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Rockcastle Florist is a family owned & operated floral design firm. The owners, Keith and Wendy Rockcastle, are lifelong residents of Rochester. Both have family ties to the Canandaigua community as well. The Rockcastle’s love their customers. That is why every flower arrangement they create is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t absolutely love the arrangement we create for you, just contact one of our floral design centers. We will replace that arrangement with one of equal or greater value. Absolutely free of charge. People send flowers to celebrate life’s special occasions. In fact, flowers are one of the most popular occasion themed gifts. If you have one of life’s special moments coming up, we hope that you will choose Rockcastle Florist to help make that celebration one to be remembered. We employ an expert team of floral designers. They have years of experience and create luxurious, upscale floral designs. When you stop by one of floral design centers, we guarantee that a friendly, creative, highly skilled team member will be there to greet you. They will will make every effort to exceed your expectations.

Rockcastle Florist is your Finger Lakes flower and wedding specialist. The award winning wedding team at Rockcastle Florist creates gorgeous wedding flowers. Our custom designed bridal bouquets are simply stunning. The Rockcastle Florist wedding team has handled floral design for some of the most prestigious weddings that have been held in the Finger Lakes area. We have been in business since 1951. We have years of experience and have designed wedding flower packages for most of the top wedding venues in the Finger Lakes. When you come in for your Free Wedding Consultation, our wedding staff will listen to your vision for the wedding flower package of your dreams. We will take that vision and turn it into a reality.

We buy many of the flowers we sell direct from domestic and international flower farms. That ensures that our customers are getting the finest, freshest, highest quality flowers available. Buying direct offers huge advantages. There are cost savings when we avoid the middleman. Those savings can be passed along to our customers. Equally as important, we are able to reduce the time between when the flowers are cut at the farm and when they arrive in our flower shop. Fresher flowers equals longer vase life. Longer vase life means you get to enjoy your fresh flower arrangement a few days longer.

 

 

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It’s Not Too Early to Shop for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th. That may seem like it's weeks away, but it's really not. And, as our busiest day of the year as a Finger Lakes florist, we recommend that you get shopping now to make sure Mom gets everything she deserves. It's important that Mom has an exceptional day, and we are here to help you do that for her! The good news this year is that you may have a chance to go out and enjoy a meal or at the very least spend more time outdoors on a short day trip thanks to improvements in the health news across the country. Our floral designers and gift specialists in our Rochester flower shop and other Finger Lakes florist locations have had a lot of time to create a new Mother's Day collection that is filled with beautiful floral designs and gift options to delight all those incredible Moms out there. First, there are new unique floral designs in all sizes, shapes, colors, and flower varieties. These new floral designs for [...]

Remember to Recognize Teachers

We always appreciate teachers for their ability to teach and inspire our kids, but this past school year was even more incredible given the circumstances of virtual and hybrid learning. Teachers managed to be resilient and flexible as they navigated a new way to reach and engage their students. It was challenging for everyone, but teachers deserve so much credit for what they did in the face of such circumstances. That's why this year, Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3rd to May 7th and Teacher Appreciation Day on May 4th both have even more merit. If you haven't done so before, this is the year to show your appreciation with a note, gift, or both for teachers. Our Finger Lakes flower shops and floral gift website can help you show that appreciation in many ways, including flowers, plants, and gifts. Our Spring collection is a good place to start. The collection includes many seasonal bouquets, including small arrangements that fit on a desk and larger vases overflowing that take your thanks to a new level. [...]

Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day and Week with Flowers and More

Your admin keeps everything running while you focus on your business. They take care of the details and day-to-day tasks that go into running a business. It takes considerable skill and organization capability to do what they do, but they get it done for you whether they are in the office or working remotely. Although 2020 was tough, your admin or admin team has proved to be resilient and committed to what they do. Now is the time to celebrate them! This week is Administrative Professional Week, and April 21st is Administrative Professionals Day. Both are opportunities to do some special things for your admin or admin team to thank them for everything they do for you and the company. There are many ways to celebrate your admin. You can host a lunch or virtual meal, provide paid time off, have a spa day, give gift cards, or offer a bonus. During these exceptional times, it's even a nice idea to get them a grocery service membership or restaurant delivery gift cards. Just make sure [...]

