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How Newport Became the Most Exciting Beach Town in New England - Travel+LeisureTuesday, March 27, 2018
Rizzo explained. The menu has gone from nachos and quesadillas to burrata from Narragansett Creamery and locally grown squash blossoms stuffed with house-made ricotta. Rizzo was combining some big, architectural monstera leaves with a bouquet of gladiolus and sunflowers grown on a flower farm just north of town.From left: A surfer arrives for an afternoon session at Sachuest Beach, a.k.a. Second Beach, a local favorite; guests at Castle Hill Inn, a historic Newport estate, take in the view of Narragansett Bay.Brian W. FerryRizzo's penchant for loose arrangements and unexpected combinations — instead of the hydrangeas and rose balls that were once de rigueur in a place like Newport — has proven popular. Because the town is one of America's premier wedding destinations, she's especially busy in summer, but she is in demand all year long. From La Forge Casino, we walked a few doors down to the Audrain Automobile Museum, another of her clients, which showcases some of the rarest and most precious cars on earth. (Another automotive palace, th... http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/newport-rhode-island-beach-town
These are the best florists, chocolatiers, and candy shops in Boston, according to Yelp reviewers - Boston.comTuesday, April 04, 2017
Asheville tailgate edibles make great holiday gifts - Asheville Citizen-TimesTuesday, December 13, 2016
Food and beverages make perfect presents, and area farmers tailgate markets have so much to offer!Some of the best gifts are meant to be consumed soon after purchase. Local eggnog from Mills River Creamery is a delicious contribution to any holiday dinner or party — creamy and sweet (but not too sweet), it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Find Mills River Creamery’s eggnog from Brittain Farms at the West Asheville Tailgate Market.Nothing is sweeter, both literally and figuratively, than local honey. There are honey vendors at most of the winter/holiday markets. At the North Asheville Holiday Bazaar, stop by Dave’s Raw Honey. He’s got sourwood honey, extracted in July from flowers of the sourwood tree, which he calls “the Cadillac of honeys” and has a light, delicate flavor. Dave also has other honeys gathered earlier, in May, from flowers of the mountain blackberry and tulip poplar, which have a fuller flavor than that of sourwood honey.Jam is a classic edible gift, one that’s a great choice for someone you aren’t sure what to get. Some local jams to give a try: Root Bottom Farm has their Bear’s Jam, which won in the West Asheville Tailgate Market jam contest this past summer. Find their jam at the West Asheville Tailgate Market for one more week. Imladris Farm has a range of jam flavors from their sixth generation farm. They also have locally,... http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/home-garden/2016/12/09/asheville-tailgate-edibles-make-great-holiday-gifts/95050210/
How Portland's 100-year-old Alpenrose went from dairy to institution - OregonLive.comFriday, January 29, 2016
Cadonau Jr. said.Today, Alpenrose packages its products with labels for grocery store private brands, another way to stay ahead of the creamery industry's cardboard-thin profit margins. They produced about 1.5 million gallons of milk in December, about average, though it tends to spike in the winter and then drop in the summer when ice cream takes over production time.About 170 employees work in the plant, working in shifts that keep the plant running from 4 a.m. to sometimes 9 p.m. each day."To keep up with it, you have to run," said plant manager Bryce McKinnon, who married into the family and took the job 5 years ago after leaving Nike.Alpenrose was one of the last dairies to quit door-to-door delivery in the 1970s, said Cadonau Jr. At their height of "retail routes," there were 35,000 customers getting fresh milk on their doorstep. Alpenrose competed with Carnation and Mayflower – now Darigold. Eventually, all succumbed to the grocery store. Five-hundred-unit delivery trucks just couldn't beat the efficiency of 30,000-unit semi trucks.Now the dairy tries to distinguish itself with milk-based products such as cottage cheese and sour cream. Those products take a little more finesse. Co-president Rod Birkland eats cottage cheese every morning, reporting his notes back to the maker. It's a careful balance between too thick and too watery, Birkland said.A community businessAs technology and the economy forced the family to morph the business, they retained a connection to Portlanders that Cadonau Jr. and Birkland credit with the dairy's continued success.Now 70, Cadonau Jr. remembers one summer night, standing at the center of the field under the lights, pitching a no-hitter. That night his team lost by one run. He sobbed afterward.Take a journey backLater, he coached his own kids on the same field. Those kids grew up. Now he watches his grandsons play ball, sitting in the stands alongside generations of Portlanders who also hold close their own memories of spending time at Alpenrose and the many local institutions it helped build.Even after selling its milking herd, the family kept 30 to 40 cows at the dairy, not to supply the creamery, but to teach fourth graders on field trips how to milk a cow. After, the kids would cross the street to "grandma's house," where they took off their shoes and munched ice cream and cookies Rosina Cadonau baked them with some Alpenrose milk.Some of those children came back at Christmas to visit Dairyville and the Western Town, a series of displays and shops with frontier-era facades. Perhaps their school choir or dance group performed at the opera house, built on the foundation of a hay barn that burned down.Or maybe they now watch their own grandmother perform with the Northwest Senior Theater. On a recent January afternoon, they were on the stage singing Judy Garland's "Trolley Song" to 630 empty ornate chairs that Cadonau Jr. bought for 10 cents from a Portland theater that was going out of business.The activities portion of Alpenrose almost takes as much room as the dairy operation now.The next major addition came in 1967, when Franz Powell of Kissler's Cyclery, a Southwest Portland bike shop, approached Carl Cadonau Sr. about building a race track. After the reception the baseball field received, Cadonau agreed.For two years, cyclists used a track in the dairy's front parking lot. But the Pan American games were... http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2016/01/alpenrose_dairy_lasts_100_year.html
