San Francisco Wholesale Flower Mart - The origins of the San Francisco Flower Mart go back to the late 1800's when land was plentiful. Local flower growers could bring their product to Lotta's fountain in downtown San Francisco three days a week, selling their product to local flower shops. As flower growers expanded production areas outside of the Bay Area and as product from other parts of United States came in, the need for a larger more modern permanent facility led to the design and construction of the current market at Sixth and Brannan Streets in the South of Market area of San Francisco. Officially known as the San Francisco Flower Mart, it now houses over 60 vendors, purveyors of cut flowers, potted plants, blooming plants and floral supplies.
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