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July, 04 2018

Meet Stacy Update: SBJ

Tags: Meet a LoCoFloer, Hilarious

Sweet Baby James is here! He was born among the hydrangeas.

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May, 22 2018

Meet a LoCoFloer: Stacy Yeager

Tags: Meet a LoCoFloer, Hilarious

First question, elephant in the room, any big news?

Did you call me an elephant? Iím 8 months pregnant!

Whenís the big day?

June 15. Hopefully sooner!

Ooh! Weíre getting close. Boy or Girl?

Boy. And youíre not involved.

Name?

James

So cute! Does Forrest know?

(giggling) Of course, I see him every day.

Gotcha. How did you get started at LoCoFlo?

When I was a junior in college, I was looking into summer programs for agricultural volunteers. I really wanted to go abroad and live on an organic farm. I wanted to be a Wwoofer.

What? A Wookie?

(giggling again) No. WWOOF. Itís World Wide Opportunities in Organic Farming. During my research, I found Laura Beth who was a Wwoofer. Now she owns Butterbee Farm. She introduced me to Ellen.

So, you were looking for an idyllic summer on a organic farm in a foreign land, and you became a flower designer in Waverly?

(more giggling) Yes. That is how I met Ellen.

Those are totally different things. What did Ellen say?

She invited me for an interview for an internship.

And you you nailed it?

I guess so! I started learning in the winter of 2014 and you hired me for the summer.

Now you are our lead designer!

If you say so.

Yes, you are our number one! (Until James messes that up.) What do you do at LoCoFlo?

Mostly design arrangements. Whatever needs to be done. Make garland, wedding consultations, styling, wreathsÖ

Wait. Whatís styling. Like me - high styliní?

(pity giggle) Playing with dead flowers.

Oh right, I remember. Your viral post?

(lots of giggling) I guess so?

Tell us something we donít know about you.

Oh my. Iím kind of an open book. I donít know. I like scary movies and shows. Turkey Hill is my favorite ice cream.

I already know that. What is your favorite LoCoFlo memory?

I think the beards was really fun. Our first nacho party at Carlingís house. There are lots of good ones. The best was making a mock up of my own bridal bouquet.

What about the time we brought the compost to Real Food and drove up on the man whoÖ

GROSS! NO!

What about the time you were introduced to the Saddleback caterpillar hidden on the back of a leaf?

No! That hurt a lot. It felt like my hand was on fire!

What about the time...

These are not good memories.

What is your theme song?

ďItís A Good Day to AliveĒ by Travis Tritt or ďChicken FriedĒ by Zach Brown Band.

What about ďDrunk on a PlaneĒ?

(exasperated giggling) No. I wasnít drunk on the plane. I spilled some wine,.and I shouldnít have told you about it.

Maybe if you took it easy on the sauce you wouldnít haveÖ

(not giggling) I WASNíT drunk! And it WASNíT fun flying to South Africa with wine-soaked pants.

I know the answer to this one: WTMD or WPOC?

I like gravel in my travel. (Editorís note: Local Color Flowers is a proud sustaining monthly donor to WTMD.)

Why is your alias Princess Peach?

I donít know, you gave it to me.

Yeah, I donít know either.

Who is your favorite co-worker at the shop?

Iím not answering that.

Is it me?

No.These questions are weird. I have a question for you - Are you using my baby to promote LoCoFlo?

Maybe. Also, I thought I might get a jump on recruiting Sweet Baby James to replace me as delivery boy. I ainít getting any younger.

Letís wrap it up. Thanks for talking with me.

Rude!

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October, 30 2017

Meet a LoCoFloer: Eric Moller

Tags: Hilarious, Meet a LoCoFloer

What do you do at LoCoFlo?

What donít I do!?! I truly think LoCoFlo would be out of business within a week without me. I am totally indispensable and irreplaceable.

My primary responsibility is expert delivery of flowers to customers, but that hardly scratches the surface. I wash buckets. I clean the shop. I take out the compost. Iím also the tallest, and we have some very high shelves.

Wow. It sounds like you have your hands full. What value do you contribute to the company?

My most valuable contribution is cultivating the atmosphere and guiding culture at the shop. Iím really good with jokes. The designers and customers love me. They are particularly riveted by my stories from the road. Plus Iím easy on the eyes.

Right. How did you get started at LoCoFlo?

Iím married to Ellen. When she started the business she had two business partners. After Jen had twins, she just dropped out - totally flaked. Then, when Marina moved to the Eastern Shore, I swooped in. That is when LoCoFlo really started to cook with gas!

Oh, I see. The picture is getting clearer. What is your experience with flowers?

None! I can honestly say that after 10 years I still donít know very much. And I havenít developed any design skills. But I love working at LoCoFlo. Iíve worked in support roles at companies with great missions in the past: a homeless social service agency, an international health care NGO, and now LoCoFlo which advocates for local farmers.

Whatís a typical day like for you?

It depends. During the week, the designers get in early to meet the farmers. Then they make the orders. I roll in late morning and Iím off slinging flowers to offices, hospitals and homes. Sometimes we will have a corporate event during the week.

Every Wednesday night we have Open Studio. It is a drop-in, self-directed floral design event. But it gives our customers a chance to spend some quality time with me. I think of it like office hours with a professor.

On the weekends we have Sat@LoCoFlo which is the bomb, and weddings. Delivering weddings can be intense. A typical wedding delivery includes personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages), ceremony arrangements, and table centerpieces. Often we will also set up and decorate an arch or chuppah. We will stick around until the ceremony is over to break down the arch. Occasionally, I will go back at the end of the night to retrieve rentals.

Why do you say the wedding deliveries are intense?

A wedding is one of the most important days in our customersí life. Plus, it is so meaningful for the families. Although the flowers only last a short time, the pictures and memories last a lifetime. The floral products, my customer service, the experience we help to provide must be the highest quality. The customer put their trust in us for this day. It is a simple job, but it can be a high pressure situation. I take the deliveries very seriously, and it is a joy to be part of the wedding.

Whatís your favorite LoCoFlo memory?

We have a lot of fun. nacho parties, flower beards, photo shoots, awards. Last fall two of our designers and one of our farmers got married (not to each other). We designed the florals and attended all three weddings. We had a party before all of the weddings at the shop featuring our neighborhood Hip Hop Chicken.

Thanks for talking with me

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