Sunday, November 14, 2010

Buying Local At Black Ankle Vineyard

I was invited to come out to Black Ankle Vineyard today to sell flowers at the Carroll and Frederick County Wine Tour. Seeing as it’s almost the middle of November, I was unsure about what would be available. Luckily we had a great mix of locally grown flowers, herbs, greens and berries to choose from including lisianthus, salvia, eucalyptus, millet, broom corn, statice, rosemary and beautiful bitter sweet from Pahl’s (my new favorite fall branch/berry)

IMG_1735 Check out the dahlias, salvia, mille and lisianthus from Belvedere Farm.

We did a variety of arrangements including a couple fall baskets which would be perfect for Thanksgiving centerpieces.  IMG_1748

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We also did a great pumpkin arrangement.


Trail Garden Baked Goods was also there. They had some TO DIE FOR apple cinnamon muffins.  Located in Frederick, Trail Garden uses local, seasonal ingredients and specializes in Swedish and Scandinavian baked treats. You can check them out at the Saturday Market in Rockville.

I always enjoy my time at Black Ankle. The scenery is spectacular-no matter what season you visit. Melissa and the rest of the staff at the tasting room are so NICE! And the wine…if you haven’t had it-try it now!  For the 2nd year in a row, I’m pretty sure I know what I’ll be getting friends and family for holiday gifts!

It was a great Fall Sunday celebrating Maryland’s growers and artisans. I’m glad LoCoFlo got to be a part of it.


  1. Black Ankle looks beautiful. Why haven't I been there? Next sat and sunday they are having chocolate and wine together.... what could be better than that?

  2. that pumpkin arrangement is awesome! lol

  3. Ellen, we went to black ankle last sunday for wine and chocolate and had a great time. Their wine is yummy and the farm is beautiful. So glad we heard about this place. See you thursday.