BC-grown plants and flowers via our Dutch Auction method for over 50 years.
How it works
A Dutch auction happens on "clocks", and is really an auction in reverse. Instead of the price starting low and rising, a Dutch auction starts high and the price drops until a buyer purchases the product. During our live floral auctions we have three or four auctions happening concurrently, represented by each of the active “clocks” selling product. Each clock sells its own category of product, divided between cut flowers, potted plants, and "virtual" product for next day delivery.
Watch our video on how the auction works:
UFG is a Co-operative of BC plant and flower growers, and 90-95% of the products we sell are grown right here in BC.
Is the auction for me?
The auction is a pre-wholesale market, and doesn't fit every floral purchasing need.
If you rely on a weekly or seasonal volume supply of fresh cut flowers and potted plants for your business and value easy access to a wide range of BC floriculture growers, then the auction may be for you.
To see if the auction is a fit for your business, have a look at product minimums you can expect when purchasing on the auction market.
Interested in being an auction buyer? Let's talk about next steps.
Intro to UFG
Watch the video below for a short intro to UFG and our customers.
In order to open an account with UFG, you need to hold a valid business license within the floral industry. UFG customers pay an annual Customer Commission of 3.3% of invoices totals up to $950CAD per year. When you open an account with us, the first $400CAD is charged up front.
Everyone who wants to purchase directly on the auction must attend a training session at UFG, held twice a month at UFG on Wednesday mornings at 10:00am.
If you live outside the Metro Vancouver area, we can work around that. Send us an email and we'll get the process started.
To find out about the next available training date:
Our "Getting Started on the Auction" booklet gives an overview of what we talk about during our auction training sessions.
If you want to learn more, download it below in PDF format and have a look. When you come for training we will also provide you a paper copy.
Download our Auction Training booklet:
Learn more about how to purchase using our website and Remote Buyer program by watching our online tutorial videos.
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See what's selling
Interested in seeing what's currently selling on the auction market? Our Floral Market Place lets you explore what's been selling on the auction over the past two weeks, as well as historically over the past year.
Once your account is set up, you can log in to see pricing information and order through our Commission Buyers or direct from our growers.
See what's been selling on the auction: