Make Your Own Open Terrarium Workshop

Make Your Own Open Terrarium Workshop

In collaboration with Derby Farm Flowers & Garden, we are hosting a Make Your Own Terrarium Workshop which is a fundraiser for the Nonantum Neighborhood Association Scholarship Fund. This fund is comprised of 3 individual scholarships: the Francesca Cedrone Scholarship, the Alan "Jay" Ciccone Scholarship and the NNA Scholarship, each awarding $1000 each to 3 Newton North High School graduating seniors who reside in Ward 1, Precincts 1 or 4. Applications are due by April 30. More information and the application form can be found here. The 3 winners will be announced at the Nonantum Village Day to be held Sunday, June 4.

Derby Farm will provide a glass vessel and all of the plants and materials you will need to create your own open terrarium (example in photo). Since our workshop takes place before Mother's Day, this is a perfect activity to do with your mom or with with one of your children or grandchildren (Age 5+). Or make one as a gift for your mom! 

DATE: Thursday, May 4 6:30PM. Limited to 20 participants. *Participants must pre-register.  Class fee: $75/person. 

Please add this item to your cart and proceed to check out to guarantee your spot. You will receive a confirmation email and a reminder closer to the date of the event. You may also call the shop to register: 617-244-3510. 

The event will take place at Greentail Table: 343 Watertown Street, Newton, MA 02458. Parking is available on Watertown Street and in the public lot off of Chapel Street.

What You Should Bring:

*Any decorative elements or personal touches you hope to include in your terrarium.  Shells, crystals, figurines, etc.

 *A bag or box to tote your terrarium home in.  They’re glass, so will need some cushioning.

About Derby Farms:  

Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens is more than just a florist: we're a women-owned, environmentally-conscious, garden inspired boutique blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors with a curated selection of specialty gifts, home decor, and garden goods. With a European design sense, our floral arrangements extend the garden from the glories of summer through the chill of winter. Come visit our two locations to find botanical themed gifts or bespoke floral arrangements for any occasion.

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Swing Into Spring Microgreens Event

Swing Into Spring Microgreens Event

Giant Gorilla Greens is a USDA certified, indoor, vertical farm located just north of Boston in Woburn, Ma, growing microgreens. Microgreens are bigger than sprouts, but younger than baby greens. Typically harvested when they're just 7-14 days old, these young greens are very dense in nutrition, while also holding a tone of visual appeal!

The story behind Giant Gorilla Greens started when the founders, Smita Das and Uday Ramakrishna, were faced with a life altering diagnosis- Smita was diagnosed with multiple Sclerosis, a progressive, degenerative illness that can lead to disability. To save Smita's health and her career as a pilot, the couple spent time ready and researching alternative therapies. They found evidence based research that recommends a whole foods, plant based diet to address chronic illness. Together, they began making a shift to how they ate, adapting recipes to suit their new lifestyle.

Uday's research for the most nutrient dense food led him to microgreens! 

Smita & Uday's business has now evolved into a 3000 sq. ft. indoor farm that supplies to retail stores in Boston, Cambridge, and produce companies that bring these microgreens to your favorite restaurants in the New England area. The focus at Giant Gorilla Greens has been to grow the most nutritious greens, so that everyone can draw the maximum nutritional benefit from them.

We will be hosting Smita in the shop on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30PM a free Swing into Spring with Microgreens event. The event takes place at Greentail Table located at 343 Watertown St. in Newton. Smita will  be highlighting two of their most popular products and will serve up an easy salad recipe using their best selling House Mix, a vibrant, herby microgreens mix of kale, arugula, broccoli, basil, and amaranth. This bright mix has pops of pink and purple, while bin very mild in flavor. She will also bring Cinnamon Basil, which is a unique, fragrant basil that has tasting notes of licorice and cinnamon, which is great for desserts,  stews, salads, pasta, cocktails and more. We will have time for tasting, q and a's, as well as time to peruse cookbooks and to shop. 

A limited stock of House Mix and Cinnamon Basil will be available for purchase at the event. Pre-orders are welcome via the Giant Gorilla Greens website. Use code: SPRING5 to order for pick up at the event.

There is no charge to attend but please add this item to your cart and check out or call the shop to guarantee your spot! 

For more information please call the shop at 617-244-3510.

We are looking forward to this great event and hope to see you there!

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Alex Makes Art Needle Felting Workshop

Alex Makes Art Needle Felting Workshop

Please join us for a Needle Felting Succulent Workshop on Thursday, April 13 from 6:30-8:00PM at Greentail Table in Newton! Greentail Table will be hosting Alexandra Adamo of Alex Makes Art  for a Needle Felted Succulent Event, in honor of Earth Day and sustainable crafting! Together, we'll pay homage to a medium we both adore; wool.

Each participant will be felting a lush and colorful succulent plant. Alex has curated a selection of brightly colored pieces of  wool roving, 100%  wool felting mats that are reusable for craft breaks to come, and plenty of needles for rhythmic stabbing (yes, you read that right!). One of Greentail Table’s local ceramicists, Madeleine Hall-Arber will be providing custom made pots for housing the felted succulents. Each participant will leave the workshop with a completely handmade treasure for yourself or for gifting.

