provide enough space for a mezzanine that can accommodate office space for the wholesale flower vendors. New, energy and space-efficient refrigeration space will be provided adjacent to the individual vendor stalls. The specific details of the new facility will be developed by Kilroy Realty Corporation and the San Francisco Flower Mart over the next several months alongside a committee of Flower Mart tenants to ensure that the new market works for businesses and customers alike.

So stay tuned, we’re not going anywhere!

Halloween Morning @ SFFM

31 Oct

This is the fun part of working in the San Francisco Flower Mart.  When you take a walk in the market you will always trip across something new, a new color, a new variety or a new product. 

It’s Halloween!  For those of you who don’t live in San Francisco – it’s pretty much the biggest holiday of the year here.  We thought it would be fun to spotlight these “Monkey Balls” at Highlight Imports this morning.  Deidra from Rosebowl Florist in San Francisco, one of our loyal Badgeholders, bought a few bunches.  And which is typical around these parts, none of us knew the Latin name on this variety.  Everyone here refers to them as “Monkey Balls” and we’ve learned in Britain they call them “Bishop’s Balls”.  Whatever you wish to call them they are bright, textural and fun at this time of the year.

We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

Something about the City in the Fall…

27 Oct

Our sizzling Indian Summer days are winding down, and we are finally feeling Fall in the air with San Francisco’s chilly, crisp and clear mornings. Working in this market we take for granted the beauty we are greeted with each morning when we walk into our warehouses. We do truly have a “flower show” everyday around here. Fall is just as breathtaking as the other seasons; it seems like overnight the market floor turns to shades of oranges, browns, burgundies, branches and we can’t forget all the pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn.

SFFM has started this blog to keep you informed on all things current in our market, our industry and the City we attempt to make a little more colorful. We will also use this forum to unlock some of the mysteries of our historic San Francisco Flower Mart. And of course, load you up with all the beautiful seasonal images we enjoy year around.

Welcome and Step Into the Mart!

Welcome to the SFFM Blog!

10 Jan

We will keep you informed about the latest product, news in our industry, events and answer your questions about the San Francisco Flower Mart.  We will introduce you to our vendors and tell you about our rich history both in the floral industry and the Bay Area – ENJOY!