Zach's Photo of the Week: Clinton Flower Stand


On the corner of Route 12 and Peck Road in Clinton, on the way to Deansboro, a beautiful flower stand sits. The Rippey Family owns the flower stand and the farm that's attached to it. In 2004, Jasmine Rippey started to sell fresh-cut flowers from a small stand to raise money to buy a horse. Well, she got her horse from the money she raised, and now, Sharon Rippey, Jasmine's mother, is in charge of the newly-renovated flower stand. Sharon said with help from the Clinton Garden Club she learned more about growing flowers. The best-selling flowers at the stand are the sunflowers, Sharon said. Prices at the stand are $1 per stem or $5 for a bouquet. Sharon said customers are "super honest," as the flower stand is one where customers take what they want and leave money in a money box. She said she still maintains the flower stand each year for "the love of flowers and our neighbors."

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.