You can be looking forward to light refreshments and snacks as we create community and enjoy a night of skill building. Alex will chat about her English angora bunny, crafting with Gotland and Leicester longwool sheep, and will give a nod to her fibrous installation that will be going up for six months in the Linde Family Wing in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The first of it's kind! 

This is event is limited to 15 participants on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your ticket for this Alex Makes Art x Greentail Table event for $85.00. Click here to register by adding to your cart and checking out or call the shop: 617-244-3510.

We are reserving a few spots on a sliding scale basis ($45-$75), first come, first served.  Please specify this request in an e-mail to Linda at Let her know what you can pay and she will follow up with you on a case by case basis to confirm a spot. We are relying on the honor system in terms of need.

For more information please call the shop at 617-244-3510.

We are looking forward to this great event and hope to see you there!

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Charcuterie Event with Market Tiamo

Charcuterie Event with Market Tiamo

Have you had a chance to visit Newton's newest Italian Market? If not, you are in luck! We will be hosting a free charcuterie event with Market Tiamo in the shop on Thursday, November 10 from 6:30PM-8:30PM. Come meet Francesco Iacovitti, an Abruzzi native, who along with Marissa Iocco, noted local Italian chef, co-own Market Tiamo as well as Spiga Ristorante in Needham. 

Francesco will demonstrate how to make a delicious and tasty charcuterie board. Guests will be able to sample many delicious Italian cured meats and cheeses as well as other Italian accompaniments to inspire appetizing and appealing charcuterie boards. Limited to 20 participants.

The event is free and space is limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis. Click here to register by adding to your cart and checking out or please call the shop: 617-244-3510.

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Pie Tasting Event with Bettina's Bakery

Pie Tasting Event with Bettina's Bakery

We are having a special Pie Tasting Event and Sale on Friday, November 4 from 2-6PM with Bettina Scemama of Bettina's Bakery in Newton Upper Falls. Bettina's Bakery is a German and Latino inspired bakery run by tow long time pastry chefs. Everything is made from scratch in their kitchen.

Bettina will be taking orders for Thanksgiving, sampling pies, and selling small pies.

Pies include:

Apple Crumb: all butter curst, tart apples wit cinnamon, oat cinnamon crumbs

Blueberry Crumb: all butter crust, wild blueberries, oat cinnamon crumbs

Pumpkin: all butter crust, spiced pumpkin filling, a touch of maple

We hope you can join us!

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Trunk Show with The Organic Company

Trunk Show with The Organic Company


Join us for an afternoon of fun and shopping with Rikke, owner/partner with (female-owned and run) The Organic Company. Rikke will join us to talk about living a more sustainable lifestyle and will demonstrate the company's unique textile designs, while helping you get started on your holiday shopping.

The Organic Company is a Danish design brand creating sustainable home designs in certified organic cotton, with respect for nature and people. The products are made in subtle, Nordic color tones and high quality cotton to last for a long time.

The Organic Company is celebrating their 15th birthday and there will be some great promotions on the day so you can get something for yourself and your home as well as get started on holiday gifts for the family. Rikke will show products from their bath and personal care categories in addition to the products already available in our store. It will also be possible to pre-order from their extensive product catalogue for special items like bathrobes and bath towels gift sets, soft throws and some of their great reusable bags.

Special promotions offered on the day include: reusable makeup pads, sports towels, bath towels and washcloths, delicates washing laundry bags, net drawstring bags, gauze all purpose bags, junior aprons and junior oven mitts!

Please join us!

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Newton LoveFEST

All Over Newton - Newton LoveFEST
This month, Newton residents can show their love for local small businesses by taking part in a city-wide LoveFEST, a shopping event celebrating Newton's small, independent businesses. Organized by marketing firm, All Over Newton, LoveFEST makes it easy to purchase gifts for all of your valentines from Newton's numerous independent shops and restaurants, with the option of shopping online and picking up your purchases at one convenient location in Newton Centre on February 13th, during Newton Centre's WinterFest.

We are participating, along with many of our favorite local shops and restaurants. If interested in ordering online and picking up at WinterFEST, simply choose "PICK UP" as your delivery method and indicate in the notes section of your order "WinterFEST" and we will make sure your order is there on February 13th. Just be sure to place your order by February 11 at midnight to take advantage of this special event.

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Virtual Class: Grilling & Chilling with Spices

Virtual Class: Grilling & Chilling with Spices


Virtual Class--Grilling & Chilling with Spices

Grilling & Chilling with Spices

with Curio founder Claire Cheney
Wednesday July 29, 2020, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Live via Zoom $40

In need of fresh ideas for your summer menus? Ready to learn simple ways to dramatically improve flavor? This class with Curio Spice Co. founder Claire Cheney is your ticket to inspiration!

Claire will virtually introduce you to the ways that spices can be used to marinate, grill and season foods (and drinks!) for your summer menu, helping expand your palate and celebrate summer – even this socially distanced one! She will demonstrate how certain spice blends can make grilled fish a weeknight option (as opposed to a complicated affair), how to create your own Caribbean inspired spice rub for veggies or meat, and finally two ways to make spiced-infused summer drinks (with or without booze).   

