Dining Guide: Edible Arrangements
Anyone can send a loved one an arrangement of flowers or chocolates, but if you really want to stand out, send a professionally arranged bouquet of fruit. Edible Arrangements offers fruit bouquets for birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations, sympathy, business events, client gifts and many other occasions.
Cathy Beckwith opened Edible Arrangements in Edmond with her daughter, Melissa Mills in 2006. “I left my nursing career as a NICU RN and my eldest daughter, Melissa left her job to open our store four years ago this December,” Beckwith said. “Melissa worked alongside me until she left to move to Wayne, Oklahoma. She now works in Purcell and is a new mother of our grandson, Aidan. I miss her valuable insight every day.”
Beckwith was first introduced to Edible Arrangements by her youngest daughter, Jessica who used the product and suggested her parents open a store in Edmond. When Beckwith visited Jessica in St. Louis, they ordered a bouquet. “I went to the store to pick it up. Walking in, I felt a sense of excitement,”
“Edible Arrangements of Edmond, is at this time, the only store in the Oklahoma City area,” said Beckwith. “We uniquely sell fresh fruit bouquets that suit any occasion. Our arrangements look like a floral arrangement with one difference – you can eat the juicy fruit.”
Each fruit bouquet is typically made with strawberries, bananas, pineapple, melons and grapes. The bouquets are known for suiting all kinds of customers, even children. “In fact, lots of children prefer our juicy, fresh fruit to a birthday cake,” Beckwith said.
The Hello Kitty arrangement is perfect for a young girl’s birthday and includes pineapple shaped Hello Kitty images, pineapple daisies, chocolate strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe and honeydew bursting from a keepsake tin.
Another popular themed bouquet is the Triple Play which features chocolate dipped strawberries, arranged in a keepsake baseball container. The bouquet comes overflowing with pineapples, grapes, cantaloupe
The shop also offers individual chocolate dipped fruit that sold in boxes of six or 12 pieces, as well as fruit salads that contain no sugar or preservatives. Beckwith loves to hear positive feedback from customers. “It lifts our spirits and lets us know that our customers love our product,” she says.
Stop by Edible Arrangements at 3209 S. Broadway, Suite 111 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, or to place an arrangement order, call 844-0909 or visit www.ediblearrangements.com.