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The origins of the SFFM go back to the late 1800’s when flower growers brought their product to Lotta’s Fountain in downtown San Francisco to sell to local flower shops. The need for a centrally-located space o bring together the ethnically-diverse groups of flower growers led to the opening of a market at 5th and Howard Streets in 1924.


After almost 65 years at 6th and Brannan without any major renovations or updates, Kilroy Realty Corporation is planning to build the Flower Market a brand new, efficient, and environmentally sustainable wholesale marketplace at 901 16th Street in San Francisco’s historic Potrero Hill neighborhood.


In September 1956, the grand opening of the current San Francisco Terminal marked the establishment of an industry. Today, there are over 60 vendors and purveyors of cut flowers, potted plants, and floral supplies. It has evolved from a “growers” market to being a marketplace for floral wholesalers.

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