South Florida Valentine’s Day

Dubois Park Jupiter Florida Valentines Day Greeting

It’s Valentine’s week and I have several South Florida Valentine’s Day romantic notions to share with you.

It’s easy to fall in love with Jupiter, Florida and it’s surrounding areas, any time of year. February is an especially perfect time to enjoy some of the fun, seasonal things, South Florida has to offer.

Local Jupiter Date Ideas

Wednesday, February 13th :: Pregame your Valentine’s Day with a Sunset Tour of the Jupiter Lighthouse. Enjoy a beautiful Jupiter Sunset from the top of our Lighthouse. Tickets required-purchase online here.

Friday, February 16th – Sunday, February 18th :: Experience the art of 300 national and local fine artists at ArtiGras, right here in Jupiter, Florida. Shop, Eat, Drink and enjoy Live Entertainment, Artist Demonstrations, Emerging Artists and more.

Shop Local Sweets

Dreamallows | Handcrafted Stuffed Marshmallows | Tequesta, FL. Treat your Valentine to a locally made, sweet treat! Dreamallows are amazing.

Chocolate Spectrum | Chocolate truffles and chocolate covered strawberries for your sweetie. Support this Jupiter chocolate shop, doing great things for the Autism Community.

Great Local Gift Ideas

M&M Studios | Picture frames, artisan gifts, custom picture framing, fine art, art prints and more. This Jupiter studio offers a variety of art gifts for your love.

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium | Love a baseball enthusiast? Tickets to a Spring Training thing would make an awesome Valentine’s gift.

Thanks for reading the blog, friends.

I hope it helps you get out to enjoy your Jupiter Florida Valentine’s Day.

Are you thinking of buying, or selling a home in the Northern Palm Beach County area? I want to be your Jupiter Local Realtor!

Local Social | South Florida November 2018 Events

Welcome to the Local Social | South Florida November 2018 Events

 

Local Social November 2018

We finally got a taste of some Fall weather this week and it is glorious. Anytime the humidity is below 50% us South Floridians get pretty excited. Now that you dusted off that cardigan, might as well find something fun to do. There are so many great events happening for the month of November. Now, go have some fun!

16th Annual Italian Festival | November 2nd – November 4th | Downtown Abacoa | Food, Music and Fun for the whole family. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased here.

Food Truck Invasion | November 9th from 5:30-10:00PM | Food Truck Invasion® brings food trucks out to Abacoa Town Center on 2nd Friday of each Month | More details here.

The most important date to have on your calendar this month is November 6th | Get Out & VOTE! Find your poll here.

17th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival | November 10th and 11th | Stroll along the scenic A1A in Juno Beach and shop handmade fine crafts that suit every budget. This is a free event. Get more details here.

Big Heart Brigade – Feeding 50,000 This Thanksgiving | November 12th – 21st | Volunteer your time to help this amazing group feed the needy this holiday | Find out how to help here.

SANTA!! | November 16th | Santa’s Arrival and Dance Party at The Gardens Mall | More details here.

18th Annual Run 4 The Pies | November 22nd | A Thanksgiving Day four mile race around beautiful Tequesta, Florida | Register here.

4th Annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic & Holiday Beach Bash | Sunday November 25th | Register your dog to hang ten | More details here.

Local Shops With Special Events

Bianca’s Brazilian Bites | Shop is open every Friday from 9:00AM-3:00PM | They are now taking orders for Holiday Gift Boxes | More details here.

ILeenGirl boutique | 3 Year Anniversary Party | November 9th at 5:00PM | Live DJ, complementary drinks & snacks, hosting local creative vendors for a pop up shop, and 15% off discount for shopping. Preview your shopping here.

Ink Letter Love | November 9th 5:00-8:00PM | Pop Up Shop at ILeenGirl boutique | Perfect time to get a jump shop on present shopping! She has the BEST stuff! Check out her Facebook page for merchandise updates here.

The Green Markets Have Returned

West Palm Beach Green Market | Saturdays from 9:00AM – 1:00PM | More details here.

Farmers Market at Grandview Public Market | Saturdays from 9:00AM-2:00PM | More details here.

Palm Beach Gardens Green Market | Sundays from 8:00AM-1:00PM | More details here.

Jupiter Farmers Market at El Sol | Opens November 11th | Sundays from 9:00AM-1:30PM | More details here.

Waterfront Market at Harbourside Place | Sundays from 10:00AM-3:00PM | More details here.

 

Do you have local news or a local event you would like the Jupiter Local to share? Visit our submit page for more details.

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Local Social | Jupiter Florida April Events

Welcome to the Local Social | Jupiter Florida April Events

Join me in supporting our local business community and enjoy all the amazing Jupiter Florida April Events! There is so much to do this month!

