So many exciting things happening! Spring/summer markets are starting up and some great news to share about my retail outlets.
First--the markets: We bid adieux to the Norfield Grange's winter market in Weston until next fall, but today I took flowers to the New Canaan Farmers' Market. Despite the dreariness of the day, it was a great opening day at New Canaan. Thank you to all who turned out to support local growers and specialty food merchants. While we will not be at New Canaan every week, will are happy to be there as a guest vendor.
A bit closer to home, Greenfield Hill market opens for the summer next weekend (one week after Mother's Day). Our tulips are winding down, but Dutch Iris, columbine and alliums are starting to make an appearance, and it won't be too long until the fabulous peonies burst open. Can't wait.
Now, onto the other retail news-- Indulge By Mersene is a fantastically cute and chic little store located across the street from the Westport/Saugatuck train station, on the New York-bound side. Indulge truly has something for everyone, and specializes in amazing gift baskets, which are perfectly personalized for each recipient. Together with Mersene Norbom- THE Mersene of Indulge by Mersene, we are working to make Butternut Gardens flowers available at Indulge. Indulge will soon be expanding its space, making room for more great items, and more Butternut Gardens flowers. If you have a moment, treat yourself to a fun visit to Indulge by Mersene at 24 Railroad Place.
Finally, across the tracks, on the New Haven-bound side of the Westport/Saugatuck train station, and also at the Greens Farms train station, Steam, a new coffee bar, which specializes in "locally inspired and chef-inspired foods" will open as early as June in each of the two renovated station houses. Right inside, thanks to Steam, you'll find Butternut Gardens flowers! So, if you are a train commuter, or are just driving by, you'll have a new place to pick up the BG blooms and other great fare. More on this in another few weeks.