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A New Bloom is more than a business

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

From left A New Bloom owner Tina Hinton accepts a chocolate-covered strawberry “bouquet” from Melinda Beauchamp. The fresh produce stand sells fresh cut flowers and chocolate-covered berries by Beauchamp, along with vegetable and flowering plants, hanging baskets, fresh baked goods and handmade gift items. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Sometimes it’s not about the money. It’s about supporting community, friends and neighbors.

That was Tina Hinton’s goal when she opened A New Bloom at 6291 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. And it was a dream of hers.

After a long career in the dental field, she decided she wanted to “chase my dreams full time,” and last summer started selling fresh produce and plants under a pop-up canopy tent three days a week in Heathsville. She also assumed the role of caregiver for her cousin, Todd Ohler, who now works alongside her at the farm stand.

Hinton married into a farm family. Her husband Jeff is a fifth generation farmer who supplies A New Bloom with its sweet corn.

She gets the rest of her produce and plants from….

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