I try to only post about things that I’ve been to or tried out myself, but when I received this email from my friends at Rock-It PR earlier this week, announcing the launch of the Toronto Flower Market, I just had to share. Also, (hint, hint) I LOVE FLOWERS and I WOULD LOVE FLOWERS DELIVERED TO ME AT MY OFFICE (like they were on Valentine’s Day, thank you Jason).
Who wants to shop for fresh, locally grown flowers at an outdoor market? This girl does! This spring brings the launch of the Toronto Flower Market with the inaugural market on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will continue every second Saturday of the month from May to September and feature an abundance of fresh-cut, potted and bedding flower varieties sourced directly from Ontario greenhouses. The Toronto Flower Market will offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for urban dwellers looking for high-quality and affordable plants and flowers.
An advocate of Ontario floriculture, the Toronto Flower Market is working with pickOntario, the marketing initiative managed by Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc., to create awareness about locally grown flower varieties and the benefits of purchasing locally grown products, as well as providing an opportunity for passionate flower consumers to interact directly with growers.
There are over 200 greenhouse flower producers in Ontario, employing more than 10,000 people. Ontario growers abide by the strictest production regulations and are considered to be among the best producers in the world, using the latest technology and growing techniques. Ontario growers produce more than 80 varieties of cut flowers and 120 varieties of potted plants, including gerberas, hydrangeas, tulips, violets, geraniums, begonias and alstroemerias and more.
Local vendors participating in the Toronto Flower Market include Dodd’s Greenhouses, Dutch Mill Gardens Inc., Pioneer Flower Farms, Ultra Grow Ltd and Van Geest Bros. Limited. For more information on these or other Ontario flower growers visit www.pickOntario.ca.
99 Sudbury will also offer visitors to the market a cafe with a selection of fine beverages, including hot and iced coffees and cappuccinos, as well as an assortment of tasty fresh-baked treats.
So this Spring, choose local, Ontario grown flowers and plants!