We’ve got all sorts of goodies in stores to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Treats and Sweets
Our pastry bakers are making beautiful and delicious sweets for you and your sweetheart. See a gallery here. We’ll also have gluten-free Valentine pastries from JP’s. And we have a variety of chocolates and candies in beautiful boxes, including chocolate assortments made by Gearharts Fine Chocolates in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Our bread bakers are making their signature heart-shaped baguettes, along with a baguette filled with parmesan and black pepper. These special breads will be available only from February 8 to 14. Of course we have our usual straight baguettes every day as well. Local creamery Boxcarr Handmade Cheese has made a special edition of heart-shaped Cottonbell. This cow’s milk, camembert-style cheese appears every winter as the creamery’s goat milk supply wanes.
Fair-trade roses arrive on February 7 via One World Flowers. These roses come from Ecuadorian flower farms that treat their workers well and improve living conditions in their communities. Female workers particularly benefit from Fair Trade: they are protected from the physical and sexual abuse found on other farms, and leadership positions must equally represent women. They receive paid maternity leave and, later, break time for nursing. Read more.
We’ll have bunches of local lilies from Sarah & Michael’s Farm, and local flowers from Wild Hare Farm. (Varieties depend on the weather–last year we had tulips and hyacinths.) We’ll have other beautiful bouquets, as well as conventional roses and potted plants. And if you need a card, there are valentines in the rack near the cut flowers. Read more.
This week’s owner coupon is 5% off a $50 purchase, 10% off a $100 purchase, or 15% off a $150 purchase, good one time February 13-20, 2019. Use the coupon to create the perfect Valentine’s Day date for your sweetheart, complete with heart-shaped cheese and baguette, your favorite wine or beer, a home-cooked meal, and plenty of desserts.