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  • Being a successful local business requires you to be unique to your area, an expertise in what your products and services, great customer service, quality, and so much more. Operating Manager, Samantha Fledderjohann, is no stranger to any of these characteristics when it comes to Green Thumb Café.
     
    “Our family started this restaurant to offer something no other place had in the area,” stated Fledderjohann. “We don’t cut corners and we use high quality products, such as Boar’s Head Meats and locally grown produce.”
    Green Thumb Café is known in the area for its cafeteria style lunch with sandwich, salad, and soup options. There are always choices for those with a gluten or dairy free diet.
     
    “Some of our most popular lunch items are the chipotle chicken panini, chicken avocado wrap, and the patty melt. We also have a lunch special every day,” commented Fledderjohann. “We get the meat for our patty melt locally and all the produce we use is seasonally local.”
     
    A food adventure is how you would best describe the newest service offered by Green Thumb Café. In late July 2017, Green Thumb Café welcomed Dutch Chef Camiel Henning as their newest member with the plans to offer an exclusive dining experience for locals to love. After 15 years at Michelin-Starred Restaurant, Chateau Neercane, he has found a home in New Bremen and is ready to share his talents with you.
     
    “In this kitchen we make everything from scratch from soups to sauces,” stated Chef Camiel. “This is a unique dining experience and the restaurant transforms in the evening to a place with wine glasses, cloth napkins, waiters, and even more spectacular food.” 
     
    This new dinner service is great for a date night with a four-course meal option or you can order a la carte. The menu is different each week and is carefully planned by Chef Camiel to provide you with quality food at a value price and tastes that will not disappoint.
    If you are ready to try this exceptional dining experience, there are a few things you should know: each week’s menu can be found on their Facebook Page, Green Thumb Farm Fresh Café; they recommend that you make reservations in advance; and they are here to please and accommodate you.
     
    Green Thumb Café understands the importance of what being local means and that includes not only purchasing local, but also supporting local non-profit organizations. On Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm there will be a fundraising dinner for the St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer and 100% of the proceeds will support the fight against cancer. The cost is $50 per person and includes the following four courses: marinate salmon, pumpkin soup, your choice of codfish or sirloin fillet, and chocolate mousse. You must have a reservation and you can make one at Green Thumb Café or by calling 419-753-2143.
     
    Green Thumb Café is located at 4247 Southland Road between St. Marys and New Bremen. You are able to dine in for lunch every day of the week or enjoy dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Fledderjohann commented that large groups have called in their order for lunch and it is ready when they get there, which is perfect for those who only have a half hour. Green Thumb Café also provides catering services to local businesses.
     
    “Green Thumb Café is like no other place in this area offering fresh and local food options, high quality products and services, and a top notch dining experience,” stated Abby Balster, Executive Director of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to be able to promote Green Thumb Café to our community and to those visiting St. Marys.”
  • Council on Rural Service Programs joins the Chamber

    The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Council on Rural Service Programs (CORS) as its newest member. CORS, is a non-profit social service agency, runs Early Start and Head Start Programs in nine counties, and runs youth programs – Gateway Youth Program and Achievement Center for Educational success – in two counties.

    In early 2017, CORS was awarded a large grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Administration for Children and Families to expand its Head Start Programs. These expansions included services and a location in St. Marys, Kids Learning Place.

    Kids Learning Place is located at 1659 Celina Rd., St. Marys and is now open. The St. Marys location has two new, six hour, full day Head Start classrooms with 40 child slots. Currently, they are full in both classrooms. The facility offers a Home Base Option as well. In the home based open, a home visitor goes to the child’s home for a 90 minute visit each week for instruction and parenting education along with case management.

    “The best thing about Kids Learning Place is the experience and services we provide to not only the child, but the entire family,” Cheryl Feathers, Early Childhood Services Coordinator.

    CORS would like to invite community members to join them and the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting at the Kids Learning Place in St. Marys on September 26 at 1:15 pm. This is an opportunity for the community to talk with staff and take a look at their new facility at 1659 Celina Rd., St. Marys, OH. If you have questions or would like more information about the programs offered by CORS contact them at 1-866-627-4557 or visit their website at www.coucilonruralservices.org.

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