wholesale/discount flower sources in Mass?

aspringerFebruary 24, 2005

Hi, I am not a professional but maybe someone can help me. I have volunteered to do flower arrangements for a friend's informal, low-budget wedding. This will be my wedding gift to them. Can anyone recommend a good source of flowers so that I won't have to pay the high retail prices in the Boston area? Is there any way as a non-professional that I can buy flowers wholesale, or at least well-priced or discount? Thanks for all ideas.

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flowerfarmer

You didn't mention the month of the wedding; but, if it is going to be during market season, here are some options:

Children's Museum Farmers Market
Congress Street in front of Children's Museum
Boston, MA
Contact: Danielle Andrews
(617) 442-1322
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL
July-October
Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WIC Coupons

City Hall Plaza Farmers Market
Boston City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02202
Contact: Federation of
MA Farmers Markets
(781) 893-8222
Fax: (781) 893-8777
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL
May-November
Monday & Wednesday,
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
WIC Coupons
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Copley Square Farmers Market
St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02202
Contact: Federation of MA Farmers Markets
(781) 893-8222
Fax: (781) 893-8777
SEASONAL
May-November
Tuesday & Friday,
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
WIC Coupons

Dudley Town Common
Farmers Market
Dudley Town Common
Dudley Street & Blue Hill Avenue
Boston, MA
Contact: Danielle Andrews
(617) 442-1322
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL
June-October
Tuesday & Thursday,
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
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Franklin Park Farmers Market
Franklin Park Road, next to zoo
main entrance
Boston, MA 02110
Contact: Jamiese Martian
(617) 822-7134
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL
July-October
Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
WIC Coupons

Jamaica Plain Farmers Market
Fleet Bank parking lot
Centre Street
Boston, MA
Contact: Glenn Stillman
(508) 867-7193
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL
July-October
Tuesday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.
WIC Coupons
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    Bookmark   February 25, 2005 at 7:29AM
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superphosphate

There is a florist's exchange in Boston's south end.
Has early hours.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2005 at 4:41PM
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aspringer

Thanks for the Famer's Markets, but the wedding is in March. In season, I will for sure visit those markets, though! Have been looking around, and not much in the way of floral material seems to be available at this time of year. About the florist's exchange, is it open to the public/retail? I was under the impression that most of the wholesalers required a tax ID number so they would sell to the trade only.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2005 at 4:51PM
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superphosphate

I was there once as a seller and there was no tax ID stuff.
A tax ID might be cheap, if you really needed it.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2005 at 5:35PM
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feramy(z6 MA)

Do you know the address of the Flower Exchange in Boston? I can't seem to find where it is located. Also do you know if there is a place in New Hampshire as well that sells wholesale/discount flowers?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2005 at 12:20PM
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Cady(6b/Sunset34 MA)

I think it's the Flower and Produce Exchange. It's on what used to be the Southeast Expressway in South Boston. Try a Google.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2005 at 2:59PM
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laag(z6CapeCod)

The wedding was in March.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2005 at 10:52PM
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dogwire

Have you checked out Blooms By The Box? I've used them for parties and luncheons. Everything is guaranteed in stock and they ship same day... Wholesale to public.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cut Flowers at Wholesale Prices : BloomsByTheBox.com

    Bookmark   October 25, 2007 at 9:06PM
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