Well, April is in the books! It’s been cool for the last week or so, but it looks like it will warm up later this week!
The first round of voting for The Marietta Times Reader’s Choice Awards begins on Thursday, May 4th and goes through Thursday, May 11th! You can vote every single day one time! Jim and I were excited to hear that Huck’s was nominated in 8 categories this year: Farmer’s Market, Crafts, Deli, Bakery, Lunch, Produce Store, Sandwiches, and Subs. If you would like to include Huck’s in your votes this year, that would be awesome!
Prom is in the air! There are many area proms this evening! The Marietta High School Prom theme is “A Night to Remember” with a starry night theme! The kids have worked so hard, and DJ Associates and Events Designs make it as easy as it possibly could! It looks absolutely beautiful! Mrs. Jade Thompson and I are the advisors, so we will be dancing the night away (We wish!)! Ha! If you would like to see all the beautiful gowns and the spiffy tuxes, there is a Prom Walk Through on the Davis side of MHS that starts promptly at 7:15!
Lots is happening outside…….
Flowers and baskets and vegetable plants, oh, my! We are loving our first Spring here at Huck’s! We are getting more and more flowers, vegetables, and each week and will be at full capacity this week!
You can find 15 varieties of tomato plants, multiple types of cabbage, several different cucumber choices, eggplant, canteloupe, watermelon, strawberries, and a vast assortment of peppers ranging from mild to hot.
For those of you who like to add freshness to your cooking, check out our selection of healthy, herbs! They add delicious flavor and really do enhance any dish.
Flowers are my favorite. Every time that I think the pinks are my favorites, then I see the sunny yellows or the cheerful corals and then I can’t decide! That’s why I usually get some of each!
I wanted to show you my window boxes from my porch last year. I planted them using only Huck’s plants. They were gorgeous! Here’s what I included from left to right: miniature licorice, dahlias, geraniums, salvia, celosia, and snowflake. I like to add different heights, and I love to add trailing plants. Some years, I love to plant waves of different colors, and other years I decide to pick one color and do shade variations. I’m not sure what I will do this year, but one thing is for sure, planting flowers is one of my very favorite things to do!
If you are too busy or are unable to plant your own pots, I would love to help you do that! You could drop your pots off, and you could pick out the flowers you would like, and I could plant them. We could even deliver them back to you if necessary.
Once your flowers, ferns, etc. are in place, make sure to do give them a good soaking every other day (Sometimes every day if they are in the sun, and it is very hot!) My mom taught me year and years ago to water until the water is coming out of the bottom, then you know that the plant has gotten enough. For prolific plants, fertilize once a week with Miracle Grow, Compostlife Fertilizer that we sell at Huck’s!
Stop for lunch or an ice cream cone and sit on the side porch! It looks so inviting now that all the flowers are around!
Inside keeps hopping along…..
We have locally grown asparagus! Yay! These were grown in Lowell on the Worthington Farm. What wonderful people they are! I am so thrilled to be able to say we have something that is homegrown! Think of all the wonderful seasonal produce we are all going to be enjoying for the next 6-8 months!
The Goeller Family got 14 little Rhode Island Red chicks this week! They are so cute! They are inside under a heat lamp until they get bigger. Sydney and Audrey are enjoying naming all of them and playing with them. Sydney said she has named “the one with the cold feet Macy.” I’m not sure how she will keep track of that one, since they all look absolutely identical! Lol. Rhode Island Reds make a nice, big brown egg. They are hardy hens and are reliable layers! So, hopefully within 4-5 months we will have some eggs!
We do offer eggs from Amish Country (white and brown) and farm fresh eggs from Fagan Farm. Egg prices have come down (THANK GOODNESS!), and the USDA says that they will drop 30% total this year.
While we are one the subject of eggs….do you like pickled eggs? What about mustard eggs or jalapeno eggs? There are also hot eggs and beet pickled eggs. We also have THE best egg salad I have ever tasted in our deli. It’s great on our freshly baked round kaisers or on some of our Breton or Cabaret crackers. Yum!
Lots of rolled butter, bacon, yogurts, cream cheese, and the increasingly popular Florence Creamery are available in our cooler area!
The snack area is filled to the brim! Try some vanilla clusters or some English Toffee Mix if you want a little chocolate. The English Toffee Mix has toffee coated peanuts, walnuts, and a candy like Milk Duds. It’s really yummy!
We have some cemetery vases with floral arrangements throughout the store. I made all of them different….I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess I was just enjoying myself. Next time, I will make some that are matching, for grave stones that have two areas for flowers, or if you would like to family gravestones to match. I am going to make some saddle arrangements this week, and they will be in by next weekend!
I’m glad that you all are liking our bulk spices. We will be adding some more spices soon, but for now we have Course Black Pepper, Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Cinnamon, and Chili Powder.
If you need a gift, visit our craft area or grab a candle or some handmade soap. Then, you can finish off with a gift bag or wrapping paper and a card from Forever Caroline. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see all of the Appalachian artwork, you are in for a real treat. They have a homey, cozy feel!
Don’t forget all of our baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth! Amish made fry pies will be back in soon from Whispering Pines Bakery, so be on the look out!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Family Tree Dental celebrated some of their wonderful dental hygienists by having a private class this week to make a round Welcome sign for spring/summer! This was the first time we had ever done this, and it was wonderful! Duffy led the class and as always does a wonderful job! Thanks ladies for a beautiful evening on the porch!
We would love to start to schedule more private group classes. We can come up with what you want to make, and we can come up with something that works with your price point! Also, it doesn’t have to be a weekend night….sometimes it’s easier to get together like this on a weekday evening.
As I said above, we were able to have our first class outside on the side porch. This is roomy and pleasant! We are definitely going to take advantage of the warmer temps, and once I’m out of school, we will be able to offer more classes!
Dates and prices will be set next week! More summer class will be added as well! If you have an idea, please let me know!
June class: Americana Pallett
July class: Cross stitch
July class: Christmas Heirloom
August: Fall Mason Jars
Deli Specials this Week:
Spiced Loaf $6.99 lb.
Small Colby $5.49 lb.
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
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