News & Events

Prepare your taste buds for what’s in store with updates about our newest and tastiest happenings. From new product rollouts to monthly festivals to celebrity chefs in our Cooking School, here’s where you’ll find the latest and greatest information about Central Market.

Ranunculus: Greek God or Gorgeous Flower?

Ranunculus (ra·nun·cu·lus) sounds like the name of a Roman emperor or Greek god, but it’s actually a brilliantly colored flower — that we just so happen to be highlighting during our Spring Bloom event, going on right now. Ranunculus have multiple layers of delicate, thin petals that make it look like an “origami masterwork*” and come in a range of colors from vibrant to pastel.

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Sunny Daffodils: Only Here for Spring

You may keep gardening books on your bedside table and rush out to your own garden, barefoot in the dewy grass, and greet spring’s first flowers like old friends. Or, maybe you don’t have a yard, much less a garden, prefer books about sea creatures, and only know that flowers make a knockout centerpiece.

Whichever way you lean is A-OK, because all you really need to know is that Central Market has flowers for every occasion and super helpful floral experts to make everything easy. And right now we have more than 20 varieties of spring flowers for you at our Spring Bloom event including an awesome assortment of Daffodils. Daffodils are seasonal flowers, so we’ll only have them for a short time. Don’t miss these classic symbols of spring! 

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Iris: Regal Flowers Fit for a King -- or a Sorority Sister

If you’re a Kappa Kappa Gamma girl like my grandma, you and the Iris (and owls and keys!) have a special connection. But, the rest of us need not worry: This showy flower, named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, has enough love for everyone. So, be sure to include a few of these dark purple beauties in your Spring Bloom basket.  (We may even have white and yellow varieties available, too!)

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Lilies: Oh, Now You’re Just Showing Off

Lilies are no shrinking violets. These tall flowers are often floral showboats with flamboyant, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors, freckled petals that curl outward, and strong fragrance. They definitely want to be noticed.  

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips — and Snag a Bouquet While You're At It

We may not have windmills or wooden shoes, but we do have Tulips. And they are much easier to put in a vase on the hall table, anyhow. Come see Standard, French, Parrot, Fringed — and a new variety this year, Double, with double the petals.  Central Market’s Spring Bloom event has all the Tulips you need to brighten a room, give as a gift, decorate for a patio party, or if you’re like me, take a trip down memory lane.

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Fill Your House with Ridiculously Gorgeous Spring Flowers

Hooray! It's the kick-off of our Spring Bloom event that runs April 6-12. This is wonderful news to me because spring is hands-down my favorite time of year, and it's in no small part because of the flowers. Can you relate? Do you pull over on the side of the road and just * inhale * the scent of a flowering tree’s fleeting blooms? Does your significant other call you Hummingbird because you’re always sticking your face in flowers? Do you fill your house with colorful bouquets that bring the unmistakable smells and colors of spring indoors? Yes? Oh good! Because the joy of it all is too much not to share. And Central Market knows exactly how we feel.     

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Baked Goods & Desserts Politely Request Inclusion in Fresh Herb Fun

Your favorite baked goods and dessert recipes are calling out to be included in the fresh herb festival you have going on in your kitchen right now. They know pasta sauce gets to experience fresh oregano right off the potted plant you bought. They saw you garnish your lemonade with mint and toss a little extra in your salad. And now they want in on the flavor fun.

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Fresh Herbs Brighten Beverages

Herbs add interesting and sometimes delightfully unexpected flavor to everything from tea and punch to bourbon cocktails. You can even freeze them with fruit in easy-to-make ice cubes. Your summer beverages have never looked — or tasted — so good! 

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Discover Which Herbs and Foods Are BFFs

Herb Fest kicks off today and runs through Monday. We have quite a variety of fresh cut and potted herbs for you to choose from, so head over to your store and select an assortment to liven up your favorite recipes. To help you decide which herbs to take home, we’ve matched them with some of their food BFFs. Pick up a few you’re familiar with, and then grab one to try something new. For example, do you love fresh Mexican food? Take home cilantro, oregano and chives for cooking — and mint for a new twist on your margaritas. Have fun experimenting with fresh herbs in new recipes and old favorites, alike!

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