Granville Flower Shop News
83 free things to do this summer in the city of Vancouver - Daily HiveTuesday, June 25, 2019
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 99 off Steveston. Open from early spring to just ahead of Christmas, the market has a bounty of fresh local produce and prepared goods.When: Open Thursdays to Sundays until December 2019Time: 9 am to 7 pmWhere: 12900 Steveston Highway, RichmondAdmission: FreeKwantlen Street Farmers’ Market – SurreyWhat: The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, locally brewed beer and BC wines, SPCA certified chicken and eggs, freshly baked French breads and pastries, and natural soap and body care products.When: Every Saturday to June 29, 2019Time: 11 am to 3 pmWhere: Kwantl... https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-free-events-summer-2019
Flowers power effort to help more kids study musicTuesday, August 28, 2018
An enterprising Granville youth is satisfying the needs of his bar mitzvah service project and helping money-challenged, musically-inclined area students through the power of flowers. When Eli Davidoff, a soon-to-be seventh-grader at Granville Middle School learned the cost of the saxophone needed for his musical studies, the “seeds” were planted for a philanthropic idea, according to his mother, Heather. During fifth grade, Eli joined the Newark-Granville Youth Orchestra. In sixth grade, he decided to add the saxophone to his musical repertoire, which already included playing the viola. Heather said Eli’s realization then that “not everyone could afford” to play a musical instrument inspired him to support the Youth Orchestra’s “Overture Project,” created to assist low-income youth in the area “to learn to play a musical instrument, which can be a very expensive undertaking,” according to a fact sheet prepared by Eli and family. It continues: “The ‘Overture Project’ helps to secure instrument rentals, lessons, and mentorship opportunities from professional musicians in the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra. How great is that?!?” Casting around for ideas for ... https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/granville/2018/08/14/flowers-power-effort-help-more-lower-income-kids-study-music/934013002/
Lucca's Flower Truck: A Mobile Flower Shop - The Newark AdvocateTuesday, February 27, 2018
Newark. Additionally, on Friday, May 4, Lucca’s will be at the Vintage & Made Market in Lancaster and on Saturday, May 12 Lucca's will appear at the Branches of Green Mother's Day sale at 1015 Granville Rd in Newark.To see where Alexa and Lucca’s go next, follow Lucca's Flower Truck on Facebook.Read or Share this story: http://ohne.ws/2omeHk5... http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/2018/02/23/luccas-flower-truck-mobile-flower-shop/342369002/
6 ways to celebrate Mother's Day on a budget in Vancouver - Vancouver CourierMonday, May 08, 2017
Think of the adage “time is gold.” On Mother’s Day, take your mom out on an adventure and explore Vancouver. Walk around Gastown, bike around the seawall, explore Granville Island or sit by the water at English Bay. And, like tourists who come to our city this time of the year, TAKE TONS OF PHOTOS. After all, time is fleeting and you need something to remember the quality moment that you and your mom shared together. Plan the day — you know you want to. Take her out for dinner If you’re in the mood to go old-school, why not take her out for dinner? It’s the quintessential way to celebrate most special occasions. Consider going to Ask for Luigiwhere you can enjoy items starting at $10, or go for pizza, pasta, and perhaps a gelato at Bella Gelateria. Both of the restaurants are participating in Mother’s Day of Giving, a fundraiser where a portion of the restaurant sales are donated to B.C. Women’s Hospital (For more participating restaurants, click here). Donate to a charity (bonus points if it’s her favourite) Remember when mom told you that it’s good to share? Then what better way to honour her than showing her you listened. Make your mama proud by donating to her favourite charity. If you have time, turn it into a bonding activity — how aboutrecycling for a cause? See? Talk about making her proud. TELL HER YOU LOVE HER (We know you do, you wouldn’t be reading this list if you didn’t, right?) Jennifer Lopez, in one of her songs, wrote “love don’t cost a thing.” Guess what? She’s right. C’mon, don’t be shy. Hug your mom. Tell her you love her. It’s direct, it’s effective, and ready for this? It’s free. Whatever you end up doing on Mother’s Day, or before then, remember the point of the celebration. It’s a time dedicated to reflecting on and celebrating the powerful women in our lives — mothers or mother figures. Leonardo DiCaprio said after his Oscar win that his “mother is a walking miracle.” Go ahead and celebrate the “miracle” in your life. email@example.com... http://www.vancourier.com/living/6-ways-to-celebrate-mother-s-day-on-a-budget-in-vancouver-1.18485848
