- June 21, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
The greenhouse behind Martine Delbrin’s Ocala home is crammed with greenery of all shapes and sizes. From succulents no bigger than a fist to potted plants large enough to fit on a dinner plate. She grows them all herself.
Delbrine, founder of Rooted By Martine, her plant and home décor business, was one of five vendors at 4th Ave Food Park’s Juneteenth celebration, held June 19. The park’s Instagram post described it as a day of “restoration, recognition and celebration.” The event, featuring live music and cuisine from the surrounding restaurants and food trucks, spotlighted several Black-owned businesses in and around the Gainesville region.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers rode into Galveston, Texas and announced the Civil War officially ended and the…