Local holiday gifts at Asheville, Buncombe tailgate markets - Asheville Citizen-TimesFriday, December 04, 2015
Almost all vegetable producers will have them, but you might have to show up early, before they sell out.•Other food staples: Butter is great for making rich winter dishes. Pick up Mills River Creamery butter from Joe Brittain, of Brittain Farms, at the West Asheville Tailgate Market.•Gift certificates: Ask your market manager if they have gift certificates available. Or, purchase tokens as a stocking stuffer.For a complete list of Appalachian Grown certified tailgate markets browse ASAP’s online Local Food Guide or online farmers market calendar.ASHEVILLE-AREA TAILGATE MARKETSFor markets outside Buncombe County, see the Home & Garden calendar in this section or visit www.CITIZEN-TIMES.com or www.buyappalachian.org/search/tailgate_markets.•Asheville City Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Asheville Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte St. www.asapconnections.org. Last day of season: Dec. 19.•North Asheville Tailgate Market: noon-3 p.m. Saturdays, UNC Asheville Campus Commuter Lot C. Take Weaver Boulevard to campus entrance at traffic circle; first parking lot on right. Last day of season: Dec. 19.•Weaverville Holiday Market: 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays. On the hill overlooking Lake Louise behind the Community Center on Weaverville Highway. Last day of season: Dec. 23.•West Asheville Indoor Holiday Market: 2:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Mothlight at Mr Fred’s, 701 Haywood Road. Last day of season: Dec. 22.Read or Share this story: http://avlne.ws/1Qk5m3z... http://www.citizen-times.com/story/life/2015/12/04/local-holiday-gifts-asheville-buncombe-tailgate-markets/76774138/
What You Need to Know about Milwaukee's Newest Flower-powered Startup - Milwaukee MagazineWednesday, April 11, 2018
Steven Dyme founded an innovative, flower-powered startup in 2012, while enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The idea was simple – he figured he could sell a few hundred floral bouquets to parents for a local high school graduation ceremony, donating half the money he made to charity and keeping the other half to cover some of his college costs. But soon families at other high schools caught wind of the project and wanted to buy bouquets too. Eventually, Dyme was able to turn his college side hustle into a fully fledged company, keeping charity a central component of its mission.Now the company, Flowers for Dreams, operates out of Chicago and Milwaukee and is slated to open a brick and mortar store in Walker’s Point in less than a month. In anticipation of the event, we sat down with marketing manager Lindsay Leinenkugel to ask her about the company and its charitable focus. How is Flowers for Dreams unlike a traditional florist?First and foremost, we give back 25 percent of profits to charity every month. And we’re actively putting on events with the charities and partnering with them. Flowers for Dreams i...
Johnson's Florist and Garden Center in Tenleytown to close, cites raised rent - Washington TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
American University, to allow the longtime shop to continue operating there.American University has rented the commercial space that Johnson’s occupies at Van Ness Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW for the last decade.On Jan. 3, the shop — which employs about 50 people and sells a wide variety of items including house plants and floral arrangements — posted a notice saying the university had increased the rent, forcing it to close.“They increased the rent by about 30 percent,” Johnson’s general manager, John Williams, told The Washington Times.Tenleytown neighbors formed an ad hoc committee to help Johnson’s remain open and requested meetings with AU President Sylvia M. Burwell. On Wednesday night, the committee met with university representatives in what turned into tense, back-and-forth exchanges. Ms. Burwell did not attend the meeting.The verbal exchanges often spun in circles due to a non-disclosure agreement in Johnson’s lease. This was especially clear when Charles Smith, the university’s commercial property manager, said the shop had released information online about its rental negotiations “that wasn’t true.”“It was our understanding that you raised the rent,” said one resident.“I’m not going to get into the specifics,” Mr. Smith replied.When neighbors asked whether the space...
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
South Carolina, Yeti coolers were in the top five. Pedicures made the top five most popular list in Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.Flickr, RaySunglasses made the top five list in several states, including Alaska, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
8 hotels for a Valentine's Day getaway in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells offers couples massages.(Photo: Sundara Inn & Spa)Devin Remiker considers himself a bit of a romantic guy. So for Valentine’s Day last year, the 25-year-old La Crosse resident surprised his girlfriend, who lives in Madison, by taking her for a getaway to Eau Claire’s hip Oxbow Hotel. He scored big points with dinner at the boutique hotel’s Lakely Restaurant and champagne delivered to their room. They also had a retro Lakely cocktail or two, which he described as one of the highlights of the visit. “It was a great time and we saw Grammy Award-winning musician Sean Carey of the band Bon Iver playing there that night,” Remiker said. The special dinner-and-stay package included a four-course dinner. For Valentine’s Day 2018, they returned in late January for another visit as part a special Supper Club dinner at the Lakely. On Feb. 14 they plan to see Bon Iver in Milwaukee, which Remiker said is “Eau Claire-related.”This year, th...