Local Flower Shop News
Susan Bachman West to become president of floral retailer Bachman's - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, November 01, 2016
Bachman’s 670-acre Lakeville growing and wholesale operation.Bachman West is one of three fifth-generation Bachmans involved in the business. She declined to say whether she is heir apparent to Dale Bachman, saying she’s always focused on the job at hand. ... http://www.startribune.com/susan-bachman-west-to-become-president-of-floral-retailer-bachman-s/377501531/
The goal: collecting 5 tons of food from a Roseville farmers' market - Lillie NewsMonday, November 16, 2015
I respond well to food."Meeting needsSt. Paul Farmers' Market organizes the Corpus Christi market, along with 18 others in the metro."From Andover to Lakeville," Nancy Allen, an office manager from SPFM, said of the organization's scope.Allen said that Sande's efforts fit in well at the market. Food is being donated to those in need, while vendors still sell much of the food to customers, who donate it."It's wonderful; it's a win-win situation," she said.Christine Pulver, director of basic needs at Keystone, said that Sande and folks like him are integral in supporting the community service provider's food shelf."The growers who donate the food and folks like Gerry who coordinate these donations are people who keep our services moving," Pulver said. "Through these donations we were able to provide unlimited fresh produce to our participants during the growing season."With respect to that "unlimited fresh produce," Sande explained that those who use the food shelf can typically take home a certain weight of non-perishable foods, while the produce from the farmers' market isn't weighed as a part of that total.As such, both he and Cavanaugh said that the produce goes fast. Sande said he remembers the biggest day he'd ever had — 980 pounds of produce collected — and that a couple days later, all that remained of it at Keystone were five milk crates of fresh food out of the half-ton.Eyes on next yearFarmers' market customers know Sande; folks passed by to say hello and warm greetings are exchanged.A handful of people dutifully dropped bags of food at his truck, and at least one exchanged a $10 bill for a $5."I take cash," Sande said, "which I promptly go spend [on produce in the market] when I'm not answering reporter's questions."Asked if his sights are set on next May, Sande laughed in affirmation and explained, "I'm kind of hooked on [doing this]; there are so many nice people ... people are so generous if you give them an opportunity."Sande said that during his off-season — the winter — he hunkers down and reads books, spends time with his wife, grown daughters and grandchildren. He said that he and his wife used to be snowbirds, heading for more southern climes in the winter. But they have since given that up, explaining that both he and his wife are from North Dakota."We're already 'south' for the winter," he said, laughing.Thinking of May 2016, Sande says he'd like to get another person out at another market, doing the same thing he does, noting the Aldrich Arena farmers' market in Maplewood would be a good place to set up shop and collect food-shelf donations."I've been trying to find ways to expand," he said, adding, "I'm trying to recruit somebody," seemingly with that somebody in mind.When all was said and done with the last farmers' market of the year at Corpus Christi, Cavanaugh phoned in the results."It was head and shoulders over," she said, reporting that Sande had collected 11,022 pounds of food, just more than 5 1/2 tons.Mike Munzenrider can be reached at email@example.com or 651-748-7813. Follow him on Twitter @mmunzenrider.Food shelf winter needsKeystone Community Services Director of Basic Needs Christine Pulver says that as winter comes on, food shelf distribution shifts.“The amount of produce available will decline, and the majority will come from the food bank system and local retailers,” Pulver says.“We are always in need of ethnic foods and staple foods used in many cuisines — rice, pasta, flour, etc. — and high protein foods such as tuna, canned chicken and chili.”For more information about Keystone head to www.keystonecommunityservices.org or call 651-645-0349. http://www.lillienews.com/articles/2015/11/03/goal-collecting-5-tons-food-roseville-farmers%25E2%2580%2599-market
'HOOSIERS WE'VE LOST': Lifelong florist never hesitated to help those in need - The RepublicWednesday, March 31, 2021
The series appears daily at therepublic.com.Name: Dawn SheetsCity/Town: IndianapolisAge: 93Died: April 16Dawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process.“She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able to help in that way at that time,” daughter Cathy Hiatt said.Helping others, faith and family were the pillars of Sheets’ life. Her compassion was matched by her late husband Ken’s, who became her primary caretaker as she dealt with dementia until he died in December.In early April, Dawn Sheets developed a cough and began running a temperature. She had a COVID-19 test on April 10. On April 13 the test came back positive for COVID-19. She died April 16 at a memory care facility in Hendricks County.“When people think of Mom, they always think of Dad, too,” daughter Dianne Boyd said. “It was always Ken and Dawn, and Daw... http://www.therepublic.com/2021/03/30/hoosiers-weve-lost-lifelong-florist-never-hesitated-to-help-those-in-need/
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
5 Best Florists in San Diego?? - Kev's BestWednesday, March 31, 2021
Florist. Source: PixabayBelow is a list of the top and leading Florists in San Diego. To help you find the best Florists located near you in San Diego, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.San Diego’s Best Florists:The top rated Florists in San Diego are:Allen’s Flowers & Plants – favored floral shop with humble beginningsBalboa Florist San Diego – unique gift items paired with fresh cutsWholesale Flowers and Supplies – San Diego’s hidden gemRosita’s Flower Shop of San Diego – flower decorations with passion and sincerityHouse of Stemms – largest selection of imported bloomsAllen’s Flowers & PlantsAllen’s Flowers & Plants. Source: Screenshot from www.allensflowers.comAllen’s Flowers & Plants has been winning the hearts of San Diegans for more than 30 years now. The store has a humble beginning with its original shop located at the back of a station wagon. Today they are known as a premier florist in the whole county. They specialize in arrangeme... https://kevsbest.com/best-florists-in-san-diego/
Valley Florist in E. Templeton receives $10K in startup money - Worcester Business JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
Valley Florist and Greenhouse in East Templeton has received a $10,000 small business loan from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corp., the Fitchburg organization announced Friday.Brendan Loughman, owner of the company, received the loan, with funds earmarked for startup costs and inventory.Loughman has an advanced certification in floral design, as well as years of experience as a floral designer, according to a NCMDC press release. NCMDC, the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, is a microloan lender which can provide loans to small businesses up to $150,000.Loughman was referred to NCMDC by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University in Worcester. https://www.wbjournal.com/article/valley-florist-in-e-templeton-receives-10k-in-startup-money
Florist Software Market Current Development, Growth Rate by Manufacturers – Curate, RisoEvent, Floranext, Lobiloo, FloristWare POS System, Ularas, ShopKeep, Hana POS, The Floral POS, Details Flowers Software - The Market EagleWednesday, March 31, 2021
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