TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to the summer which means planting season is in full bloom. It’s also time for the 30th annual “Flower Day Weekend” at the Toledo Farmers Market. That’s the largest flower and garden event in Northwest Ohio.
Right now the market is quiet and empty, but tomorrow it will be transformed into bustling and colorful.
“It will be a sea of flowers from one end to the other,” said Gini Behrendt.
Organizers like Gini Behrendt are gearing up for the tens of thousands of people anticipated to come shop this weekend. From pottery and jewelry to fruits and herbs, you can get it all here.
This Saturday and Monday are “Market Days,” but Sunday is special – it’s “Flower Day.”
“It’s so gorgeous. It’s so colorful and people come from everywhere just to find plants that they might not find somewhere else,” said Behrendt.
More than 40 local greenhouses set up shop and around 100 vendors are on hand.
“People come here all three days because they go home, they plant what they buy, and then they come back for more!” said Behrendt.
“Just about any type of flower that is native in this area will be available and if there is something that you see or that you want that you don’t see, let the growers know because all of these people are local,” said Dan Madigan. He’s the Executive Director of the Farmers’ Market Association of Toledo.
The market is open year-round and a place generations of farmers have grown up and sold produce.
“It’s part of the Toledo fabric,” said Behrendt.
‘It is one of Toledo’s best kept secrets but also we’ve been around since 1832. I think it’s time for people to come on down and shop,” said Madigan.
Saturday: Market Day 8 AM-2 PM
Sunday: Flower Day 8 AM-3 PM
Monday: Market Day 8 AM-2 PM
Market Street will be closed for the event.
More details: http://www.toledofarmersmarket.com/flower-day