Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Country Stores

Dutch Haven Barn and Gift Shop - Intercourse, Pennsylvania - Invites you to enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking served in the Heart of the Amish Country, Chicken pot pie, pork and sauerkraut, Amish style turkey filling or Black Angus steak can be enjoyed every day of the year at the place that made SHOO-FLY PIE famous.

The Famous Fanny Farmer Candy Fair - Peabody, Massachusetts, near Boston on Route 1 just north of Route 128 - Open Daily and Sunday 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM. Visit Fanny Farmer Candy Fair and see the finest foods from the world's richest markets blended into these delicious candies in our own modern kitchen for your eating pleasure.

Home of Putnam Pantry Candies - On U.S. Route 1, Danvers, Massachusetts - At the Historic Birthplace of General Israel Putnam. This charmingly appointed candy kitchen features delicious hand-dipped chocolates, caramels, fudges and other tempting candies made from treasured old New England recipes. Ninth generation owner-management.

KayDee Country Store, Skunk Hill Road, Hope Valley, Rhode Island - Enjoy the scenery of a delightful & picturesque part of New England when you visit KayDee's lovely gift shop, old fashioned country store and Santa's Sleigh Christmas Shop.

During the Depression, in 1931, Ted Hustead, a young pharmacist, his wife Dorothy and son Billy moved into the back of a small drug store in Wall, South Dakota, a town of 800 people. After a year they realized they could not stay in business because people in Western South Dakota were on hard times.

In desperation Dorothy suggested they advertise free ice water to attract the traveling public. This idea saved the drug store. Because of the Hustead's tenacity, Wall Drug Store slowly grew to be one of the largest drug stores in the world.


Heidi Ann said...

In HeidiLand, every one of those places still exist, and I can go there and buy something. (Candy! Or pork and sauerkraut - or pie - pie's good.)
Would that it were so.

Major Pepperidge said...

When you need a corn cob pipe, and FAST, just go to your nearest country store.