It’s already the last week of April! It seems like it was just New Year’s!

The up and down weather can be a little tiresome with baseball games, but overall we have had a nice spring. Sometimes we are all bundled up with scarves and blankets, and other evenings it is just perfect for a game! Next week, the highs are in the 50’s or 60’s, and there are a few nights where the lows will be in the 30’s. Sunday and Monday’s lows are 35, so be on the look for frost!

Today, Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! The very first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. This was a grassroots demonstration that grew and started environmental legislation being passed in Washington. President Nixon, who was the president at this time, formed the EPA, which led to the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

If you are looking for something to do for Earth Day, The Old Farmer’s Almanac gives some great ideas for ways to celebrate Mother Earth. Here are a couple: plant a tree or plants that help pollinators, buy mulch and potting soil in bulk to reduce the number of plastic bags you use, and pass along your love for plants to your children or grandchildren, so they will continue growing plants as they get older. Finally, the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge is shuttling people by boat to Buckley Island to plant trees today! You can meet at the Williamstown Boat Ramp between 1-2 p.m.

Here’s our weekly update for outside!

Jim’s been laying block around the sign! He just has to cap it off (whatever that means!), and it will be all done! Looks good, hub!

A couple more shipments of flowers came this week! Here are the details of what you can find here at Huck’s….Geraniums, Snowflake, Sweet Potato vines, Allyson Mexican Heather, Million Bells, petunias, Coleus, Blue Wonder, Dahlias, Impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens, Gerber Daisies, Verbena, Begonias, Dainthus, Vinca, Marigolds, Portulaca, Mojave, Lavender, Bachelor’s Buttons, Succulents, Celosia, Alyssum, Salvia, and Snapdragons.

There are also vegetable plants, strawberries, and perennials as well!

Tea roses (Yay! I LOVE ROSES!) and a bunch more hanging baskets and other plants are on their way! These will be coming soon!

Do you still want to get on the list for those heirloom Anderson tomatoes? It’s still not too late! Give us a call!

Since we have been talking so much about tomatoes in our newsletter the last few weeks, I thought I would highlight a good article I read about what to add to the hole before you plant so that you can be the envy of all your neighbors, family, and friends with the biggest and sweetest tomatoes around! Here is their list: baking soda, fish heads, aspirin, eggshells, epsom salts, kelp meal, bone meal, and/or used coffee grounds. You can try one, a combination, or all eight! Maybe we can experiment and share what worked the best for us….

Here is what’s happening inside….

Graduation is going to be here before you know it! We are now taking orders for meat, cheese, veggie, fruit, and sandwich trays for graduation parties. Let Huck’s take a little of the stress away from you, so you can enjoy celebrating your loved one’s milestone accomplishment!

We had a couple requests for some more Dutch Delights chocolates. Dark Chocolate French Mint and Milk Chocolate English Toffee have both arrived this week! We have ordered Vanilla Creams, and they should come in on Wednesday. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on their arrival.

We have started to carry a regional salsa from Zanesville called Jose Madrid. It is tasty! We have 6 new pints to try with flavors like Peach Mild, Original Mild, Hot Mild, and Spanish Verde. We really do love to include local businesses at Huck’s, so we are happy to include these products on our shelves.

Duck Creek Candle Co. has just restocked with candles, melts, room sprays and potpourri! They use soy wax, and the best fragrances to get amazing smells like Granny’s Kitchen, Pumpkin Praline Crunch, Fruit Loops, and Honeysuckle.

We are stocked and full of ground beef and ground sausage from Zimmerview Meats and Market. It’s the freshest meat around!

Audrey has been making new bracelets and lip glosses. These have been added to the counter area.

Try the Elderberry Syrup or Yoder’s Good Health Recipe tonic. Jim and I like both of these!

Grab yourself the latest edition of Marietta High School’s The Original for the month of April! It’s a great way to see how the great things that are going on.

There is a big variety of chips to choose from Utz, Conn’s, Mister Bee’s, Frito Lay’s, and Walnut Creek. And there are a number of different snack mixes, peanuts, fudge, pretzels, candies, etc. There is certainly something for everyone!

If you haven’t tried our Velvet hand-dipped ice cream yet, you are missing out. Ask for a sample if you would like!

There are plenty of muffins, cookies, pies, and breads of all types. We hope you will try something new the next time you stop by!

If you are in a hurry and don’t want to wait for us to slice up your deli meat, call ahead and we can get it all ready for you. That way you can get in and out and get on with your day!

I am planning on making more floral grave vases this weekend. I also plan on ordering supplies to make some saddles this week. We can take orders for these. That will ensure you get what you would like to decorate your loved one’s headstone.

Huck’s can do all sorts of custom made meat, cheese, veggie, and sandwich trays. These are perfect for meetings, get togethers, reunions, funerals, etc. You can call, message us on Facebook, email us at, or send us a fax at 740-373-0024.

Proud to sell products from the following local small businesses:

*Cornerstone Homestead *Duck Creek Candle Co. *Duffy’s Designs *Florence Creamery *Forever Caroline *Hot Chocolate Bombs and More *Inspired Creations *Jose Madrid Salsa *Whispering Pines Bakery *Zimmerview Meats and Market


I’ll have our dates in the next couple of weeks. At that point, sports and Prom will be over. Until then….I’m swamped. Lol.

The classes below are open to anyone!

We are also starting to offer extra classes throughout the month for small groups of 8-12 people. Your group can decide what kind of class you would like to do. We have our first private class this week, so I’ll share the fun that we have next week!

June: Americana Pallet class

July: Christmas in July: Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments

July: Christmas in July: Christmas Heirloom Craft

August: Fall Mason Jars

Deli Specials this Week:

(coming shortly)

Online ordering for the Sandwich Shop is available. Lunch delivery to businesses 11-1 daily.

M-F 9:00-6:30 Sat 9-5 Sun 11-5

Thanks for all of your support! We hope you have a wonderful week!

Jim and Kirsten Goeller