Green Things decks many halls with many holiday oriented plants and impressive arrays of poinsettias that they supply annually to the public as well as churches and businesses in the area. Joyful holiday spiriters can bring home a live Christmas tree ($30+) to employ as a gift guardian in the family room or chain it to the backyard fence to protect the house. Inspire Christmas cheer with vibrant poinsettias in six inch ($7.99), eight inch ($19.99) and ten inch ($29.99) sizes, or pick up succulent six inch Christmas cacti ($12.99)—ideal for roadrunners seeking defense against technologically minded, biped coyotes.
In 1906, Tollef Skarsgard emigrated from Norway to pursue an American education. After attending school—and learning English along the way—he started a farm in North Dakota, which he first seeded in the spring of 1912. One hundred years and four generations later, Skarsgard Farms continues to produce a wide variety of crops. Tollef’s great-grandson, Monte Skarsgard, now oversees an upgraded version of the estate, where he harvests organic fruit and vegetables, and dresses scarecrows in designer overalls. The farm also distributes prepackaged produce from a variety of regional organic farmers year-round through an online delivery service called the Harvest Box Program.
At Savanna MedSpa, aestheticians combine a wide range of noninvasive therapies to refurbish aging skin. The team’s repertoire includes treatments for a wide range of specific aesthetic concerns, including lasers for reducing hair and sun damage, acne-clearing facials, and skin-exfoliating chemical peels.
Formerly Knock-on-Wood, Hunter Home Furnishings has provided furniture and accessories for any room for more than 32 years. Customers can wander around the 13,000-square-foot showroom and select from an impressive array of dining sets, sofas, beds, and presidential crypts. A stately drop leaf table from Simply Amish provides ample surface to rest a Crystal Pepsi (many four-piece dining sets start at $299), while sturdy and comfortable beds from the likes of Crownmark, Aspen, and Modus provide a soft surface to put Crystal Pepsis to bed (mattress-pad protectors start at $89). Solid-wood dining chairs ($59 and up), bonded-leather square storage ottomans ($79 and up) and barstools ($79 and up) also grace the massive showroom with their charm and good looks. Experienced delivery professionals can be hired to hoist furniture overhead like participants in a traditional wedding procession parading the ceremonial wedding mop through town.
Showcasing more than 14,000 square feet of pre-owned prized possessions, Casa de los Niños Thrift Store offers value-conscious customers a wealth of gently worn wearables, as well as hand-me-down sporting goods, toys, housewares, electronics, furniture, and more. Spiffy suits for men start at $6, women can gather dresses and other graceful garments for around $5, and jeans keep the whole family from accidental exhibitionism starting at $3 per pair. Though the selection is ever rotating, customers can expect to regularly uncover forgotten treasures such as good-as-new sporting goods, long-lost favorite books and records, and stuffed animals boasting an impressive resume of past tea-party experience. Small and large appliances, including TVs and stereos, can be regularly snagged in still-working order, as sofas, chairs, and end tables await to fill the void in an empty living room's otherwise idyllic life.
Native Seeds/SEARCH (Southwestern Endangered Aridland Resource Clearing House) has cultivated Southwestern heritage for more than two decades by conserving and selling a variety of wild and agricultural seeds. Each purchase from the organization's retail shop fosters the distribution of more than 350 ancient and aridlands-adapted crops. Desert farmers can pick up packets of unsprouted panic grass, Bisbee black-eyed peas, Hopi striped sunflowers, or Tarahumara bilobal gourds ($3 each), while non-gardeners can adorn their keys, backpacks, or frontpacks with a 4-inch beaded-corn keychain, handmade by a Navajo tribe member ($20), or set their tongues aflame with chiltepines mined from the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico ($7). Native Seeds’ earthy merchandise complements rustic meals and creative endeavors with many other foodstuffs, crafts, and life necessities, such as Eagle Creek devil’s claw seeds ($5), which, when fully grown, feature fiber for basket weaving, fanged fruit for eating, and flowers that speckle garden foliage and chatter with unsuspecting rabbits.