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Sugar and Stonecrop

Sometimes things happen so magically, it gives me goosebumps. While assessing our business plan and looking at the future of Stonecrop Farm last fall, I got a message from the folks at Sugar Magnolia. The timing was perfect. We were looking for another outlet for our flowers, but unsure of the route or the commitment level that would take.

I’d been in to see the goodies at Sugar Magnolia and enjoy some ice cream, but didn’t personally know these go-getters that had made such an impact on Main Street. Well, Michelle and Tom Raub just took a leap of faith and bought a double door flower cooler for their fabulous space. And they’re going to let us fill it with flowers.

Starting in April, when you want a bouquet or a formal vase arrangement, you can pick one up during any of Sugar Magnolia’s many, many hours of operation. (That’s seven days a week.) We will be restocking it with our farm-fresh blossoms several times a week. They will even deliver an arrangement to someone who needs flowers more than you.

As a bonus, I’m learning business lessons from the professionals and getting in on the ground floor of their wedding and event endeavors. And the store makes a great place for me to meet with clients and talk about wedding visions over hot chocolate or ice cream.

Thanks to the whole team at Sugar Magnolia for becoming our business partner. We hope their sunny space is a great location for you to grab an arrangement for the kitchen, the office, an anniversary gift, or birthday gift for someone who has everything.

It’s a great time to renew our commitment to Blacksburg, the town that has given so much support to our family farm. This marks the sixteen year of Stonecrop Farm’s participation in the Blacksburg Farmers Market and now can be part of Blacksburg every day.