Flea Market this Saturday
Newsletter 21 – Thursday, July 10, 2014
Cottage Grove open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat and Sun 9-6.
Edgerton open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 9-4.
Lucys Story – Chapter 57
Yikes, shes still at it! Yep, Im talking about my mom!
The difference is NOW that I know that she is not selling fleas but looking for stuff to sell at a flea market things arent so scary.
She keeps saying though,
I know there is more stuff here to get rid of. I just know it. What have I overlooked?
My dad and I are plum worn out. Seeking refuge in the man cave is becoming a daily habit for us.
Earlier this week, (in the cave, of course) as my dad was gently stroking my head, he looked down at me and said,
Lucy girl, hang in there! Things will be back to normal in just a few days. The flea market brouhaha will soon be over with and your mom will be done tearing up the house. Wont it be great Saturday night when its all over with? Well have some peace and quiet again.
We both love my mom, but, in regards to this flea market stuff, we think her cheese has slid off her cracker if you know what we mean!
So, at supper the other night, my dad asked my mom,
What are you going to do with all of your spare time after the flea market is done this weekend?
After giving my dad a puzzled look she replied,
Done? What ARE you talking about? There are three more flea markets after this weekend!
My dad and I looked at each other and ran for the hills! Help!
Wanted: Temporary home for good man and perfect dog.
Its Flea Market Time!
Come on out this Saturday, between 8am – 3pm and find exactly what you didnt know you needed.
Many flea market vendors are open to a little bartering. So, if you see something you like, but dont care for the price that is marked, dont be shy, make them an offer. They may say sure, then again they may make a counter-offer. That is half the fun of flea market shopping!
On Saturday morning, July 12, we will accept last minute vendors at 7:15am for this flea market. Payment must be made upon arrival and all restrictions apply.
America’s Best Flowers
2014 Flea Market Schedule and Information
|July 12||Saturday||Flea Market 8am – 3pm Rain or Shine|
|August 23||Saturday||Flea Market 8am – 3pm Rain or Shine|
|Sept 14||Sunday||Flea Market 8am – 3pm Rain or Shine|
|Oct 18||Saturday||Flea Market 8am – 3pm Rain or Shine|
Why not take advantage of the opportunity to turn your garage and basement clutter into cold hard cash!
Flea markets are not only fun, but they are so very easy to participate in! Just bring your treasures out to the greenhouse, display your items like you would for a garage sale, sit back and sell. Thats all it takes to be a flea market vendor.
Booths are still available for all our Flea Market dates!
For participation we require a non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. After you have your space set up on the morning of the flea market, Americas Best Flowers will present you with a $20.00 America’s Best Flowers gift card.
Each vendor will be allowed two parking spaces, which equals one booth, to display their wares. More vendor space is available for an additional $10.00 for each parking space. Additional space must be requested at the time of the initial registration. Each vendor is limited to only one $20.00 America’s Best Flowers gift card regardless of the number of parking spaces (booths). The flea market will be located in our huge blacktop parking lot. Rain or shine!
Set up time begins at 7am. The starting bell for the flea market is 8am and it ends at 3pm. Vendors will need to bring their own furnishings, tables, awnings, chairs, etc. For safety purposes all vendor vehicles must be parked in a separate area and will not be allowed in the market area until after 3pm. Space is limited. Dont wait to register!
We will have a specific area set up to test electrical items.
To register for this weekends flea market just stop by the greenhouse on Thursday or Friday with a check or cash for the number of booths you would like to reserve. In the memo section of your check please put Flea Market. For clarity include a short note stating how many booths you are registering for, a telephone number and/or email address for contact purposes.
To register for the August, September or October flea market, please send us a check for the number of booths you would like to reserve. In the memo section of your check please put Flea Market. Also, include a short note stating the specific flea market date(s), the number of booths you are registering for, a telephone number and/or email address for contact purposes. Our mailing address is:
America’s Best Flowers
4311 Vilas Hope Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
There are a few restrictions on what may be brought to our flea markets. They are as follows:
- No firearms or ammunition,
- No live animals,
- No flowers and/or plants,
- No alcohol or tobacco is allowed on America’s Best Flowers property.
