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Planting The Seed - NWAOnlineMonday, April 11, 2016
Mercy Medical. bellavistaar.gov/farmers-market or (479) 936-6314.BentonvilleDowntown Bentonville Market — 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays starting April 23 on the square. downtownbentonville.org.BerryvilleBerryville Farmers Market — 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays starting April 30 on the square. 870-654-5589.Eureka SpringsEureka Springs Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 19. www.facebook.com/ESFarmersMarket.FayettevilleFayetteville Farmers’ Market — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 2, on the square. fayettevillefarmersmarket.org or 236-2910.Wren Thicket Market — 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, year-round on School Avenue. wrenthicketmarket.com.GravetteGravette Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays starting April 16 downtown. cityofgravette-ar.gov.Green ForestGreen Forest Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon Wednesdays starting May 4 on the square. facebook.com/GreenForestFarmersMarket or 870-654-5589.Holiday IslandHoliday Island Farmers Market — 4 p.m.-dark Fridays beginning April 1 at Veterans Memorial Park. 417-846-3616.HuntsvilleMadison County Market — 7 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Saturdays starting April 12 on the Huntsville square. 456-2314.JasperNewton County Farmers Market — 3-6 p.m. Fridays on the square and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at the Extension Office starting April 15. 870-446-2240 or facebook.com/NewtonCountyFarmersMarket.ParisParis Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays starting in May in Eiffel Tower Park. parisarkansas.locallygrown.net or 847-5174.Pea RidgePea Ridge Farmers Market — 1-5 p.m. Sundays starting April 10 on Slack Street in front of the police department. 381-2897.RogersRogers Farmers Market — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. inside on Saturdays year round; 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays starting April 30 at Frisco Station Mall. www.facebook.com/rogersfarmermkt or 246-8383.Siloam SpringsSiloam Springs Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 26 at City Park. siloamsprings.locallygrown.net.SpringdaleSpringdale Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting May 7 at the Jones Center. springdalefarmersm... http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/apr/01/planting-the-seed-20160401/?features
Where to pick your own pumpkins, apples and flowers around DC - Washington PostSaturday, October 17, 2015
It’s not uncommon to spot alpacas, llamas and goats walking around, but hands off those — this isn’t a petting zoo.Mackintosh Fruit Farm1608 Russell Road, Berryville, Va.; 540-955-6225, mackintoshfruitfarm.comCurrent Pickings: Apples, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, squash, tomatoes and pumpkinsOwner Bill Mackintosh puts it best: “If you’re looking to gain a little weight, this is a great place to go.” The family-run farm sells fruit pies, soft-serve ice cream, Mexican food and cheesecakes. Luckily there are also dirt-path walking trails to work off those calories. In addition to squirrels and deer, you’re likely to spot wood carvings done by local artists. “You never know when you’ll see a scary face, a bear,” Macintosh says. “It’s pretty neat.”Great Country Farms18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, Va.; 540-554-2073, greatcountryfarms.comCurrent Pickings: Apples and pumpkinsIf you didn’t know any better, you’d think Mark and Kate Zurschmeide really disliked pumpkins: At their farm’s Pumpkin Chunkin’ event (Nov. 1-3), outdated jack-o’-lanterns are dropped from a 40-footlift or hitched to a zip line to meet their fate. (Leftovers are fed to the farm animals and the money raised goes to charity.) Other signs the Zurschmeides know how to have a good time: their small vineyard across the street (Bluemont Vineyard) and their brewery up the road (Dirt Farm Brewing). Stop by for a glass after your picking’s over. Says Kate: “Come withyour family, have a picnic at the farm, and go to the vineyard and brewery, where there’s things for kids to enjoy,” like grape soda on tap made from grapes grown on the farm.Marker-Miller Orchards3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, Va.; 540-662-1391, markermillerorchards.comCurrent Pickings: Pumpkins and 11 varieties of applesA funny thing happens when people visit this farm: They don’t want to leave. “People will pick their own and then ask, ‘Can we just walk around?’?“ says Heather McKay, manager and co-owner of Marker-Miller Orchards. “We give people a chance to unwind and be with their family for a little bit.” The 450-acre farm was founded in 1908 and is open from June through December. Kids can get their kicks on wagon rides around the farm, where they’ll spot cattle and pigs (no touching, please!) and row upon row of berries, peaches, apricots, pumpkins, tomatoes and many varieties of apples. A large farm market sells jams, jellies and just about any kind of pie you can imagine. On weekends, Marker-Miller has been known to sell more than 400 apple cider doughnuts made with just-pressed apple cider and rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