After the class, Curio will follow-up with recipes and a special discount on your next purchase from Curio’s online shop.

Curio Spice Co. is a woman-owned, mission-driven spice business in Cambridge, MA. Founded by Claire Cheney in 2015, the company offers rare and direct-sourced spices — and a collection of unique, house-made spice blends. Quality, creativity, and the company’s dedication to community and customer service has earned it local and national notice. Curio Spice achieved B-Corporation Certification in 2019.


 Harissa marinated swordfish

DIY Jerk marinade for grilled cauliflower, chicken, or chops

Vanilla bean infused grapefruit slushie (optional Campari)

Watermelon refresher with black lime & Magic Salt (optional tequila)

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Reopening the Shop!

Reopening the Shop!

Phase 2 reopening is underway and we will be ready to receive you back in the shop with a virtual hug and a big smile beneath our masks on Wednesday, June 10 at 11AM!

For the safety of all of our customers and staff, we have instituted the following guidelines to make for a healthy shopping experience.

  • CAPACITY - Our maximum capacity will be 2 shoppers at a time. We will have two socially distanced waiting spots outside the front of the store. We ask for your patience as we all get used to our "new normal" shopping procedures. While we have always enjoyed having children in the store, at this time, we want to make our shopping experience adults only.
  • MASKS - All customers must wear a mask to shop in the store. We will have disposable masks available in the shop if you do not have your own with you. If you prefer not to wear a mask, we ask you to please take advantage of our Online, Phone, Free Delivery, Curbside Pickup and Facetime shopping options.
  • HAND SANITIZING - Upon entering the shop, please sanitize your hands at our hand sanitizing station, placed immediately to the right of the entry. Disposable gloves are also available. We ask that you please limit touching as much as possible to items that you intend to purchase. We have worked to make all of prices easily visible without handling.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING - We are practicing social distancing in the shop. Please follow all social distancing signage when in the shop.
  • PAYMENT METHODS - We will only be accepting credit cards for payment during this first phase. We have changed our credit card reader to a tap or chip reader and signatures will not be required for most purchases.
  • RETURNS and EXCHANGES - All Sales are Final during the COVID-19 pandemic. No returns or exchanges. 
  • SANITIZING - We will be sanitizing high touch surfaces frequently throughout the day.

Lastly, we have changed our shopping hours for this phase:

Monday - Saturday 11AM - 4PM

We appreciate your patience with us as we enter this first phase of reopening. It will be a new experience for us all! 

We look forward to seeing you when you are ready!

Not ready to shop in-store? No problem! 

ONLINE - You may still shop online at our website:

ORDER BY PHONE - Please call us to place your order by phone if prefer instead of online.

FREE DELIVERY - We will continue to offer free delivery for orders over $25 to Newton, Watertown, Waltham, Belmont, and Cambridge.

CURBSIDE PICKUP - Curbside Pickup will continue to be available. Call or order online to pickup curbside.

FACETIME - Schedule a FaceTime shopping session with us.

BY APPOINTMENT - If you would like to schedule a private shopping session outside of our opening hours, please email us at or call the shop.

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Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors Care Packages

Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors



Forced inside by the Coronavirus pandemic, members of the Newton community are still finding ways to reach out to their neighbors and friends to share messages of hope. Children put teddy bears in windows and we see rainbows popping up across the city and sidewalk chalk messages encouraging people to stay strong and stay inside. There are more ways you can help! Donate a care package to a Newton resident in need!


While Newton has a reputation for being an affluent suburb, statistics show that 1 out of 8 households in our city survive on less than $25,000 in annual income and 11% of Newton schoolchildren live in poverty. Newton Neighbors Helping Newton Neighbors, a Facebook group that was formed to connect community members to support one another and share resources during the Coronavirus pandemic, is sponsoring an effort to provide entertainment care packages to residents living in Newton public housing. In particular, seniors who have been self-isolating and young children (ages 5 and under) who need to be entertained and are not currently served by the Newton Public Schools. These groups have the least access to ways to keep engaged during this difficult time.


NNHNN is partnering with the Newton Housing Authority to distribute these care packages to those in need. The Newton Housing Authority provides a high standard of affordable housing to Newton’s diverse population of more than 1300 residents.

In partnership with a number of local retailers who are creating these entertainment-oriented care packages, NNHNN is connecting members of the community who want to donate them to Newton residents who are the most vulnerable during this difficult time. We see this as an opportunity for you to help those in need while also supporting beloved local businesses in the hopes that it will enable them to stay afloat while closed to physical business.

Participating local businesses include:


Care packages for seniors include items such as adult activity books (coloring books, crossword puzzles, sudoku and trivia), embroidery and cross stitch kits as well as “cheer” items such as tea, honey and trinket dishes. Care packages for kids include items such as picture books, puzzles, games, art activities, educational toys and craft project kits.


Care packages are $50 and can be purchased online by clicking on the link to the local business website. Your purchase will be delivered directly into the hands of a Newton senior or child living in Newton Public Housing. Join us to support our community and send a message of hope to a Newton resident in need!

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