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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.
Alicia Vikander wanted to become a florist - Cleveland AmericanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Alicia Vikander dreamed of being a florist as a child.The Academy Award-winning actress - who stars as Lara Croft in the new 'Tomb Raider' movie - has admitted to harbouring a number of professional ambitions during her youth, saying that at one stage she wanted to sell flowers for a living.Asked what she wanted to do as a child, Alicia shared: "My God, I wanted to be everything, from a florist to a dancer and an actress. I wanted to be a singer or a dancer, and it was not until ... it was actually a clip that was found of me on Swedish television not long ago that I don't have any memory of. But apparently in this interview at seven years old, I said that I wanted to be an actress. I actually had no clue I wanted to do that."The Swedish actress was a huge fan of adventure movies, such as 'The Mummy' and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, during her younger years.And Alicia, 29 - who is married to fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender - has admitted that Bruce Willis was her "first crush".Quizzed about her obsession with... http://www.theclevelandamerican.com/lifestyles/entertainment/alicia-vikander-wanted-to-become-a-florist/article_2303a68f-6cbb-5cb1-bec9-25d51a379264.html
Free Flower Friday spreads cheer across Greater Cincinnati - WLWT CincinnatiWednesday, March 14, 2018
Do you roll over and go back to sleep, or do you write down the idea to later bring it to life? Advertisement. Matt Hiatt of Hiatt's Florist and Gifts ... http://www.wlwt.com/article/free-flower-friday-spreads-cheer-across-greater-cincinnati/19378303
5 Mistakes Brides Make When Choosing Wedding Flowers - Brides.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
We're not talking unsightly floral combinations here, but rather about the way brides approach meeting with their florists—much of it having to do with expectation vs. reality. To get the inside track on what to avoid and how to approach thinking about flowers for your wedding, we spoke to the oh-so-talented Victoria Ahn of Designs by Ahn, a New York City based floral company. Take note, brides-to-be, there's a whole lot of super useful info packed into these 5 tips on what to avoid when choosing wedding flowers!Photo Courtesy of CLY by Matthew Photography" data-id="5a96faa90f0ce0052e6ab5fe" data-type="image-embed" data-reactid="139" readability="0.74193548387097" Photo Courtesy of CLY by Matthew PhotographyFlowers by Designs by AhnUnorganized Inspiration BoardsWhen brides put together an inspiration board of their ideas, it can be quite helpful. However, if the collection of images doesn’t follow a theme within the same color palette and style, it can be confusing and more difficult for the florist to understand what the bride actually wants to see on her wedding day. If your photos seem to be all over the place, and you need help deciding on the best route to go for your wedding, have a discussion with the florist first. They can help steer you in the right direction, and you’...
Cook Florist celebrates 75 years - The CountyWednesday, March 14, 2018
When Sidney and Edna Cook opened Cook Florist on Main Street in Presque Isle on Oct. 1, 1943, the Presque Isle Air Force Base brought numerous individuals to Aroostook County and local businesses thrived in the region. PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — When Sidney and Edna Cook opened Cook Florist on Main Street in Presque Isle on Oct. 1, 1943, the Presque Isle Air Force Base brought numerous individuals to Aroostook County and local businesses thrived in the region. Sidney Cook already owned a gas station, which included a bike rental shop, that had many soldiers from the Air Force base as customers.The Cooks had always enjoyed growing and cutting flowers and after a while people began asking them to make floral arrangements for special occasions. The couple realized that they could create a great business out of that community need and so one year Edna Cook attended the Gorney School of Floral Art in Boston. She and her husband opened Cook Florist not long afterward.Today the Cooks’ granddaughter Karen Duncan is the third-gener...
5 Great Places to Get Flowers - WLKY LouisvilleWednesday, March 14, 2018
WLKY Louisville5 Great Places to Get FlowersWLKY LouisvilleWith three locations in Louisville (St. Matthews, East End and Dixie Highway), Nanz & Kraft is a full-service florist. They are also one of Louisville's oldest businesses, dating back to 1850. There are many options here for flowers. You can walk in a ...and more »... http://www.wlky.com/article/5-great-places-to-get-flowers/16758231