Florist Fire outgrows Hyde Park Village, relocates to Davis Islands - Tampa Bay TimesTuesday, January 08, 2019
TAMPA -- Florist Fire Design House creates award-winning florals for any special occasion: weddings, corporate parties, charity events “and just because flowers make everyone happy,” said Gayle Zerr, the owner/lead designer who relocated the floral shop to downtown Davis Islands last month.“We outgrew our space in Hyde Park Village,” Zerr said. “I really like the sense of community on Davis Islands and felt it needed a neighborhood flower shop.”Weddings keep the business busy year round and account for 75 percent of the work.“I love weddings,” Zerr said. “We’ve done themes from traditional to Bollywood, a really fun one with exotic flowers, incense and lanterns.”Corporate and charitable clients, including Wine, Women and Shoes and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital gala can take 80 hours of planning and preparing, she said.“We did a Dali event where we copied his paintings and portrayed them in florals... https://www.tampabay.com/news/hillsborough/city-times/florist-fire-outgrows-hyde-park-village-relocates-to-davis-island-20181011/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Enderby florist pick of B.C.'s crop - Princeton Similkameen Spotlight - Similkameen SpotlightTuesday, January 08, 2019
An Enderby florist is again blooming as one of B.C.’s best.Crocus Floral Design has picked up the award for Best Wedding Florist- Overall, for the second year in a row at the B.C. Professional Wedding Awards.See: Enderby florist wins Best in B.C. Owner Janice Robillard“So honoured to be chosen as B.C.’s Best Wedding Florist Overall,” said owner Janice Robillard.The winning design came from a wedding with Kelowna’s Vintage Origami Weddings, a finalist in the awards.“This was the best wedding ever with the most amazing team of people involved,” said Robillard. “We are all winners.”From the photographer, “who captured the hearts of the judges I am sure,” to the, “fantastic bride and groom,” and Vintage Origami’s decor. “who’s dreams and visions are always a pleasure to create.”Crocus Floral Design opened five years ago in the North Okanagan and has since been recognized locally and provincially.See:... https://www.similkameenspotlight.com/business/enderby-florist-pick-of-b-c-s-crop/
Century-Old Nunziato Florists Closes, Building Sells for $3.6 M - Sunnyside PostTuesday, January 08, 2019
Nunzato Florists at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave. (Queens Post)Dec. 26, 2018 By Nathaly PesantezWoodside’s Nunziato Florists has closed, with the Roosevelt Avenue building it called home recently selling and marking the end of an era for the neighborhood.The florist, located at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave., closed up shop in recent months after operating out of the one-story building on the busy corridor for nearly a century.Property records show that the shop, along with the two-story home next door at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., were sold for about $3.68 million in late November.The property at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., next to the flower shop, which sold as part of the same transaction. (Google Maps)The buyer is listed simply as “52 Roosevelt Ave Inc,” but shares an address with AA Realty First, a Flushing-based real estate management company.The developer has yet to file new building or demolition plans, and did not immediately respond to questions about its plans for the property.Nunziato Florists... https://sunnysidepost.com/century-old-nunziato-florists-closes-building-sells-for-3-6-m
Roots in Bloom entrepreneur returns to her roots - The GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
ION — Cassie Hammarmeister’s new business is rooted in her pursuit of wellness.Long Para:1 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- On Aug. 1, Hammarmeister opened Roots in Bloom, a florist and wellness business in a historic Marion home.Long Para:2 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- “It’s all very personal,” Hammarmeister said of the path that led her to the new business. “It’s scary to put it out there, but maybe it will help set someone else free.”Long Para:3 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- After Hammarmeister completed a floriculture program at Kirkwood Community College, she worked at a couple smaller flower shops before taking a manager position at a large florist in the Corridor.Long Para:4 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- “I was running a business and dealing with personal stuff in my 20s,” she said. “I didn’t appreciate working with nature.”Long Para:5 Long Pra Total: 17 Total Para Total: 23-- It was those personal issues, including chronic back pain and struggles with anxiety and depression, that drew her to a new career as a wellness practitioner. In 2011, she attended Carlson College to become a licensed massage therapist.Long Para:6 Long Pra Tota... http://thegazette.com/subject/news/business/roots-in-bloom-marion-iowa-florist-wellness-corridor-cbd-yoga-20180827