Food Trucks

Tequesta Food Truck Pow Wow | April 6 | 5:00-9:00PM | Constitution Park

Abacoa Food Truck Invasion | April 13 | 5:30-10:00PM | Downtown Abacoa

Farmer’s Markets

Jupiter Farmer’s Market | Every Sunday | 9:00AM-1:00PM | Military Trail and Indiantown Road at El Sol

The Gardens Green Market | Every Sunday | 8:00AM-1:00PM | 10500 N. Military Trail at the Palm Beach Gardens Municipal Complex

Treat Yo Self

Supernatural Self-Care Workshop | Thursday, April 5 | 5:00-7:00PM | Hosted by Anna Bordner | Event will be held at Alexandra Gioia’s shop in Tequesta | More info here.

Local Tunes

2018 Grouper Fest | Friday, April 6 | 3:00-11:00PM | Square Grouper Jupiter Inlet | Rock & Reggae Music, All Day Long | No Cover | Must be 21+ | More details here.

Help Other Locals

3rd Annual Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser | Saturday, April 7 | 6:00-10:00PM | At Civil Society Brewing Co. | There will be raffles, a silent auction, and the VDub Photo Hub. More details here.

Take The Scenic Route

Public Kayak Tour to Fullerton Island and Sawfish Bay Park | Friday, April 13 | 1:00-3:00PM | Hosted by The River Center | All equipment is provided | Registration is required | Register here.

Be Good To The Environment

Great American Cleanup | Saturday, April 14 | 8:30-11AM | Help to remove garbage and debris along the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. | More details here.

Coastal Fest | Coastal Themed Event | Saturday, April 28 | 12:00-5:00PM | Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk | Hosted by The Town Of Jupiter | More event details here.

Get The Kiddos Outside

Scavenger Hunt | Saturday, April 14 | 10:00AM-4:00PM | Busch Wildlife Sanctuary | There is no admission fee for this self-guided fun but please, make a donation | More details here.

Introductory Archery | Introductory Archery | Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 9:30-11:30 | Riverbend Park | Advance registration is required. Call park office to register 561-741-1359.

A Little Further South

Brew At The Zoo 2018 | Saturday, April 7 | 5:30-9:00PM | Drink Local Beer, Save Wildlife | Advanced Tickets Required | Get Your Ticket here.

Grandview Public Market | A Culinary Marketplace Located In The Warehouse District, West Palm Beach | 7:00AM-10:00PM, 7 Days | Visit their events page here. Read my latest blog post about my personal Grandview Public experience here.

IleenGirl Boutique | Established Jupiter Business Owner Ashley Raicovich has expanded her business. Visit her new, 2nd location at 310 S. Dixie Hwy #306 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | Sign Up For The Mini Makeover Event with Christian Dior from Saks Palm Beach Worth Ave on April 20th from 5:00PM-7:00PM.

Thanks for reading the blog, friends. I hope it helps you get out and all the Jupiter Florida April Events! ❤ Nicole

Do you have local news or a local event you would like the Jupiter Local to share? Visit our submit page for more details.

Are you thinking of buying, or selling a home in the Northern Palm Beach County area? I want to be your Jupiter Local Realtor!

 

Local Social | Jupiter Florida February Events

Welcome to the Local Social | Jupiter Florida February Events

Jupiter Florida February Events

Join me in supporting our local business community and enjoy all the amazing Jupiter Florida February Events! There is so much going on around town, try not to miss any of it.

Celebrate Jupiter

Jupiter Jubilee | Saturday, February 3, 2018 | Each year, the Jubilee highlights Jupiter’s unique character, history, community and natural treasures. More info here.

Get Your Zen On

Twilight Yoga at The Light | February 5, 2018 | 6:00-7:00PM | Take a yoga class under our beautiful Jupiter Lighthouse | Offered by donation. More information here.

Learn To Paddleboard

3rd Annual Palm Beach Paddlefest | February 10, 2018 | Harbourside Place | This is a free, family-friendly event that features a variety of exhibitors, paddleboard races, free water-based demonstrations, live music and more! More info here.

Feelin’ Artsy

ArtiGras 2018 | February 17, 18 & 19th | Downtown Abacoa | Featuring over 300 national and local fine artists | Buy Tickets here.

The Joe Show | February 22nd 6PM-8PM | This will be a celebration of the late local artist, Joe LaPierre’s, artwork and music. A portion of the sales proceeds will go to Quantum House of West Palm Beach. There will be live music, drinks, and bites served. More info here. ICYMI: Joe’s daughter Sarah LaPierre was one of our featured artists on the blog.

