Part of a series highlighting Arlington's local businesses before the holidays.
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Friday's Patch Passport shows you where you can find trinkets in Arlington. Get out and explore this unique local shop and all it has to offer.
No journey is complete without scouring the local stores for unique trinkets or picking up a gift or two for friends and family back home. Today, Patch Passport takes you to Derby Farm Flowers & Garden, a treasure of cool gifts—not just flowers—in the heart of Arlington Center. Owner Barbara Popolow has run the store since 2005, though it has been in Arlington Center since 1999. Popolow said she focuses on creating an European-style home boutique, also full of garden and home enhancement, nature-inspired and locally-made products. She also offers garden design services. The store buys flowers almost exclusively from the Boston Flower Market and designs for events as well as one-time bouquets. The store also carries home decor items, baby …