Featured Business

Wenke Greenhouses

5071 Market St.
Kalamazoo MI 49048
Phone: 269-388-2266


Where the Earth Laughs in Flowers
Retail Garden Center & Nursery located on the corner of Sprinkle and Market in Kalamazoo, MI
Our Retail Garden Center & Nursery is known for having the best selection of quality annuals, perennials and vegetables - priced just right with free inspiration and helpful staff always available. 
Wenke Greenhouses is a local, family owned business that produces and distributes bedding plants (the flowers you plant outside around your home), vegetables for home gardeners, and poinsettias. We have a retail garden center in Kalamazoo and 40 acres of wholesale production in Kalamazoo, MI and Douglas, GA.

2014 Summer Directory

Our Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo Summer 2014 Directory will be printed in May. 5000 copies of the directory will be printed and distributed to over 400 locations in the greater Kalamazoo area.  We have acrylic brochure holders to use to display the directories in your location. Directories and brochure holders will be available at our May 20th After 5 Networking Event at WMUK.   

We encourage members to purchase an enhanced ad in the directory. The ad can list your hours and other pertinent information about your business, including photos. If you are not a current member now would be a good time to join, so you will be included in the new directory.

Download Enhanced Ad information sheet

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To build awareness of the benefits of supporting local independent businesses.

Vision:  To be the voice for independent businesses in the greater Kalamazoo area and to educate consumers to buy locally.

Upcoming Events

After 5 Networking Event

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5:30 to 7:00 pm
1st floor, Friedmann Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Our next After 5 will be held at WMUK, on the first floor of Feidmann Hall at Western Michigan University. WMUK 102.1 fm is our local NPR station and features local arts and news!

Sticker Kalamazoo - June Art Hop

June 6, 2014
5pm to 8pm
Downtown Kalamazoo Mall


Celebrate the arts! Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo volunteers will be downtown on Friday night, June 6th during the Art Hop. We will hand out stickers to community members and distribute Buy Local brochures, posters and other materials from member locations on the Downtown Mall. Volunteers are needed! Please contact Linda at director@buylocalkalamazoo.org to volunteer.

Independents Week!

July 1 to 7 , 2014

Greater Kalamazoo area


Celebrate Your Independents! Independents Weeks is a part of a nationwide campaign that encourages local businesses and community members to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurism. Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo joins with hundreds of communities across the nation to celebrate the freedoms and opportunities independent businesses provide. We thank local businesses for their unique contributions to our community and thank community members for supporting locally owned and independent businesses.

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