I have been buying flowers at the San Francisco Flower Market for decades. I grew up in San Francisco. The S.F. Flower Market opens up a portion of the market to the public most days after 9:00 AM. I used to buy flowers for myself way before I became a florist. I have been a florist for over 22 years now. Enjoy this little video about both the San Francisco Flower Market and Ano Nuevo Wholesale Flowers.
I often bring “newbies” in to help me with large flower jobs. I have yet to have one of them leave without saying, “I had no idea there was so much involved in arranging flowers.” It is so true!!! From getting up in the middle of the night and driving to the San Francisco Flower Market, to stripping foliage from the flower stems to washing buckets and vases to hold the fresh flowers, it is a dirty, ugly job, that turns into something so beautiful, one would never think there was a dirty/messy side to the process.