A Little Slice of Evan

  • What’s Happening Outside?

    April 27 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    Our plants and flowers are starting to arrive, beginning of course with the hardiest. Pansies, as pretty as they are, are almost out. Rosemary has arrived in quantity, some perennials are in, more coming this week. Ivy, has arrived in almost all forms, including Topiairies, Hens and Chicks as well as a further range of

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  • Strides For Youth

    April 24 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    My friend Debra Weller has been dedicating her time since 2009 helping youth in Kenya. After her trip there, she was inspired to help the families she met and to carry on the life-changing work. In 2010, with the help of co-founder John Carbone, Global Strides was registered and the work began! Debra and her

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  • Celebrate Earth Day with A Crispy Wave Fern!

    April 21 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    Just in time for Earth Day, we are featuring these amazing plants – Crispy Wave Fern! They are considered an Air Purifier. The waviness of the Crispy Wave’s fronds increases their actual surface area compared to other ferns which, according to NASA’s air purifying plant study, is the number one factor in determining a plant’s

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  • Pansies for Pancreatic Cancer!

    April 12 2017 in Post Categories: NewsA Little Slice of Evan

    On Easter Saturday, Elaine Walsh and her crew will be here looking after the sale of pansies, and all proceeds will go to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. This is something that Elaine has undertaken for the last three years and I urge you to support this very worthy cause; not that you need a lot of

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  • Turkey News!

    April 03 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    We have some bad news, and some good news about our Turkeys…..and first the bad! After more then 50 years in business, our turkey farmer has decided to “hang ’em up” and retire. His turkeys has been the best available to us, bar none, and the turkey business is/has been a large part of our

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  • We’ve Got Pansies!

    March 28 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    If you stopped by today, you would have seen a couple rack of colourful pansies out front. We will be getting more in over the next few days, along with a nice showing of beauty 10” Hydrangeas to add a touch of spring to everyone’s step – these are the multibloom ones you usually only

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  • Maple Week!

    March 23 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    A tin can of maple syrup is perhaps the most quintessentially Canadian food. At the store it’s a key ingredient that we use en masse in both our bakery and kitchen, substituting it for sugar or corn syrup as much as possible. We actually have to order it by the pallet from our friends at

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  • Spring is Here!

    March 20 2017 in Post Categories: NewsA Little Slice of Evan

    Spring has arrived, and our floral department is blooming with lots of colour, lots of fresh produce and friendly smiles. Drop by and celebrate the beginning of sunshine with us.

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  • St.Patrick’s Day!

    March 13 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    St Patrick’s Day marks the feast day and anniversary of the death of a Christian missionary known as Patrick. He was born in the year 387, probably somewhere near the present day border between Scotland and England. At the age of 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. During this period,

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  • East Coast Week!

    March 09 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    Once a year we pay an ode to the Maritime Provinces by featuring a bevy of East Coast Canadian fare. Though the MacDonald family is not from out that way, I lived there for a time in my early 20’s and have several siblings around Halifax. The east coast holds a special place in our

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