A mutual friend just introduced me to Jon Houghton, owner/manager ofÂ Maplehurst Florist. They’re a third generation family business in Essex Junction, Vermont.
That’s one of the great things about living in this tiny-yet-vibrant community. Â Everyone is interconnected, and the lion’s share of the businesses are home grown. Which means that when you get married in Vermont – whether or not you’re from here to begin with – you’re doing an enormous amount of good for the local economy.
Vermont works hard to keep operating on a human scale, and our small businesses are a huge part of the puzzle.
So if you pass through Essex Junction, stop in and visit Jon – and tell him I said hi.