Spring has sprung and we're ready for another week at The Local. This week our friends at The Polaroid Studio will be here to take FREE spring portraits. All you need to do is show up!
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*PS. Pets are always welcome!
This week's market features over 35 vendors, food from Fusion Peru & Munchy Dreams, and a special giveaway from Grow 'Em Plant Co.
A special thank you to Grow 'Em Plant Co for sponsoring this week's giveaway, a diffenbachia and a small plant. Learn more about the creator, Kristin Hamons, below.
To sign up for your chance to win a dieffenbachia plant and a small plant, head to the Lake Walk or Grow 'Em Plant Co's tent.
This giveaway entry is only open at The Local during operating hours. To sign up, simply head to the welcome table at the Lake Walk tent and scan the QR code or head to the highlighted vendor where they will also have a QR code giveaway form.
Q & A with owner, Kristin Hamons
How long has your business been in operation?
Almost 2 years (Est. September 2020)
How did you get started?
Having a cute little plant shop is secretly every horticulturist dream. Okay, maybe it's not that much of a secret! I have a bachelor of science in horticulture from Texas A&M University and as you may have expected, my apartment was full of plants- that I mostly sourced online -and I always had a small patio garden. Near the beginning of the pandemic, I was moving and needed to downsize my collection. Friends and I always talked about me popping up at the Local to do so. When I looked into it, you needed to have a business to participate, which got me thinking...a few months later I decided it was now or never. I was going to start a pop-up plant shop to serve the Bryan-College Station community. I was often disappointed by my online purchases and we can all agree that nothing compares to plant shopping in person. I am so glad I decided to jump into the unknown and start Grow 'Em Plant Co. I've made countless friends and grown so much through this venture. What started off as a pop-up plant shop has been an avenue for all kinds of projects like landscaping, fundraisers, profit shares, and interiorscaping to name a few- and it all started here at the
What products can customers expect from you?
There's always something new growin' on! This season I'm still offering the classics such as golden pothos and monstera deliciosa, but I'm spicing things up with cuttings and plants from my personal collection, so you can expect some hard to find plants like albo monstera sprinkled throughout the season. I'm also planning to set-up a potting station in the near future, so you can refill your empty pots this spring at the Local!
What is your favorite product you offer?
Gosh, it's hard to pick just one plant! I think my favorite one would be sansevieria. They are such hardy, versatile plants and unless you have a pet that likes to nibble on your plants, I recommend them to most everyone. I used to think they were rather boring, but then I came to appreciate their resilience and discovered there are so many cool varieties to collect.
What is one thing customers might not know about you/your business that you'd like them
I love giving back to my local community and helping my fellow Ags, so I partner with orgs to help host profit shares and fundraisers. I've had a few repeat TAMU Organizations, but I don't think many students know about this part of Grow 'Em.
Why do you think people should visit The Local?
If I wasn't a vendor, I would still attend the Local all the time! It's a great way to break up your work-week and treat yourself or find a gift for someone. You can trust that the products being offered are high quality at that! There are so many diverse vendors to check out and it's always changing. It's not an event that if you go to one, you've been to them all.
Angelle's Floral Provided the two Bouquets.
Ready Set Picnic provided and set up the back drop.
Photos taken by The Polaroid Studio.