Holiday

Small Business Weekend at Spa Adagio

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Small business weekend is coming. What better gift to give than the gift of wellness this holiday season – we could all use some after 2020! Spa Adagio will be celebrating Small Business Weekend. On Saturday, 11/28, from 3pm – 6pm, enjoy specials on membership promotions, gift certificates and take a tour of the spa, taking in the old charm of the former rectory of St. Patrick’s Church.

Thank you for your support for small businesses like Spa Adagio.

Shop Small, Give Big Challenge with The Shops at Kenilworth

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This season, shop small and give big with The Shops at Kenilworth. On Small Business Saturday, November 28, from 11am – 2pm, shop online or in person at The Shops at Kenilworth. For each purchase at the local retailers*, $5 will be donated to the Kennedy Krieger Institute – up to $3, 000!

Check off your holiday list while shopping small – and for a good cause! Check in with individual businesses for hours and curbside pickup policy. Joining in-person? Stop by Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings and grab a free small coffee as a gift. After you check off your list, kick back and relax with the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Virtual Festival of Trees. This year, Festival of Trees is virtual and FREE for everyone. Visit https://festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org/ for details.

Shop Small Business WEEKEND at Green Spring Station

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Small Business Saturday has turned into
Small Business Weekend at Green Spring Station.

Amazon and Target are doing just fine! If there is any year to support small businesses it’s this one and what better place to do so than Baltimore’s largest hub of locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and cafés located at Green Spring Station.

With COVID protocols in place for safe and sanitized browsing, Green Spring Station offers something for everyone on your list–from the trendsetter to the home chef to the tiny tyke.

And, we are offering our shoppers a $25 gift certificate all weekend long!
Shoppers who spend $250 or more in same day receipts on Friday, November 27-Sunday, November 29, 2020 will receive a $25 gift certificate to the GSS shop or restaurant of their choice for a future visit.

Holiday “Pod Shopping” at Star Bright Farm

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Star Bright Farm is offering a unique opportunity for private booking to shop in our store. Call it “Pod Shopping!” Inquire to book your time.

Pod shopping will be available on Thursdays and Fridays for the duration of the holiday season. Reservations are available for 5-10 shoppers, your close “Pod” that you are comfortable with. So gather a group of close friends and take the time to enjoy this season together with peace of mind. Your group will have the Barn Market to yourselves for just over an hour; a time to shop, relax and maybe sip a little champagne or herbal tea with a snack. Complimentary Champagne, tea and snack are included. This will be a stress free and safe way to enjoy your holiday shopping during unprecedented times!!

To make a reservation, please visit https://www.starbright-farm.com/farm-market. If you would like to inquire in advance, reach out to [email protected].

Giving Thanks for Our Baltimore Sauerkraut Tradition

When November rolls around the holiday hullabaloo is already well underway. While the majority of folks are planning Thanksgiving feasts, decorating, scheduling holiday parties, making gift-giving lists, and have sugar plum fairies on their minds, my attention is focused on tubs of simmering, bubbling, brining sauerkraut. Bundling up, I make my way over to my friend’s Charles Village row house that is the repository for the annual batch of kraut. I pull off the weights, cloths and coverings that protect and encourage the brining process that gently transforms the lowly cabbage into fresh tangy kraut.

Although homemade sauerkraut brewing may seem a thing of the past, the practice is still going strong around much of the world. In most of the cold northern climates the tradition of curing cabbage goes back to ancient times. There are few regular sources of nourishment to be had during the cold months and cabbage fashioned into sauerkraut provides a reliable source of Vitamins A and C and Potassium as well. Cabbage and kraut have even higher levels of lactobacilli, a probiotic, than yogurt and help in the digestive process. People living in remote eastern European villages may not know the exact nutritional components of kraut, but history has shown that by eating it during the winter they stay healthy. Their home brewed kraut is still used for medicinal purposes, virility, and even hangover relief. Wow – that’s some powerful stuff!

Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving Turkeys Today!

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Turkey Day this year is going to be a little different. Smaller gatherings and less travel remind us to be even more grateful for the ones we love. Beat the rush and pre-order your Thanksgiving Turkey, and send your Friendsgiving local family one too. On the big day we can all enjoy the holiday virtually, with the same love and treats! As we get closer to the holiday we will be offering many more accompaniments, but first and foremost, secure your all natural, fresh, local bird today!

Plan the Perfect Holiday Menu

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Happy July 4

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We’re off today in recognition of the fourth of July holiday. We’ll be back on Monday.

Spring Break

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Sherwood Gardens

Our editorial team is taking a much-deserved day off. They’ll be back on Monday. Happy Easter and Passover.

Happy Presidents’ Day

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We are off today for Presidents’ Day. We’ll be back tomorrow.

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