Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Wild Hare Kitchen and Garden Emporium
This afternoon, I made a brief visit to Wild Hare Kitchen and Garden Emporium (335 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood, FL) to pick up a few items and take a look around.
The specialty grocery store/market has a wide range of food, plants, seeds, essential oils, soaps, raw honeys, collectibles, crafts, antique/vintage items and glassware for sale. There wasn't anything I desperately needed at home from the store, so I didn't spend much money here. (It definitely will be more of a consideration next time.) However, I couldn't resist buying a pound of heirloom tomatoes ($4) or taking the store up on its "buy one, get one free" offer on sweet peppers, which cost an additional $4. For $8, I picked up a lot of local and organic vegetables (see below), which is a great deal.
The store's owner (I'm assuming), Cheryl, is an extremely friendly and helpful woman who showed me around and made me aware of several of the great deals the store has for its customers. It seems that she used to have a stand at the Casselberry Farmers Market and at which she sold the items now in the store; she no longer participates at the market, but is hoping to get a new one started in Longwood. That may not happen until 2014, so check in with her at the store and/or follow the store's latest news on its Facebook page.