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Feast gift guide: 15 (mostly) local ideas ready for wrapping paper - Sacramento BeeTuesday, December 15, 2015
Though the website does not yet list specifics for 2016 demos, they happen most Mondays. The cards also are good for regular restaurant meals. The Green Boheme (1611 Lead Hill Blvd., Suite 160, Roseville); 916- 474-5609; www.the-green-boheme.myshopify.com.C. MeyerLocal honey from Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies ($6-$7 per pound plus container)One of the best ways to taste the flavors of Sacramento is through its honey. At Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies, you can choose from a variety of single-flower honeys that highlight different notes and aromas. The orange blossom honey, for instance, has a distinct orange zest flavor and gentle bitter finish and is good with tea. The wildflower is more nuanced, with caramel and floral notes, perhaps has slight grassy aroma, and an overall richness that many like for baking. For a hefty gift, consider a 4-pound jar for $27.95 to $31.95. Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies (2110 X St.); 916-451-2337; www.sacramentobeekeeping.com. B.A.R.Matchbook The Arsonist 2012 red table wine ($22)A bottle of wine can’t be beat as a go-to holiday gift. Plenty of regional vintners offer rich wines for a fair price, but in this case, we’re looking at Yolo County and a petit verdot-based wine that offers a full-bodied drinking experience, a moderate alcohol level of 13.8 percent and a very reasonable price tag. This densely colored wine is blended with cabernet sauvignon and merlot for a Bordeaux-like blend that pairs smashingly with a juicy holiday roast. Available at Nugget Markets and at www.crewwines.com.C. MaciasMidtown Jerky ($7-$8)Beef jerky is the food that helped win the Old West, but a far less rugged recipe comes from Ryan Dye’s Midtown Jerky Co. The tasty snack comes in three flavors (with Bacon on the near horizon): Sesame Citrus, with orange juice in the marinade, topped with white sesame seeds; Black Pepper, packing a bit of bite and chew; and Sweet Heat, rich with brown sugar and crushed red peppers. The beef is sourced from choice cuts of top round and eye of round. Find them online at www.midtownjerky.com and in markets throughout midtown.span class="ng_tagline_c... http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/article45540711.html
Meet the Vendors: The Heavy Metal Florist of Coyoacán Market Tells All - Culinary BackstreetsThursday, May 02, 2019
Jonathan Renata Belmont, a bearded man of tall stature with a penchant for heavy metal.He rents the spaces from his aunts who inherited them from his grandmother, another florist who dedicated her life to the craft. For the past 14 years, he and his brother Marcos have run the show.“It’s a tough job like any job,” Jonathan says. “It has its stressful side, its exhaustive side. It requires a lot of dedication.”As a market vendor in Mexico City, a day off is a rarity. “There is no designated vacation here,” he says. “Days off, practically we don’t have them. Being in a touristic center that receives Mexican and foreign tourism means that when others have vacation, we work. There’s always movement here, so we have to be working.”When they started, the two brothers were each at the market about 362 days per year. Nowadays, either Jonathan or Marcos can be found selling flowers and arrangements every day aside from Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The rest of the year, each manages to take a total of around 15 days off. Holidays and weekends are mandatory work days, being times when there is the most foot traffic, even if, as Jonathan says, the flocks of tourists are not often looking to purchase flowers.Prices for produce at the market are inflated in comparison with the weekly, roving tianguis markets and neighborhood grocers. But the displays of fruits and vegetables are nevertheless enticing. As central Mexico’s dry season comes to an end, the variety of local goods will soar dramatically.Mangoes, avocados, guava, strawberries, blackberries, mamey and figs are among Jonathan’s favorite fruits that come into season between May and August. Into the summer, he says, you’ll see more variety such as juicy peaches and pomegranates, often incorporated into national dishes, such as chiles en nogada.“The entire year we have a lot of variety here,” Jonathan says. “But in late spring and summer time, the produce tends to be more related to the rainy season. Local mushrooms cult... https://culinarybackstreets.com/cities-category/mexico-city/2019/meet-the-vendors-2/
Perspective | This D.C. florist's secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - The Washington PostThursday, May 02, 2019
Cheryl Diaz MeyerFor The Washington PostPhil Caruso, right, and his son Michael Caruso at the family business, Caruso Florist, which was started in Washington in 1903. It is one of Washington’s most durable businesses. I lope with my Tumi backpack east down M Street NW across Connecticut Avenue on a humid August morning in Washington. On the sidewalk in front of me is an eruption of petunias, roses and sunflowers that make me think I am on the way to Emerald City.“It’s so people know we are open,” owner Phil Caruso says as I arrive. Caruso, 86, his fist full of roses, plants himself amid the melange and hands out singles to passersby.“To brighten your day,” he says as he hands a rose to a woman, who performs a balancing act with her coffee thermos and rolled-up newspaper. His Caruso Florist is a Washington institution, a 114-year-old family business that sells $2 million worth of flowers and fruit boxes each year. Caruso products launch some marriages and rescue others. Their flowers celebrate lives well lived. They grace law firms and dentist offices, taking the sting out of both. Their arran... https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/this-dc-florists-secret-to-surviving-114-years-and-four-generations/2017/08/18/ee1a0152-836e-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html
Dozens Gather in Washington to Lobby for Key Industry Issues - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
The most important thing to me is that I got to go in there and make the case in person for my business.”This week, more than 90 retail florists, wholesalers, suppliers and growers came together during the Society of American Florists’ 39th annual Congressional Action Days to meet lawmakers and key congressional staff, discuss important issues, learn from subject matter experts, reaffirm connections and forge new relationships. In a time of deep partisanship, SAF members from 28 states, including 16 first-time attendees, used civility, personal stories and data from their individual businesses to lobby Democrats and Republicans for common sense solutions in the immigration system and to advocate for research funding and a critical federal crop report. Like Fountain, they also expressed their opposition to the effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15.“Lobbying can be a force for good,” said Cheryl Denham, AzMF, of Arizona Family Florist in Phoenix, an SAF volunteer leader and longtime CAD participant who introduced many of the expert speakers for the two-day event.To read the rest of the story, please go to: Society of American Florists ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/dozens-gather-in-washington-to-lobby-for-key-industry-issues/
Katy Dalton Acquires Fairfield Floral Business, Launches Blossoms & Blooms - Fairfield Sun TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Without missing a beat, Fairfield and area residents will continue to be served by a local florist.With the recent sale of the building that had housed In The Garden Floral, new owner of the building, Andy Watson, sold the floral business to Fairfield’s Katy Dalton. Katy’s business will be Blossoms & Blooms. For now, Katy will operate from her home.Katy grew up in Fairfield. Her grandma, Loyann Kimmery, owned and operated the flower shop when Katy’s dad, Tim Kolste, was growing up.Katy graduated from Fairfield High School in 1998. She has an associate degree in Interior Design from MSU-COT and she received her certificate in floral design from The Floral Design Institute in Portland, Oregon. Over the years Katy has worked at several different floral shops in the area: Electric City Conservatory, Kranz Flower and Gifts, and Great Falls Floral. She also worked at Bitterroot Floral in Missoula. When Joan Myrhe, at In The Garden Floral, needed extra help during the holidays or while she was on vacation Katy was there to step in.Katy plans to serve the same broad area a... https://www.fairfieldsuntimes.com/news/local/katy-dalton-acquires-fairfield-floral-business-launches-blossoms-blooms/article_a355a62e-57db-11e9-8b38-7fe643195f52.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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