Shop Stunning Spring Bouquets and Gifts

Spring has arrived, and we are so happy to be enjoying warmer, sun-filled days throughout the Finger Lakes area. We are hopeful that this year's spring season will bring us good news of better health and opportunities to spend more time with each other in-person at work, school, and other places. We've enjoyed seeing more of our customers stop by our flower shops in Rochester and throughout the Finger Lakes. If you haven't done so, please visit our flower shops today and see what we have in the way of Spring flowers, plants, and gifts. We've been working hard to put together special gifts and decor for the Spring season for all your special occasions as well as for adding cheer to others' lives and brightening up your home. Here is a sampling of our Spring collection, which includes old customer favorites and unique new floral designs and gifts. You can find all types of floral styles, colors, and flower choices and combinations. There are tulips, hydrangea, daisies, irises, lilies, and other seasonal favorites. We [...]

Stunning Flowers For Easter and Passover from Rockcastle

Passover started on March 27th and continues until April 4th. Easter also is coming up this week on April 4th. The Spring season is in full swing, and it's time to enjoy the good weather, the hope and positive change that is defining this year, and the special religious and family messaging that comes with these celebrations. We have been preparing for Easter and Passover for awhile because our floral designers have been coming up with creative floral designs that capture the messages of these special Spring holidays as well as add cheer and beauty to your decor, celebrations, and gifts. This Easter gives us more of an opportunity or choice to celebrate in-person with more family members. Our Easter collection features stunning floral displays in many styles, including botanical, whimsical, traditional, modern, and garden style. We have flower arrangements, bouquets and hand-tied bouquets, baskets, centerpieces, and cube vases. There are also flowering plants, including Easter lilies. Choose from Spring favorites like tulips, lilies, hydrangea, and more in both pastel or bright colors. Our Spring [...]

Get Ready for Your Dream Wedding with Rockcastle Wedding Flowers

Proposal Day was March 20th. Was this a special day for you? If so, congratulations! Whether you got engaged then or are already engaged, it's time to start thinking about your impending nuptials this Spring, Summer, or Fall in the Finger Lakes area. Our Finger Lakes flower shops are here to help for your wedding, including a free wedding consultation so you can learn about how we work with our wedding clients and what we can do for you. Having served wedding clients in the Rochester and surrounding area for many years, we are adept at working with local venues and vendors, providing a seamless process for you and creating a more enjoyable planning experience. Before you book a free wedding consultation at one of our Finger Lakes florist locations, be sure to visit our dedicated wedding website to see what's possible and what we have been able to do for our other wedding clients. The wedding website is filled with photos of wedding flowers for every part of a wedding. Our wedding gallery includes [...]

 

 

 

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It’s Not Too Early to Shop for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9th. That may seem like it's weeks away, but it's really not. And, as our busiest day of the year as a Finger Lakes florist, we recommend that you get shopping now to make sure Mom gets everything she deserves. It's important that Mom has an exceptional day, and we are here to help you do that for her! The good news this year is that you may have a chance to go out and enjoy a meal or at the very least spend more time outdoors on a short day trip thanks to improvements in the health news across the country. Our floral designers and gift specialists in our Rochester flower shop and other Finger Lakes florist locations have had a lot of time to create a new Mother's Day collection that is filled with beautiful floral designs and gift options to delight all those incredible Moms out there. First, there are new unique floral designs in all sizes, shapes, colors, and flower varieties. These new floral designs for Mother's Day also come with stunning containers that enhance your gift-giving with a keepsake vase or basket Mom can display or use for other flowers.  We also have kept many customer favorites so you can find something for every preference and price point. You can also schedule an appointment for a custom Mother's Day floral design. We recommend doing that now because our schedules are filling up fast. There are other options for Mother's Day, including plants and blooming plants. One of our favorites this year is our Huge Hug Porch Planter. It comes in an oversized galvanized tub and is filled with green and blooming plants. We named it after something we have all been missing outside of our "bubble," and that's a hug! In addition to the flowers and plants, we have delicious cupcakes, cakes, and gift baskets filled with sweet and savory goodies to celebrate Mom. She's sure to love these yummy treats, and all we can do is hope she shares them with you! We also love our packages like a sweet bouquet with a stuffed teddy bear. You can also pick up a greeting card and balloons to further celebrate Mother's Day. Ask us what's available. Call, come in, or use our website to order now for Mother's Day. We offer in-store/curb pickup as well as contactless delivery throughout the local area. Happy Mother's Day to all those incredible Mom's out there!

