Friday, October 16, 2015
Visiting the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market
I've wanted to visit the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market for a couple of years now. I'd planned to satisfy my curiosity during the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in February but that hadn't worked out, two years running. Finally last Friday morning I was able to visit. I left Portland bright and early and arrived just after 11am...
I was hoping for autumn bounty and I wasn't disappointed.
Of course visiting during the last hour they were open for the week probably didn't give me the best look at what they're all about. If you want to see what's regularly offered follow them on Instagram, they're pretty on top of posting great photos.
From their website: "a farmer-owned cooperative established in 2011 and committed to providing the very best the Pacific Northwest has to offer in cut flowers, greens and ornamentals from sixteen Washington, Oregon and Alaska flower farms. Located inside the landmark Original Rainier Brewery in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, the market bustles each week as farmers sell their flowers, greens, potted plants and ornamentals directly from the market floor to local florists, stores and professional buyers. As the seasons change, so does the array of vibrant and fresh local products available at the market. We provide our customers with a wide range of unique, unusual and seasonal floral offerings allowing them to fully express their creativity."
This section as marked as "California Product"...of course. Unfortunately these things don't grow in these parts...
It was pretty empty (of people and product), imagine this area bustling with activity. And the scent? Yes, the air was pretty lovely.
The textures of the curly branches and the exposed layers of the wall, gorgeous.
I could have spent a fortune...
Instead I just bought a handful of Tennessee Dancing Gourds, which I shared with friends and brought home..."to spin them take the neck between your middle finger and thumb and snap your fingers with a quick action. Kids in Tennessee used to bring them to school as toys." (source) who knew?
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