Walk, Run, Be Green

The Riverbend Park 5K Green Run/Walk | Saturday, February 24, 2018 |  The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) course at Riverbend Park in Jupiter. Register here.

For The Kiddos

SeaFest For Kids | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Sea-inspired education & adventures for kids to celebrate Jupiter’s coastal heritage and history.  | Free for kids, adults get your tickets here.

Hobe Sound | Jupiter’s Neighbor

17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts | February 3rd & 4th | 10AM – 5PM | Hobe Sound will transform four blocks of A1A/Dixie Highway into an art gallery for two whole days. | More info click here.

A Little Further South

Manatee Lagoon’s ManateeFest 2018 | February 3rd & 4th | 10AM-3PM | Celebrate and learn all about manatees at one of my favorite places. This is a free event, learn more here.

17th annual Strawberry Festival | Saturday, February 10, 2018 | As a special treat during the month of love, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket Strawberry Festival promises a sweet surprise for lovers of the heart-shaped, in-season berry. | More info here.

Do you have local news or a local event you would like the Jupiter Local to share? Visit our submit page for more details.

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope it helps you enjoy as many Jupiter Florida February Events as possible. ❤️ Nicole

Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Just let me know, I want to be your Jupiter Local Realtor!

 

Jupiter Creamery

The Jupiter Creamery is a family run dairy farm in Jupiter Farms, Florida.

First of all, who can resist the face of an adorable dairy cow? Not me! Secondly, this hard working family makes it easy for the public to get milk, locally. Read the blog to learn more about their awesome adventure and make sure to save the date for one of their Cow Washes!

Jupiter Creamery Cows

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Suzie, I live in Jupiter Farms with my everlastingly patient and supportive husband, Rodney. We have two children, a brutally honest four year old girl and a naked outdoor enthusiast two year old son. I grew up in Pennsylvania. My Grandfather John Bartram was a long time family Orchard grower. But due to a heart attack and having five daughters and no sons the family farm had to be sold to developers, and was just a suburb when I grew up. My husband and I moved from Australia, where he grew up, to Jupiter farms in 2003. But we did not start farming until 2008.

Jupiter Creamery Logo

When and why did you start the Jupiter Creamery?

We started first with chickens, ducks and turkeys, moved up to pigs and then beef cows. It was not until I was pregnant with our daughter did I think about how much milk we drink. I knew I was going to need a milk cow or two! So I asked a farmer friend of mine on how to get a quality animal. Good advice was to buy an older cow and she will teach me how to milk. True to form, my old gal cow did break me in as easily as she could. At first I was overwhelmed but every day it got easier. But what do you do with four gallons a milk a day? So that led to again leaning on my friend to tell me how to legally sell raw milk in Florida and how to join organizations like the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. So shortly after Jupiter Creamery was formed.

For those unfamiliar with the RAW lifestyle, what are the benefits of raw milk?

Legally hard to answer this one because under Florida law raw milk is not for human consumption. Most of my research was with the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Campaign for Real Milk.

Jupiter Creamery Family Photo

Who makes up the Jupiter Creamery crew?

Right now I milk three cows every morning. The calves get the rest of the milk, straight from their mothers during the day. I have a few friends that have helped so we can go on holiday every once and a while. And of course my friends that took over milking while I gave birth to our son are amazing and I can not thank them enough!

What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

I never approached Jupiter Creamery as a for profit business, its definitely an avocation. Right now I use the sales from milk to pay for the supplemental feed of our animals and maintenance of our fences and irrigation. Having a grass fed dairy I am also focusing on improving our pasture, and also maximizing productivity utilizing intensive rotational grazing. We do not use any chemical fertilizers or herbicides on any of our pasture.

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

Right now the most rewarding part of having cows is to watch my children interact with them, feeding a calf a bottle or getting a rough cow tongue “kiss” after a brush or a hand feed.

What do you do on your days off?

Days off are spent at the beach or playing soccer. Hanging out with friends and their kids.

How do you juggle work & family?

I could not do what I am doing without the support of my husband. He makes breakfast and entertains kids while I milk, he maintains all the equipment and is always there to help. When I need to change or improve pastures or milking procedures.

Jupiter Creamery Cow

Where can we find The Jupiter Creamery online?

I have a Facebook page Jupiter Creamery. I try to put photos and what milk products I have available on the Facebook page. Also upcoming events to wash or feed the cows. Save The Date | November 5th | Pumpkin Feeding: Open Farm! Come and feed the cows and pigs your Halloween pumpkins. Swing by all day with any hay or pumpkins to pet and hand feed the cows.

Thank you for sharing your story and your images, Suzie!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends!

Please Keep Me In Mind

If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home in the Northern Palm Beach County area, contact me. I want to be your Jupiter Local Realtor and help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole


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