It’s here! November First Friday 2014 is ready to harvest. This month we have several special guests and look forward to seeing all of our special friends on November 7th from 6-9pm.
Our spotlight charity for this month is Feeding America Tampa Bay. We are so excited to help them as they partner with the Zachary Bonner to break the Guinness World Record for largest food drive in 24 hours. Benefiting the Little Red Wagon Foundation, Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding America Tampa Bay and all of the hungry in Tampa Bay and the surrounding 10 counties, the goal is to collect one million pounds of food in a 24 hour period. Help us to help them raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in Tampa Bay and across the United States by bringing in non-perishable food items from the needs list. Clayton Gray Home will deliver them to the drop off point at Metropolitan Ministries by the deadline on Saturday. As a reward for your generosity, you will receive 25% off of your purchase. You can start bringing items to the store now through First Friday. Our deadline is 9pm on Friday, November 7th. The food items that are being requested are; canned beans, meat, fruit, vegetables, yams, gravy, peanut butter, boxes of stuffing or rice, soup and cereal. To learn more about the food drive, click on Zachary’s name above and the link will take you to a recent television segment covering this amazing event.
We are thrilled to welcome Squeeze Juice Works to the neighborhood. Located just around the corner at Platt and Boulevard they are bringing the freshness to Hyde Park. Squeeze offers organic, handcrafted juice, squeezed in small batches to maintain their mission of health and respect of resources. This is where green meets green. By controlling the batch size they ensure the freshest juice and maximum benefits with minimal waste and environmental impact. Squeeze offers the most consistent and delicious product possible. What sets Squeeze aside from the other juice companies in the area (aside from their amazing juices and nut milks) is their menu. That’s right, a menu of amazing vegan friendly and raw lunch choices. Although Squeeze is all about health, it doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to have fun! Squeeze will also be supplying the juice that will be used in our signature cocktail for the night, so a little dose of healthy to add to your indulgence. Squeeze staff will be on hand offering samples of their different juices for you to try and you can learn more about their goals for your health and wellness. Also, back by popular demand, local celeb, Nick Peterson will be manning the bar. Make sure to stop by, say hi and enjoy one of our special signature cocktails.
Fruit of the Vine Organics. Back by popular demand, Vera Farmen with Fruit of the Vine will have some delicious nibbles created from this weeks delivery basket for you to enjoy. Not only is Fruit of the Vine organic, it is supplied by local growers. Delicious fruit and veggie baskets ready for you to pick up and enjoy all week long. The Fruit of the Vine crew also includes special recipes for the ingredients in the basket, incase you come across a fruit or veggie that has you stumped. Only the freshest, local and in season produce makes it into these special baskets. Once you sign up on the Fruit of the Vine website, you will receive a weekly email outlining what produce you can expect to receive, you can then pick the size basket and any extras you might want to include. The only thing fresher is growing it yourself!
So, as you can see, this First Friday will make you feel good, inside and out! Remember, you can start dropping your items off for the food drive today at Clayton Gray Home and receive your 25% off discount.