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83 free things to do this summer in the city of Vancouver - Daily HiveTuesday, June 25, 2019
Riley Park and Nat Bailey Stadium Farmers’ MarketWhat: Each week you can look forward to finding locally grown vegetables and fruit, meat and seafood from local ranchers and fishermen, artisan cheese and bread, herbs and seasonal nursery items, baked goods, prepared foods and artisanal crafts.When: Open year round on Saturday (except December 28)Time: 10 am to 2 pmWhere: Riley Park Plaza – 50E. 30th Ave., Vancouver, Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, VancouverAdmission: FreeGranville Island Public MarketGranville Island Public Market (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)What: Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and some tasty must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market, you’re going to leave happy and full.When: Open year round 7 days a weekTime: 9 am to 7 pmWhere: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville IslandAdmission: FreeRichmond Country FarmsWhat: Family-owned and operated for nearly 40 years, Richmond Country Farms is the farm stand adjacent to Highway... https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-free-events-summer-2019
Flowers for the Fallen - Newport News TimesTuesday, June 25, 2019
Depoe Bay bridge, filled the Whale Watching Center and flooded the harbor parking lot on Monday morning. All gathered to honor the men and women who died in the line of duty, as well as fishermen lost at sea and firefighters who sacrificed their lives to serve others. This remembering was carried forward through the viewers and participants of the Fleet of Flowers.Before the procession of vessels — decked out in flowers and cedar wreaths — made its way out to sea, there was a celebration of life for those being honored. In addition to musical offerings — from bagpipes and trumpets to guitars and singing — there was a presentation of the colors and a speech from City Councilor Jerome Grant, who honored a since-passed fisherman who saved his life on a December morning in 1988: George Tomlinson, who lost his life at sea just a few years later. The crowd also viewed a 21 gun salute before the ships left the docks.Once they did, however, it was a sight to behold. With the Enterprise at the front, the flowered vessels proceeded under the bridge and out to a buoy on the sea, where the fleet formed a circle. A Coast Guard helicopter then flew over to drop a ceremonial wreath into the water, as a loved one la... https://newportnewstimes.com/article/flowers-for-the-fallen
Susan In The Sky with Spring Flowers - Ricochet.comTuesday, May 21, 2019
As we sauntered around the store, we found everything perfectly laid out for our purposes. Dar and I both selected rain gear that would have made a New England fisherman green with envy, while Sue had found a raincoat-like ensemble in soft and shimmery pink.After we made the purchases, Sue edged her small frame into Dar’s. “There is one more thing we have to do, Dar.”“I think I know what you mean. It is Carol’s surprise from you, for her and Jim and the baby. Right?”She beamed a smile of pure sunshine at him. “Yep, the very same.”We all squeezed into the front seat of his 1973 aqua GMC truck. Dar carefully angled it down the streets back to my house. But at the last moment, he veered off Langdon to Gilman. There on a shady tree-edged bit of property sat an old but sturdy farmhouse.Lilacs bloomed from every possible nook and cranny. It had a screened in porch, and something about it tugged at my heart.“So guess what? Yesterday I put a down payment on this place,” said Sue. “We have a full year’s lease, first and last month already paid, and we move in the first week in July. Little Baby Dude or Baby Madam will be two weeks old by then.”My face must have carried a worried expression. “Now don’t go looking at me like that. There is plenty of room for you and me and the baby. You married love birds will have the master bedroom. And there’s a whole room to serve as Jim’s music studio, as soon as the Army lets leave of him and he is back here with you.”I couldn’t make my voice go above a whisper. “What if he never gets back?” The Army had somehow managed to put his paperwork into a dark hole faster than that of all the dark holes of Calcutta. And they kept saying he would be wise to stay in the service.Something he didn’t want anymore, and I couldn’t fathom either of us agreeing to.“Don’t worry so much. He’ll be back.” Anyone looking over us from the outside would see why the friendship worked. She was the sunny optimist, me the pessimist. Even our bike rides around Madison were like that. She zoomed ahead, whimsical and daring, while I followed slowly behind. Occasionally I served as a “pick” as though I played basketball on bike: totally needing to intervene and stop some random car from mowing her down.“It’s made for us, don’t you think? The old tenants are moving out later this month. We can go in and have a look at it then.”“Susan, I don’t know what to say.”“Tell me you like it?”I couldn’t find a single word to say. I leaned in and hugged her, and she held me. Then without knowing how it happened, the moment was pressed into my memory, to stay there solid like a huge and glorious tree. And happy/sad this memory was, like a vista so beautiful that it seems both that you could reach out forever and touch it always, or that it could never have happened.Next thing I knew it was June and Jim was clear and free of his duty to the US Army. We were so happy to be together all the time. Before I knew it, I had the baby. We were staying on a farm not far from LaCrosse Wisconsin.And Sue and Dar h... https://ricochet.com/623926/susan-in-the-sky-with-spring-flowers/
Fill your list with gnomes, home-grown gems and more with the 2018 Treasure gift guide - Idaho StatesmanTuesday, December 04, 2018
Buy her vintage-inspired earrings and other accessories at Mixed Greens, Flying M Coffeehouse Gift Shop, and Idaho Made for $4-$30.The fly fishermen or women in your life will enjoy the “Idaho River Maps and Fishing Guide” by Greg Thomas and Gary Lewis ($24.95 at Rediscovered Book Shop and other area book sellers) and expert fly fisherman Nate Brumley’s “Addicted to the Rise” ($49.95 at DryFlyInnovations.com.) It’s an interactive book and video that will help them hone their technique, from fly tying to casting.There are lots of holiday cocktails out there, but whatever time of year, the bloody mary is always in season. If you put a bloody mary basket together, make the centerpiece Three Bar Bloody Mary Mix, a local family business since 1935. It’s the perfect combination of flavor and spice, and it’s as good without alcohol as it is with. It also works for a marinade. It’s $8 to $11.99 at Idaho State Liquor Stores, Albertsons, Winco and other area outlets. Jodi Peterson: Giving from the heart Jodi Peterson has made an impact in Boise on several fronts. As the co-head of Interfaith Sanctuary, she works on innovative programs with the city’s homeless population and also co-produces the popular “X-treme Holiday X-travaganza” with her fia... https://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article222346790.html
The Last Minute: Flower Bomb At Everett Bus StopTuesday, August 28, 2018
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America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more firstname.lastname@example.org 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
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 ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html