You know how certain things will just energize and excite you so much that you have a hard time sleeping for several nights? I’m still on that high after this past week’s trip to Americasmart in Atlanta.
I’m sure most of you have heard of “Market” – which is 3 builidngs of about 15 stories each where twice a year store owners and professionals go to see the products that vendors have available for purchase. This year there were more than 8000 brands represented there!
In 2 and a half days, we walked and shopped all the floors that housed the type items that we felt the farm’s customers would like to see in the gift shop. We picked up brands that are unique to our area and tried to keep within the theme of florals, gardens, and farm decor. Items will begin rolling in over the next couple weeks and we will set up the shop as they do. We’d like for the shop to be a place where you can come and get great cool items alongside our fresh eggs and honey that we produce. There will also be t shirts and hats with the farm logo on them. And don’t forget the flowers of course! Both our bouquets and over 100 potted peonies (several of which are rare and hard to come by). Look for the shop to open up with regular hours sometime late spring.
Below are some of the brands we will be carrying:
Hester and Cook – paper tablescapes, cards and gift wrap
Michel Design Works – bath and body, kitchen
Chive – vases and containers
Burton + Burton – vases and containers
SuperMoss – beneficial insect houses, bird houses and feeders, and planters
Brumate – beverage vessels
Accent Decor – home decor, vases, and containers
Primitives by Kathy – home decor and stationery
Robotime, Plus Plus, and Schleich – toys
And more including another local Huntsville owned business!
While we were there, we opened up our inaugural CSA floral subscription season for purchases. Boy, was it exciting to see those things come through like crazy and you guys supported us so well that we sold out in less than an hour! There is a wait list started and if you’d like to be added to that, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main season/summer subscriptions will be more numerous so if you missed this time, please consider trying again when we release those.