If you are interested in joining us contact Shirley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the greenhouse at 608-222-2269.
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Cottage Grove Boy Scout Troop 145
Stop on out on Saturday and support the fundraising efforts of the Cottage Grove Boy Scout Troop 145. The troop is raising funds for their August, 2015, trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico.
Coffee and donuts will be ready for you on Saturday at 8:00 am. The troop will also be serving up hot dogs, brats, chips, soda, and water.
Come on out and relax, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the flea market and our greenhouses.
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Featured Plant of the Week Mahogany Splendor Hibiscus
(aka Maple Sugar Hibiscus)
The Mahogany Splendor Hibiscus is an awesome and dramatic annual accent plant. Its the perfect thriller for a container garden and is an ideal addition to any landscape. Its spectacular in the sun with its deep burgundy, maple-shaped leaves. This plant is drought, heat and deer resistant.
This outstanding annual is 33% off the regular price here at America’s Best Flowers!
Were Going to the Dogs!
Americas Best Flowers will be hosting fundraisers on Saturday, July 26, from 11-3pm to benefit both the Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) and Larz, the new canine member of the Cottage Grove Police Department.
Bring those dirty dogs out to our 4th Annual Dog Wash Fundraiser for the Dane County Humane Society. Tabby & Jacks Pet Grooming Service will be here to trim those long canine nails. Complete the day with your four-legged-best-friend with a professional photo session with Talbot Photography.
All proceeds from the dog wash, nail trimming and photo session go directly to the DCHS.
We are excited that Larz will be here on Saturday, July 26, to meet and greet the public. To help support our four-legged public servant, Americas Best Flowers will donate 5% of the total July 26 greenhouse sales to the Cottage Grove Police Department Canine Fund.
More tail wagging details about the dog wash and Larz, in next weeks newsletter.
Q: Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
A: Mt. Everest; it just wasnt discovered yet.
Send Al your gardening questions!
Americas Best Flowers wants to help you succeed in your gardening efforts. If you have gardening questions send an email to our Operations Manager, Al Lunde, at email@example.com. Al will get back to you promptly. Let America’s Best Flowers be your go-to greenhouse for answers.
|Sat, Jul 12||
8am 3pm Rain or Shine
|Sat, Jul 19||
Universal Saw & Tool Sharpening
9am-4pm – Get those tools ready for easier gardening.
|Sat, Jul 26||
4th Annual Dog Wash Fund Raiser for the Dane County Humane Society
11am-3pm Bring your dirty dogs out to the garden.
|Sat, Aug 9||
Customer Appreciation Day at the greenhouse!
|Sat, Aug 23||
8am 3pm Rain or Shine
|Sat, Sep 6||
Autumn Container Workshop
10am-4pm FREE soil and assistance. Create a beautiful container garden in our greenhouse and well clean up the mess. Bring in your own pots or buy some of ours.
Heres a link to the Food Network recipe for a fresh Caprese salad. A beautiful, healthy way to enjoy fresh tomatoes and basil.
- 1-1/2 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes, cored*
- 1 pound fresh mozzarella**
- 3/4 to 1 teaspoon fine salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup packed basil leaves, torn or cut into thin strips
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Slice the tomatoes and cheese into 1/4-inch thick slices. Arrange on a serving platter or individual plates in an alternating pattern. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Scatter the basil leaves over the top and drizzle with the oil. Serve at room temperature.
*Tomatoes have the sweetest taste if they have never been refrigerated, so this salad is best prepared right before your meal.
**Fresh mozzarella comes in a clear tub about the size of a sour cream container and will probably have 3 large or several smaller white balls of mozzarella floating in water. Or sometimes it’ll be wrapped in plastic.