Memorial Day at the Beach!

Stop on by Café Fleur for to find some great snacks for your Memorial Day celebration at the shore.

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All NEW! Blue Crab Bay nuts and Bloody Mary mix. The Sting Ray Bloody Mary mix has ocean clam juice and is a great “after the beach “ kind of cocktail…Tangy, Salty, Spicy!!

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Blue Crab Bay offers Crab House Crunch (gourmet peanut squares with chesapeake bay seasoning), Sea Salt Nuts (Virginia peanuts with sea salt crystals), and Barnacles (spicy snack mix with chesapeake bay seasoning). All make a great snack! We also have sea shore motif buckets which you can fill with all kinds of goodies to take down to the shore.

Ave you tried our Parmesan Crisps?. Three words: Pure Baked Parmesan. Great as crackers with a cool dip, as a beach snack or on to  top a salad. Cheese satisfaction with no mess!

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Want something cool and refreshing? We have Petals Lemonade and Lemon Infused Black Tea mixes. Both are made with organic sugar. They are light, and not as sweet as generic mixes you buy elsewhere. .. mix them together for an Arnold Palmer. A fantastic addition to any sea shore gift basket.

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If you decide to make your own iced tea, try brewing it with sliced oranges for a delicious citrus flavor. Remove from heat and let the tea come to room temperature before putting it in the fridge

And…

Don’t forget the Lemon Sticks! A fun treat for the kids!

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Green Summer Accessories for Outdoors!

In keeping with the sustainable “green” design elements at Valley Forge Flowers, we look for products to support that commitment. Picnics, tailgates, poolside or port-side, you too can contribute to this effort while staying on top of the trends.

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Dine in style wherever you are with Bambu all occasion veneer-ware. These plates are sturdy, won’t bend, contain no bleaches or dyes and are biodegradable in a few months. They are available in 7, 9, and 11 inches. Bambu also has a fantastic line of Trays, children utensils and bowls.

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Forget glass for summer events, GOVINO! PBA free glasses that are shatterproof, reusable, recyclable available in 12 or 16 ounces or 8 ounce flutes. They feature a small indent for your thumb (ergonomic of course) which enables effortless swirling of your beverage.

Make a fashion statement as outdoor hostess with aprons we found in Atlanta: Ice Milk Aprons for Mother and Daughter. Packaged in a Mason Jar with recipe cards, this southern bell came up with the idea after making ice cream and cookies with her Mama and Grammy. A fun way to add a little “glam” to new or old family traditions!

Connie McMahon may be one of the newest additions to Valley Forge Flowers, but certainly not new to the sales and design business.  Connie came from a business background where she was facilities manager for a top German industrial sensor company for 20 years.   Creating and designing a pleasant work environment was her main objective.  As a side interest and real passion, she had a small design business coupled with an antique business in the Lancaster County area.  After an early retiirement, she worked with designer Nancy White of the former Nancy White Interiors in the same shopping center as Valley Forge Flowers.  An easy transition followed into the most exciting place to shop on the Mainline.  Connie’s approach to design is simple, let the client guide you to where they want to go and she’ll get the ball rolling!  Make no mistake about it . . . she can make it happen whether it’s a perfect gift item, accessorizing your home or creating an outdoor living space.

Tailgating Food

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Whether you are attending a little league game, the Devon Horse Show or an outdoor concert, there is no better way to enjoy it by having a tailgate.

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Rick’s Picks are delicious pickles from New York. Bread and Butter pickles are home made and great with a drink as well as an awesome condiment to any tail gate. We also have their Windy City Wasabi Beans which is a hand packed and all natural soy wasabi green bean pickle. They have a little kick and zest and make a nice nibble with a sandwich or with cheese and crackers.

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To go with the pickles we have Busseto salamis. The “Robusto” (spicy) is a bit like a chorizo, “Con Vino” is a red wine salami and the “Herb de Provence” is a dried salami covered in wonderful french herbs and is also gluten free. These go fabulous with mini croccantini crackers, it is similar to an italian flat bread. They are low flat and a great compliment to the salamis. Bring a long your favorite mustard!

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In addition, we love Krave jerky! Turkey jerky, pork jerky, and beef jerky in flavors like Chili Lime, Smokey Grilled Teriyaki, Sweet Chipotle, Pineapple Orange, and Basil Citrus. Protein packed and no artificial ingredients, no nitrates, low fat and a healthy snack to go with a cocktail, cheese or on their own. Great to satisfy any craving!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and Café Fleur at Valley Forge Flowers offers some delicious gift ideas for your favorite MOM, along with our beautiful array of flowers, plants and gifts.

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For the mom who loves to cook, we have an exclusive collections of imported salts. Packaged in long tubes and nestled in a beautiful wooden box, these salts will highlight any ordinary dish into something special. We offer two different varieties: the barbecue smoked sea salt collection or gourmet collection. Flavors include: fleur de del, applewood smoked, australia river pink and more.

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TCHO Chocolate from San Francisco’s  TCHO A DAY….a 30 DAY SUPPLY of deep dark delicious chocolate squares!! Just enough to satisfy that daily chocolate craving! A chocolate a day: !! “Take as needed for inspiration and happy heart, coping, focus, optimism and even euphoria.” What could be better than that?

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From French Provence, a different kind of sweet…lavender honey. Delicately flavored, rich in color and very unique…Great with tea, yogurt, ice cream or drizzled on some whole grain toast.

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Tea Forté offers an assortment of six quality teas in a delightful heart shaped box. Any Moms would love a “heart” from her children!

Stop by and see all the many condiments and specialty items that you can buy to surprise mom by making dinner that much easier!!

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Derby Day

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Whether or not you are an avid horse lover or in it for the day, the Kentucky Derby is a great event to enjoy with friends. Valley Forge has some great food and flower ideas to make your Derby party or get together looking and tasting its best!

We have some fabulous nut mixes for you to snack on:

Roasted salted pistachios in a beautiful white bag from Newns farm as well as twist and crack almonds. The almonds are in the shells and can be broken easily with your fingers. 

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Feridies peanut brittle crunch which is a wonderful southern treat for everyone.

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Hot Honeys: Honey Roasted Chipotle Peanuts

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Mint julep cup filled with red roses which as traditional for derby day. It is symbolic of the roses blanketed on the winning horse.

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It can also be sent as a gift to the derby lover. We can assemble these cups with any fresh, silk or preserved roses (pictured below).

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We also love them on a grapevine wreath for a rustic spin on the traditional style. 

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Although we can’t give you advice on betting, the horse lover in the group has soft spots for Hansen and Creative Cause. Good luck!