Everyone could use some flowers in their lives, especially when it’s an unexpected surprise. Earlier today, as I was biking down Connecticut Street, I happened upon Christy Ledebur (image left – Nickel City Floral) and Jess Kauffman (5 Loaves Farm – 1172 West Avenue), who were busy selling hand-picked bouquets of flowers to passersby. The two were set up in front of BreadHive, which was the perfect locale due to the natural synergy between the outfits. The pop-up Flower Bar brought a lot of life and vitality to the street.
I asked Ledebur and Kauffman how they did business-wise considering the downpour rain showers in the morning. They said that the showers actually worked to their advantage because they had a captive audience huddled together under the tent, examining the fresh flowers that were all sourced within a one mile radius of the pop-up stand. Altogether, business was very strong, they said. I asked them if this was something that they were going to start to do more of, and they both stated “definitely”.
For Ledebur and Kauffman, this is really a no brainer. Kauffman co-owns the farm where most of the flowers are grown (right on the West Side), and Ledebur owns a floral business (seasonal subscriptions, flower parties and classes, and specialty arrangements) which means that this is the perfect mash-up. I can see this pop-up setting up at parties and events all over Buffalo, at various festivals, soirées, special occasions, etc.
The best thing is, wherever they turn up, their presence is guaranteed to add life and vitality to the function, and what could be better than that? Yes, the ultimate takeaway – some fragrant flowers on the kitchen counter, perhaps?
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