Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Give the Gift of Fruit

Fruit baskets are the perfect gift to give your family, friends and co-workers!
Call Wickman's today for pricing and delivery options! Order 24/7 on www.417flowers.com!

Did you know Wickmans offers free gift wrapping? We also have gift cards for the picky person that is so hard to shop for!

Wickman's Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve - 8 am - 3 pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Day After Christmas - 12 pm - 5 pm
January 1st & 2nd - Closed


Poinsettias are the plant of the season ... and there are thousands, each carefully tended and spaced ... filling our greenhouse now! Of course, that means you'll have thousands to choose from but you better hurry, these festive plants are selling quick!

All our poinsettias are grown on site - in our own greenhouses. It's the perfect time to select the perfect plants for your home and office! Should you wish to select poinsettias as holiday gifts for family, friends and business clients, our floral designers will be available to 'wrap & bow' your plants.

There is a minimal charge (based on pot size) for the 'wrap & bow' service. Our goal is for most orders to be taken care of immediately. However, we may ask that large 'wrap' orders be picked up at a later time the day of purchase or even the following day.


We truly appreciate the efforts and talents of all who participated in "A Taste of the Season" hosted at Wickman's Garden Village earlier this season. What a wonderfully tasty way to welcome the holidays!

The delicious food & drink offered at this event was courtesy of the following local businesses. Please remember them as you plan for holiday gifts and social gatherings ...

The Sweetest Things"Your Sweet Tooth Specialist"
Springfield MO417-848-5540

Fun and modern desserts including cake pops, cake truffles, cookies on a stick, cupcakes and more! 'The Sweetest Things' is more than just a bakery, they are dessert artists that are passionate about what goes into each and every order!

Uncle Lloyd's Cookies
1653 East Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO 65804-1325
(417) 882-6654

Of the 17 different types of oatmeal cookies they offer - Uncle Lloyd chose 4 all time favorites to offer as samples: Caramel Apple, Pumpkin Surprise, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and (of course!) The Incredible Oatmeal Cookie.

Uncle Lloyd believes in eating natural foods! Natural ingredients are used in his cookies; deli sandwiches made from Breadsmith bread and Applegate Farms all natural, hormone-free meat are featured in the bakery store; incredible all natural smoothies are made with fresh fruit, yogurt, local honey. Start your day with breakfast ... a' la Uncle Lloyd ... oatmeal made special with cranberries and pecans or how about the best fruit salad in town!

Want to know the secret of the original 'Incredible Oatmeal Cookie' ... it's a blend of pureed almonds, coconut, butterscotch and chocolate chips.

Mossy River Pie Hole
Food Vending
1507 W. Garrett Lane
Ozark, MO 65721

Their specialties ... Chicken & Dumplings, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Sloppy Joes & Chips. Warm & wonderful, oh-so-tasty comfort food! Plus Hot Chocolate, Iced Tea, Coffee & Homemade Carrot Cake.

June's Cakery
2545 East Division Street
Springfield, MO 65803-5137
(417) 831-4544

"I get to help celebrate the big moments in my customers lives." ~ Ella Buchanan

Want something more than a cake or cupcakes for your next celebration or gathering? You and your guests will love Ella's decorated Sugar Cookies, homemade Brownies, individual Cheese Cakes, Lemon Bundts and more! Corporate gifts are a specialty, plus assorted Cookie Boxes or Bread Trays to give as client Thank You gifts.

A local holiday tradition, June's Cakery continues to offer their incredible homemade Butter Crunch Toffee. If you like a Heath Bar, you will LOVE it! Visit their website to see a few of the amazing wedding cakes created at June's Cakery too!

Cheesecakes & More
3876 State Hwy ZZ
Billings, MO 65610

Offering delicious meals and desserts made to order just for you! Cheesecakes & More is a unique home based business set in the rolling hills of Christian County. In business since 1989, their desserts are served at several premier area restaurants including Ocean Zen and Garbo's .

Offering so much more than desserts, they do full service catering! Have a special recipe you'd like them to make? No problem!

Cheesecake is their specialty. Carmel Turtle Fudge, New York, Double Chocolate Hazelnut, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Praline, Lemon, Lime, Raspberry Swirl, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, German Chocolate, Chocolate Amaretto Kahlua ...

You prefer pies? Try the Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip, Pecan, Pumpkin, French Silk, Lemon Meringue ...

Using only the freshest ingredients, with everything baked to order ... their goal is to make every customer a customer for life. Of course local delivery is available, plus they will ship anywhere in the U.S.

Bren's Breads
Brenda Dicus

"A bread lover's delight!"
Ready made gift baskets!
Customer favorites include: Sourdough, Banana Nut, Cinnamon Raisin, Friendship Bread with both large and small loaves available. Sweet specialties include Chocolate Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies, Muffins, Pies!

7c's Winery
502 E 506th Walnut Grove, MO 65770

"Remember ... the first rule of wine is to drink what you like & like what you drink!" ~ Dwight & Jean Crevelt

7c's Mission Statement:

  • To Produce Quality Missouri Estate Wines in the Ozark Mountain AVA from American and Hybrid Grape Varieties
  • To Introduce Consumers to the Ancient Art of Making Mead or Wine from Honey
  • To Provide an Enjoyable and Educational Wine Experience without Being Pretentious
  • To Provide a Family Friendly Environment with a ‘Day in the Country’ Theme

Elizabeth Dotson - Applique & Quilting
A native of Springfield, Elizabeth combines a love of sewing and drawing to make unique blankets and wall hangings. Another project for this talented artist ... handcrafted quilted Christmas Tree Skirts. Her work can be found in Wickman's Garden Center as well as several other area specialty shops!

Ridgefield Farm Ponies

Fair Grove, MO 417-576-7366

Batman, Robin and Trigger ... miniature ponies that have a big job. These little guys stay busy putting smiles on children's faces at many different events. You may have seen them at Wickman's Fall Festival, Christmas Open House or at "A Taste of the Season". Pony rides are a family business for Tara Carter and her parents. Churches, schools and children's parties really do keep them all going round and round, all year round!

All Aboard ... The 'Cow Train'!
Actually an old-fashioned 'barrel train', the individual barrels are outfitted to look like a line of colorful dairy cows following after the farmer! A .50 cent donation was requested for each ride, with all proceeds being donated by Wickman's to benefit the public service programs offered by The Kitchen in Springfield.

This barrel train was provided by GRIP - Group Residential Individualized Program - an organization that believes in building lives through teaching young people to self-evaluate their chosen behaviors and make positive changes. For nearly a decade, GRIP has provided therapeutic, vocational, educational, and recreational services as well as a loving home in Verona, Missouri to boys in need.

GRIP runs the Verona Corn Maize each year. The Maize is a fundraiser for the group home and the boys are very active in preparing for the Maize, working at the Maize, and cleaning up when the season is over. For many, this is the first and/or one of the only work experiences they have. Learn more about GRIP and find links to the Corn Maize site at http://www.gripboyshome.com/