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!