Remember to Recognize Teachers

We always appreciate teachers for their ability to teach and inspire our kids, but this past school year was even more incredible given the circumstances of virtual and hybrid learning. Teachers managed to be resilient and flexible as they navigated a new way to reach and engage their students. It was challenging for everyone, but teachers deserve so much credit for what they did in the face of such circumstances. That's why this year, Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3rd to May 7th and Teacher Appreciation Day on May 4th both have even more merit. If you haven't done so before, this is the year to show your appreciation with a note, gift, or both for teachers. Our Finger Lakes flower shops and floral gift website can help you show that appreciation in many ways, including flowers, plants, and gifts. Our Spring collection is a good place to start. The collection includes many seasonal bouquets, including small arrangements that fit on a desk and larger vases overflowing that take your thanks to a new level. Many of these options include keepsake vases that makes it two gifts in one for teachers. There are bright colors and cheerful floral displays with all the flower favorites, including tulips, roses, and more. Our plant collection is another option, offering long-term appreciation with little maintenance. Choose from green plants like house plants and succulents or opt for blooming plants like azalea, hydrangea, and orchids. There are also beautiful garden arrangements that include both green and flowering plants. Teachers can takes the plants home as the school year will soon draw to the close and enjoy your gift there. We also have other teacher gift options, many of which are delicious. Our small business partners in Rochester and throughout the Finger Lakes have provided us with tasty treats like cakes and cupcakes. Teachers will love these gifts and are a good option if you are thinking of gifting a teaching team or department where it can be shared. We have other gift baskets that also work for this teacher gift idea. Ask us what's available! Don't forget that we also have greeting cards so you can personalize each teacher gift as well as balloons! You can order from our website or come into our Finger Lakes flower shops to order and pick up your teacher gifts. We also do contactless delivery to homes and schools if you would prefer that option.

Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day and Week with Flowers and More

Your admin keeps everything running while you focus on your business. They take care of the details and day-to-day tasks that go into running a business. It takes considerable skill and organization capability to do what they do, but they get it done for you whether they are in the office or working remotely. Although 2020 was tough, your admin or admin team has proved to be resilient and committed to what they do. Now is the time to celebrate them! This week is Administrative Professional Week, and April 21st is Administrative Professionals Day. Both are opportunities to do some special things for your admin or admin team to thank them for everything they do for you and the company. There are many ways to celebrate your admin. You can host a lunch or virtual meal, provide paid time off, have a spa day, give gift cards, or offer a bonus. During these exceptional times, it's even a nice idea to get them a grocery service membership or restaurant delivery gift cards. Just make sure you know what they like so you can personal your admin gifts as much as possible! Our Finger Lakes flower shops are here to help you show your appreciation with other gifts like flowers and plants. We have an Administrative Professionals collection this year to make shopping online or in one of our Finger Lakes flower shops as easy and enjoyable as possible. After all, we know you are busy and this is usually one of the tasks your amazing admin may do for you when handling your gift-giving on your behalf. This one is on you though! Our floral designers have introduced some stunning new floral designs that make for beautiful gifts for your admin. Many are wine-themed with names that include pinot noir, merlot, and Riesling. There are many petite, cube-shaped floral displays that are perfect for your admin's desk and as an accompaniment to other admin gifts you are giving. Be sure to also ask about our custom floral design service in case you want to make something exclusive for your admin. Then, there are so many types of plants, including green plants and succulents as well as blooming plants and combinations of green and blooming plants in dish or basket gardens. Order today by phone, in-person, or through our website for contactless delivery throughout the Finger Lakes area. You can also opt to pick up your Administrative Professionals order.  

