Cherry Moon Farms's online catalog boasts hundreds of sweets, fresh-fruit assortments, and gourmet gift baskets for virtually any holiday, event, or gift occasion. Hand-dipped strawberries fly from its digital shelves dipped in white, milk, or dark dips drizzled or rolled in a variety of toppings. Its selection of Mrs. Fields cookie tins and baskets supply milk-dunking ammunition and its handmade cake pops delight eyes and tongues simultaneously with moist, flavorful bites adorned with detailed designs such as lavender butterflies and zoo animals. The treats purveyor also presents its monthly fruit-club members with organic eats, berries, and other specialized goodies delivered each month via satellite-guided catapult. In addition to edibles, Cherry Moon Farm arranges a selection of spa baskets for at-home relaxation.
Indian Creek Winery came to be as the result of a 15-day road trip embarked upon by Mark Kendall and his wife. As the couple drove across the Southeast, they visited every winery they found between Alabama and Virginia Beach. At the trip's end, they'd acquired the inspiration to plant their own grapevines on Georgetown soil. Since then, they've developed wines that range from a three-wine blend called Dry Creek Red to a riesling sweet enough to make honey glow the envious green of a lovelorn alien. Visitors to the winery can take a seat indoors, or outdoors amid scenic views and live music, to pair red and white sips with platters of cheeses, summer sausage, and dried fruit.
Turtle Run Winery’s founders Laura and Jim Pfeiffer create sippable bliss through a thoughtful process of fruit fermentation. The three-hour tasting and tutorial explains the intricacies of aperitifs, highlighting the importance of color, aroma, and balance, and demystifying differently shaped glasses. Taste-testers will swirl more than 20 offerings, comparing internationals and domestics to Turtle Run’s own varieties, followed by a dinner paired with course-complimenting libations. Hosts will also cover the science of wine making, explaining the alchemy and series of top hats involved in turning table grapes into top-notch vino.
Bud's In Bloom is a mother-daughter team with 25 years of experience between the two of them. Present the host of an icy autumnal backyard pool party with one a seasonal arrangement, such as the Leaves of Autumn ($45+), a fusion of orange and red roses accented with leaves and carnations. The bursts of purple, orange, and yellow in the Celebrate the Day bouquet ($45+) are appropriate for any occasion and more exotic options, such as the Tropical Show Stopper ($55+), convey a sense of buying an island. Wedding, sympathy, and holiday collections of flowery foliage can also be customized. Those looking for more edibility may look into a gift basket, like the Classic Fruit Basket (45+), which can be consumed in one gulp by someone whose mouth is the size of a classic fruit basket.
Thorntons independently distributes gas while keeping clean convenience stores filled with snacks to help drivers stay awake, nourished, or quenched. Power depleted, flex-fuel-friendly cars, trucks, vans, or tail-finned Zeppelins with E-85 Flex Fuel, a renewable fuel source that minimizes earth-detrimental emissions.
Chef Sandy Pike acquired lots of free time when she sold her dessert business, Queen of Tarts, in 2005. Soon afterward, a close family member needed a diet overhaul following some stern words from the doctor. Drawing upon more than 20 years of culinary experience and a love affair with local, seasonal ingredients, Sandy began preparing healthy, flavorful meals ideal for diabetics. Before long, non-diabetic friends and neighbors began clamoring for her creations as well. In response, she launched Home Cuisine, a kitchen where she and fellow chefs create complete, nutritious meals that can be picked up or delivered, then heated and enjoyed at home, as a part of Louisville's only healthy meal delivery service. Now in its tenth year, Home Cuisine employs classically trained chefs to prepare Paleo meals made with local and organic ingredients, providing clients a healthy approach to clean eating.
Filled with fresh produce, eggs, and lean meats?not trans fats or chunks of deep-fried Spam?her dishes showcase healthy eating's tasty side and illustrate the concept of portion control. Her staffers follow the American Heart Association's dietary guidelines and consult dietitians and food scientists from two local universities to ensure that each meal is as balanced as possible. Following the Paleo diet, many have experienced significant weight loss, while other clients have identified food allergies.
Sandy and her daughter Mae, a seasoned event planner, support a variety of area charities, including Boys & Girls Haven, Dare to Care Food Bank, and Blessings in a Backpack. As a family of foodies,