Wednesday, October 25, 2017

San Diego Floral Association’s Family Fair

A warm and sunny afternoon played host to the San Diego Floral Association’s Family Fair held at the popular Mission Hills Nursery. The organization welcomed the season of apple pies, and colorful leaves with a festive event that included friends and neighbors, sweet and tasty treats, fun for the kids, and pumpkins in every size and shape.

Artisans from around the county were invited to join in the fall fun by creating a marketplace and vendor fair. The fair, setup in an outdoor area next to the nursery, was surrounded by vibrant flowers, autumn displays and lots of colorful pumpkins. The marketplace included Lazy Acres Natural Market with an apple pie making booth and vendors with antique furniture, hand-crafted gifts and, of course, us with plenty of protea.

Visitors had a chance to create their own pumpkin terrariums. Chef Miguel from The Red Door provided a “farm to fork” cooking demonstration and families watched as their kids lined up for special Halloween costume competition.

The fair’s finale… our favorite farmer, Mel, who dazzled the audience while demonstrating the art of making a hand-tied bouquet and chatted about growing and caring for protea.

All proceeds from the afternoon’s activities will benefit the San Diego Floral Association’s Community College Scholarship Fund and the new School Garden program.

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