Shop Stunning Spring Bouquets and Gifts

Spring has arrived, and we are so happy to be enjoying warmer, sun-filled days throughout the Finger Lakes area. We are hopeful that this year's spring season will bring us good news of better health and opportunities to spend more time with each other in-person at work, school, and other places. We've enjoyed seeing more of our customers stop by our flower shops in Rochester and throughout the Finger Lakes. If you haven't done so, please visit our flower shops today and see what we have in the way of Spring flowers, plants, and gifts. We've been working hard to put together special gifts and decor for the Spring season for all your special occasions as well as for adding cheer to others' lives and brightening up your home. Here is a sampling of our Spring collection, which includes old customer favorites and unique new floral designs and gifts. You can find all types of floral styles, colors, and flower choices and combinations. There are tulips, hydrangea, daisies, irises, lilies, and other seasonal favorites. We are so excited to share some of the new floral designs that our design team has come up with, as they have spent many hours creating new ways to put the gifts from Nature together in ways that offer wonderful messages to enjoy. You can also work with our floral designers on a custom floral design for a Spring gift, event, or just for your home. Call us and set up an appointment now.  Of course, our plant collection also has added more seasonal options, including orchids and other blooming plants as well as green plants, succulents, and dish and basket gardens. We are so thankful for all of our small business Finger Lakes partners, especially that they have been able to stay open despite such a challenging year. They have also been working tirelessly to offer some seasonal treats and thoughtful gifts. A real favorite over Easter and throughout the Spring season so far has been the Spring cupcakes made to look like flowers. Not only are they tasty, but they look like works of art. You are welcome to come in to our Finger Lakes flower shops and order or use our website. Our same-day delivery continues to be contactless. Express delivery is also available for the local area. You can also pick up your orders in-person.  

Stunning Flowers For Easter and Passover from Rockcastle

Passover started on March 27th and continues until April 4th. Easter also is coming up this week on April 4th. The Spring season is in full swing, and it's time to enjoy the good weather, the hope and positive change that is defining this year, and the special religious and family messaging that comes with these celebrations. We have been preparing for Easter and Passover for awhile because our floral designers have been coming up with creative floral designs that capture the messages of these special Spring holidays as well as add cheer and beauty to your decor, celebrations, and gifts. This Easter gives us more of an opportunity or choice to celebrate in-person with more family members. Our Easter collection features stunning floral displays in many styles, including botanical, whimsical, traditional, modern, and garden style. We have flower arrangements, bouquets and hand-tied bouquets, baskets, centerpieces, and cube vases. There are also flowering plants, including Easter lilies. Choose from Spring favorites like tulips, lilies, hydrangea, and more in both pastel or bright colors. Our Spring florals also come in many sizes and quantities. We also offer custom flower arrangements for Passover and Easter. Just call us and book an appointment at our Finger Lakes flower shops. You can work with us by sharing your preferences or those of your recipient as well as determine the budget the works for your needs. This is a good way to add something unique to your Passover or Easter table. Besides flowers, you can also choose from some delightful treats, such as Easter cakes and cupcakes. Our bakery partner makes many delicious and fresh baked goods that are ideal for Easter. We also have fun baskets filled with goodies for those of all ages to enjoy. These Easter treats come in many different sizes. Other options include packages, such as an Easter lily plant with six cupcakes. There are so many goodies to choose from to make this Easter as special as possible. You can order at our Rochester flower shop in-person, by phone, and through our website. Choose from pickup at our Finger Lakes flower shop or opt for contactless delivery. You can do same-day order and delivery, but we recommend that you order as early as possible for these Spring holidays.

