Another week, another amazing Tuesday at The Local!
This week's market features over 30 vendors, food from Munchy Dreams and Taco Boss , and a special giveaway from Angelle's Floral. Keep scrolling for a few tips and tricks to keep your Angelle's Floral bouquets feeling fresh for weeks to come.
Special thank you to Angelle's Floral for sponsoring this week's giveaway of a 1 month subscription to her design classes. Learn more about owner Angelle Smith below and keep scrolling for a few helpful tips on how to keep your flowers alive longer!
To sign up for your chance to win Angelle's Floral April design, head to the Lake Walk or Angelle's Floral'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, Angelle Smith
How long has your business been in operation?
How did you get started?
I started my business at 15 years old as a high school ag project, and fell in love with it! I slowly worked up from doing my friends’ prom boutonnières and corsages to full-out weddings! I now work full time and live off of the business at 20 years old, which has been a huge blessing. For 2022, I am already booked with 25 weddings, and anticipate at least a few more by the end of the year!
What products can customers expect from you?
At The Local, I offer pre-made designs, customizable wrapped bouquets I make in front of you and hanging eucalyptus for your shower! I also offer seasonal items like fresh pine wreaths and pumpkin designs.
What is your favorite product you offer?
My favorite product would have to be a toss-up between the hanging shower eucalyptus and the BYO bouquets. I have so many locals that regularly buy eucalyptus for their shower from me, and some even say it has improved their stress after a long day or even allergy relief! The BYO bouquets are such an experience for my customers, and I love seeing the individuality of each person’s flower choices in their bouquets!
What is one thing customers might not know about you/your business that you'd like them to know?
Customers may not know that I primarily do weddings! The Local is a way for me to get out into the community and meet lovely people, but my everyday job consists of wedding meetings, ordering wedding flowers, and designing all things wedding on the weekends!
Why do you think people should visit The Local?
The Local is a place where I have regular customers, vendor neighbors turned family, and a huge sense of community. I have made so many relationships throughout the entire community of BCS through the Local! I could not be more grateful for that. Having a one-stop-shop where you can support a huge number of small local businesses, in a beautiful outdoor setting, is something you can’t pass up.
Flower tips & FAQs from Angelle Smith
Tips for keeping your flowers alive longer
re-water everyday ( if in foam, chicken wire, etc)
trim the stems and change out the water every other day ( for fresh cut flowers in vases or water)
only use distilled water
use a flower food packet in the correct ratio for re-watering
remove any dead leaf or flower as they wilt
keep away from direct sun or windows
keep away from any fruit, even if storing in a fridge
Q: Do you have to use distilled water for flowers?
A: You don't have to, they will be okay with tap water they just wont last as long. Tap/drinking water have minerals in them that are good for our bodies, but actually "clog" stems and prevent them from up-taking water. Distilled water is just water with all minerals and additives removed, which is why it's best for fresh cut flowers. Also, shower water specifically will kill flowers faster- it likely has a water softener in it & the high salt content destroys the perfect flower water pH.
Q: Why can't I put my flowers near fruit? What does it do?
A: Fruits release a gas called ethylene as they ripen/age, which makes flowers ripen/age faster, making them wilt faster.