A Backyard Party Celebrating 20 Years of Roxanne's Dried Flowers

On a small farm in Washington County, Pennsylvania, Roxanne Hahn dreamt of making a living through her passion for plants and nature.  It was through farming she discovered her passion for drying flowers, which would finally lead to the business of her dreams.  For three years she grew, dried, and harvested her own flowers, selling them at local markets around the area.  As her market customers grew and grew, she gained the confidence in her idea, and she launched Roxanne's Dried Flowers in the historical Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. 

This September marks 20 Years of Roxanne's Dried Flowers, so to kick off a year full of celebrations, we threw a backyard garden party complete with local wine, beer, garden inspired foods, handmade pottery and an accordion performance. 

The backyard garden party featured a showcase of the latest works by our favorite local potter, Erich Hahn. 

Local food stylist & writer Quelcy Kogel, of the blog With The Grains, created the spread of garden-inspired small bites with fresh herbs and garnishes from Roxanne's garden. 

Roasted red pepper hummus crostini with cherry tomatoes & broccoli 

Roasted red pepper hummus crostini with cherry tomatoes & broccoli 

Eric Hahn pottery

Eric Hahn pottery

Our musical entertainment for the night came from our favorite accordion player, Rick O'Shea.

We can't get enough of the Melomel wine we featured at our previous backyard party. Our friends from Shields Demesne Winery brought a variety for us to sample again. 

Melomels are made using an old-fashioned Hungarian method. The ingredients are fermented and aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels for at least two years while enduring the intense temperature fluctuations of a greenhouse. This creates a rich Port or Sherry type character with varieties ranging from dry to sweet. These dessert style wines paired well with the garden fresh crostinis and cheeses.

Thanks to all who came to help us kick off this celebratory year! Stay tuned for more 20 Years Celebrations & Specials throughout the year. In the meantime, visit us at the shop, where we are offering 20% off storewide (excluding custom orders) until September 7th. 

See you soon!