Get Ready for Your Dream Wedding with Rockcastle Wedding Flowers

Proposal Day was March 20th. Was this a special day for you? If so, congratulations! Whether you got engaged then or are already engaged, it's time to start thinking about your impending nuptials this Spring, Summer, or Fall in the Finger Lakes area. Our Finger Lakes flower shops are here to help for your wedding, including a free wedding consultation so you can learn about how we work with our wedding clients and what we can do for you. Having served wedding clients in the Rochester and surrounding area for many years, we are adept at working with local venues and vendors, providing a seamless process for you and creating a more enjoyable planning experience. Before you book a free wedding consultation at one of our Finger Lakes florist locations, be sure to visit our dedicated wedding website to see what's possible and what we have been able to do for our other wedding clients. The wedding website is filled with photos of wedding flowers for every part of a wedding. Our wedding gallery includes ceremony flowers, wedding party flowers like bridal bouquets and boutonnieres, reception flowers, and cake flowers.  There is a wide range of floral design styles to match your outdoor or indoor wedding, including botanical, rustic, garden style, modern, whimsical, and traditional. There are tied bouquets and cascading bouquets for the bride as well as floral canopies and other structures, flowers for the aisle and chairs, centerpieces, and other floral art. Besides all the photos with wedding flower ideas, you can also use the budget planner on our wedding website. It is a pricing estimator for our wedding packages based on what you might need for your wedding. You can try different quantities and types of wedding flowers to understand the different pricing possibilities. Doing so in advance of having a wedding consultation can also help us start the process of ordering and designing your wedding flowers with no surprises for anyone. From intimate wedding ceremonies to large wedding bashes, we are here to help everyone plan their big day and create the vision they have been dreaming about. We can't wait to work with you and add your beautiful wedding to our portfolio of wonderful memories we have made with all our wedding clients throughout the Finger Lakes area. Contact us today to schedule your free wedding consultation!

Swing Into Spring with Our Must-See Spring Flower Collection

Today is officially the first day of Spring, but we've been working on that spring feeling at your favorite Rochester flower shop for the past few weeks. The last ditch effort of Winter was tough, but we are ready for sunshine and warmer temps. To clear away those winter blahs and look forward to what we hope is a positive change toward better times in 2021, we're ready with some stunning bold and pastel spring flowers to brighten your home, office, and people in your life. We've been working in our Finger Lakes flower shops on new floral designs that we can't wait to share. They are available in our  must-see spring flower collection and are perfect for spring birthdays and other celebrations like Passover, anniversaries, new babies or neighbors, get well soon gifts, and just because gifts. All of the spring flower favorites are now available! This includes tulips, lilies, daisies, roses, sunflowers, ranunculus, hydrangea, and more. You can also enjoy spring greenery and spring blooming plants in unique containers. Choose from many types of spring-themed containers, many of which are keepsake options to enjoy for many seasons to come.  Our spring flower collection comes in many sizes, prices, and styles so there is something for everyone to enjoy and bring the outdoors in to enjoy through spring. You can also contact us for any special floral orders for a spring Finger Lakes wedding or custom flower services for a Rochester event or unique gift. Our floral design team is here to work with you. Many of these floral beauties are also part of our Easter collection, with a wide selection of spring centerpieces for the Easter table on April 4th. There are religious-themed bouquets, sweet treats, Easter plants, and delightful Easter baskets. We also have some edible spring treats like locally baked spring cupcakes decorated to look like spring flowers in a range of pastel colors. These are great for a spring baby or bridal shower, Easter celebration, or as a gift for someone special in your life. You are welcome to come down and shop and order from any of our Finger Lakes flower shops. You can also do local pickup of your order even if you order by phone or online. You also have the option of contactless delivery throughout Rochester and the surrounding areas. We look forward to helping you make the most of this spring season!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Flowers and Plants That Bring Luck

St. Patrick's Day is this week on March 17th. This celebratory day originated in Ireland and was brought to America by those who settled here from that country. Since then, the holiday has gone well beyond a religious event and turned everyone Irish for at least one day out of the year. There is typically lots of good food like corned beef and cabbage, green beer, parades, and family time. It's the day to wear green and celebrate the shamrock. St. Patrick's Day now represents family, friendship, positivity, and good health and luck. At your favorite Rochester, Spencerport, and Canandaigua flower shops, we are ready to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your own home as well as gifts for others in your life. We have green flowers and themed floral designs along with green plants that are perfect for this special day. Some of these green-themed floral designs are pictured here.  Our green floral designs include many styles, such as botanical, garden, modern, rustic, and more. There are roses, daisies, hydrangea, tulips, and more to choose from. Our selection also includes green glass vases and green baskets. Numerous green accents are also available to add St. Patrick's Day flair. There are also many sizes and prices, which means there is something for everyone. Plus, we have numerous green plants, including orchids, succulents, and indoor green plants. There are desktop plants and dish gardens as well as floor plants. Again, our Finger Lakes flower shops have something that is sure to fit your personal style as well as that of your recipients. Other options for St. Patrick's Day include custom floral design services, balloon bouquets, greeting cards, and special gift baskets and local items from our small business partners throughout the Finger Lakes area. You can see some of these items online while the rest you can check out by phone or at our flower shops. You can choose from curbside pickup as well as contactless delivery throughout the Finger Lakes areas. Just let us know what you prefer when you place your order for St. Patrick's Day. Remember that Easter is not far away and we are already getting ready and accepting orders for this next Spring holiday!