Canadian Food Gift Basket Services For The Foodies In Your Life - Huffington Post CanadaTuesday, September 06, 2016
Toronto! Perfect for: Coffee lovers.Company: Edible Canada Location: Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. Services: Edible Canada is a company that specializes in putting together Canada-themed gourmet gift baskets. Find everything from maple cream fudge to birch syrup and organic fair trade chocolate packed into these gift baskets, or select baskets filled with products from local Canadian companies, such as Hardbite Chips and Rainbow Crisps. Perfect for: Out of towners that want to get to know a bit more about Canadian cuisine, or the Canadiana fanatic that just can't get enough of local Canadian companies.Company: Sweet Jane's Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Services: Specializing in sweets and special events, Sweet Jane's is a staple in Halifax for all kinds of special occasions. Most gift baskets come in themes, such as "Summer Fiesta" or "Paris Picnic," so you're bound to find at least one basket for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. Perfect for: Any special occasion.Company: Thirty Bench Wine Club Location: Beamsville, Ontario (Niagara region) Services: Give the gift of a membership to the Thirty Bench Wine Club designed to grant wine lovers access to Small Lot wines based out of the Beamsville Bench in Ontario's Niagara region. Every three months, members receive a shipment of a couple wines with tasting notes about each, and members also receive access to free tastings at the wineries themselves. Perfect for: Wine lovers.Company: Pacific Basket Company Location: Vancouver, B.C. Services: This gift basket company has pretty much every kind of possible basket under the sun, from country living, lemon and BBQ themes to the traditional fruit basket. The site is easy to search and baskets ship out of Vancouver to all over North America. Perfect for: Literally every occasion. Think weddings, welcome home parties, anniversaries, birthdays, baby/wedding showers, gifts for the golf fanatic, sail boat enthusiast and more.Company: Boodles Of Baskets Location: Windsor, Ontario Services: This gift basket service specializes in every kind of food and gift theme imaginable. Find baskets filled with fudge, popcorn, cookies, cakes, candy bouquets and more, and there's even a monthly gift basket club with gifts suited to each holiday or season, so your loved one can receive gifts throughout the year. Perfect for: Someone who doesn't want to think about gift giving throughout the year — it's already covered!Company: Naked Snacks Location: Vancouver, B.C. Services: This snack delivery company sends out wholesome, healthy snacks to your office for a special treat during your work day! You can send a single box or get a three-month or six-month plan which includes five bags... http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/08/31/food-gift-baskets-canada_n_11787682.html
Nexus Capital Management Acquires FTD's Consumer and Florist Businesses - PRNewswireTuesday, September 10, 2019
I look forward to working with the FTD leadership team and all of our employees to take FTD to new heights."FTD headquarters will remain in the Chicago, Illinois area.About FTDFTD has been a leader in the floral industry for over a century. We are a private equity-backed company with one of the largest florist networks in the world, supported by the iconic Mercury Man® logo displayed in over 30,000 floral shops in more than 125 countries. We partner with local florists to hand-craft floral arrangements available for same-day delivery on FTD.com and ProFlowers.com. In addition to delivering flowers, we support locally-owned retail florists by providing technology, marketing, and digital services to members of our florist network. For all of life's occasions and everyday moments, visit FTD.com, ProFlowers.com and ProPlants.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @ftdflowers. We love helping our customers #sayitwithflowers.About NexusNexus was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Nexus employs a flexible investment mandate that focuses on long-term value creation by partnering with leading management teams and businesses. For more information on Nexus, please visit www.nexuslp.com. Contact: Emily Bucholz FTD, LLC 630-724-6692 l firstname.lastname@example.orgSOURCE FTD; Nexus... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nexus-capital-management-acquires-ftds-consumer-and-florist-businesses-300906422.html
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 email@example.com 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/