CULTIVATING A NORTHWEST FLORAL INDUSTRY THAT VALUES AND SUPPORTS LOCAL GROWERS
As soon as I arrived in Seattle, Washington, I knew I had to visit Seattle Wholesaler Growers Market (SWGM)! SWGM is a farmers’ cooperative market located inside a historic warehouse building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Here flower farmers from Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska gather to sell off their flowers, greens, potted plants and ornamentals directly to local florists, flower shops and professional buyers.
SWGM is open year round on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. It does offer hours to the Public on Fridays from 10-2.
Why SWGM is so inspiring…
“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.
Flower farming has long been part of America’s rich agricultural heritage and is a passion driven industry. By sharing resources and working together, we – the Pacific Northwest farmers and community members who make up this innovative market – are keeping local farmers on their land, adding jobs and helping to preserve an important part of our farming heritage for future generations.”
I’ve had the pleasure of a personal tour of SWGM given by Debra Prinzing. I quite enjoyed meeting Diane from Jello Mold Farms & Kim from Oregon Coastal Flowers, amongst others, plus, running into other floral designers who were there shopping. On December 12 SWGM hosted an open house and I was invited to attend & showcase my book, Bella Bouquets. While there I photographed the beauty of SWGM which I’d like to share with all of you…
5840 Airport Way South, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98108