Shop the Hottest, Best-Selling Floral Designs in Rochester, New York

With a new month in full swing, there are many reasons to think about flowers. March is sure to be full of birthdays, anniversaries, welcomes, and other special occasions. It's also the start of Spring and a good time to add some new colors and decor to your home to celebrate the changing of the seasons.  The most difficult part of gift-giving and decorating is often knowing what you think works best. That's what our bestseller collection is all about. You can see what others are sending to their loved ones or using as decor for their home, office, and home office. Our best-seller collection includes a wide range of floral design styles to suit every taste and preference, including formal, modern, rustic, garden, European, and more. There are many sizes and prices as well as container choices to still personalize your floral design order with our Rochester flower shop. Recently, we have added many spring floral designs as the official start to Spring is just a few weeks away and we have received many fresh seasonal blooms to add color and hope to the new season.  There are bright and bold colors along with pastel hues, offering ways to create many moods and settings to enjoy.  Of course, our bestselling collection would not be complete without plants and blooming plants. Many of you have plant favorites that we have also included in this collection. This includes desktop plants and floor plants as well as compact succulent displays. Other products in our bestseller collection include gift items that make excellent selections for an upcoming March birthday. We have partnered with a local bakery to offer vanilla or chocolate birthday cakes that com with a festive bouquet. Along with balloons and cards, we can help you complete your birthday purchase in just one place. Our Finger Lakes flower shops offer curbside pickup and contactless delivery. Stop by and place your order, call us, or use our website order form today to get your flowers and gifts or decor items for your own place. We're ready to help you get a month worth of planning done in one order! Look for our Spring and Easter collections coming soon to help you plan for April's special occasions and celebrations!

Celebrating Floral Artistry on Floral Design Day

Arranging flowers is an artistic skill that requires training, artistic flair, creativity, and a human touch. It's quite a skill to be able to put flowers together in a certain way and combination to express a feeling, create a mood, or add ambiance at a special event. But, that's exactly what floral designers do and have done for centuries. In 1995, an official special occasion day was created to draw awareness to floral design. Known as Floral Design Day, it is celebrated every February 28th. It offers a way to celebrate the natural beauty of flowers and greenery as well as recognize the talent of floral designers. We have the most experienced floral designers in the Finger Lakes area. Our floral collections highlight their talent at work and showcase their ability to create floral designs for all types of occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, funerals, and more) and across many styles, sizes, colors, and prices. This includes those floral designs in our bestsellers collection. It also includes our Bloom Gal service of beautiful and stunning floral designs that also illustrate what our floral designers can do not to mention our wedding flower designs, which have added to the good memories from many big days. Besides buying and enjoying flowers from our Rochester flower shop or other locations, you can also celebrate Floral Design Day in other ways. This includes sending a message to our floral design team or taking a flower design/arrangement class online or in-person to experience what goes into creating this artwork.  You can also add or plant flowers around your home or participate in a community garden. In doing so, you are adding back to nature for everything that it gives us. It also creates beauty around your home and the community. If you are artistic in other ways, you might want to consider creating art with flower motifs, including floral designs within stained class, a painting or colored picture, knitting or needlework, or even quilting. There are so many ways to add floral designs to your life, including fashion. Floral Design Day also reminds us to add more color and positivity to our lives and to those around us! We thank you for supporting our floral designs this year and every year! We can't wait to introduce you to new floral designs for the Spring, including Easter, as well as those for weddings, other special days, and the 2021 holiday season.  

Rochester Floral Design Center

870 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612

Phone: (585) 225-3640

Canandaigua Floral Design Center

100 S Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 394-2542