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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Fresh Herbs: Cooking & Storage Tips


Herb Fest kicks off on Friday, so your cart is sure to be full of fresh and potted herbs. But what to do with those pretty herbs when you get them home? Here are some cooking and storage ideas to help you make the most of your Herb Fest finds. 

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Herb Fest Is This Weekend: April 1-April 4


Join us for Herb Fest this weekend and check out the best organic herb program in the nation. Herbs like basil, mint, tarragon, thyme, sage, rosemary, savory, lemon grass, dill, chives, marjoram, oregano, and lavender are brought to our stores fresh each day from Generation Farms in Rice, Texas. (Just as they have been for more than 20 years!) During Herb Fest we’ll highlight fresh cut and potted herbs with special sales, recipe ideas and maybe even a few tastings. Here’s a little guide to a few of our favorite herbs to help you get ready for the weekend fun!

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Foodie Dyes & Other Fun Egg Decorating Ideas


Decorating eggs is entertaining for folks of all ages and can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. Here are a few easy ideas beyond normal food coloring to liven up those plain white eggs. So gather up some fruits and veggies, glue and craft supplies, and round up the kids. Oh, and to be super safe, use plastic decorating eggs or hard boiled eggs you don’t plan on eating. OK, let’s get creative!

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Celebrate Easter with Pretty Blooms


Flowers are as much part of the Easter tradition as eggs, and our Floral Departments have created a bevy of beautiful vase arrangements that capture the colors and scents of spring. These are just some of the bright blooms you'll see in our stores. 


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Not Just Another Easter Brunch


Looking for a few new ideas to round out your Easter brunch plans? Well, unfold the linens, extend any final invitations and read on, because we have the finishing touches you need for a lovely spring gathering. Hint: they involve champagne, pie and relaxing.   

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