Introducing the Purple Flamingo Cafe at My Garden Nursery
Open everyday from 9am to 5pm
Full specialty coffee menu! Coffee served hot or on the rocks.
Ted's original soups, breakfast sandwiches, truffle fries, fresh salads and our signature item called Dilly Pickles named after Mr. Dilly Pickles our famous cat. Every two weeks we introduce 2 new Flamini Paninis!
There is a yummy frozen blackberry slushy called the "Flamingo Freeze" and fantastic chocolate chip cookies too!
Chef Ted comes to us from many years of cooking at some of the best fine dining restaurants in Washington and then having his own Chocolate shop on Orcas Island.
The Purple Flamingo Cafe will be donating part of every months sales to Dementia Support NW. The owner of My Garden Nursery has been touched by Alzheimer's and wants to give back to the community and help others going through this tragic disease. Purple is to Alzheimer's what pink is to breast cancer and that is why we have named our truck the Purple Flamingo Cafe.
The below is taken from an article by Kyle Tubbs, Cascadia Weekly;
Gunderson’s mission to support Alzheimer's research and people suffering from dementia is a personal one after she lost both her parents to Alzheimer's. Gunderson took care of her father after his disease had progressed. “I was with my dad when he passed. Other than having my kids, it was the most special experience in my life and the hardest experience in my life,” Gunderson said.
The purple flamingoes do not only serve as a mascot but also support Alzheimer's research. Ten percent of every flamingo sold goes to the Alzheimers Association. Gunderson got the idea when a march for Alzheimer's was going past her old storefront.
“I wanted to get something purple that would make people smile,” Gunderson said. “So I bought 100 purple flamingos and then people not only liked them, but they wanted to own them. So I started selling them.”