When our grandmothers needed to attend to the bumps, bruises, fevers and other illnesses their family suffered, they didn't have a corner drugstore. Instead these good women relied on simple wisdom, common sense, and pantries well stocked with herbal remedies. With few exceptions, these herbal remedies were made from plants and herbs that grew in the kitchen garden or were gathered in the fields and woods surrounding their homes. There is a growing awareness of the importance of returning to the use of whole foods and healthy herbs into our modern lives. Merchantville's own Spirit to Sole Connection has many of your herbal needs. Stop by, browse around and chat with owner, Jeannie Muetz Francis. Her home herbal remedy collection is her small way of working to preserve the knowledge of my grandmother and yours for future generations. It is grounded in my desire to explore the natural world of plants and live a simpler and healthier life.
Get your turkey orders in folks. McFarlan's Market knows their meat and fowl. They are featuring fresh turkeys from Koch’s Turkey Farm - All-naturally raised - NO hormones - NO stimulants - NO antibiotics - for your Thanksgiving Day dinner. Taste the difference! Koch’s Turkey Farm is a true family farm that values the traditional standard of our Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage. Roscoe and Emma Koch first started raising turkeys on the family farm in 1939. The Koch’s Turkey Farm was founded by their son Lowell and his wife Elizabeth in 1953. The third generation of the Koch family, Duane, Barb, Pam, and Beth, took over operations in the mid 1990's. Their All-Natural approach to raising turkey is the reason that Koch's turkeys taste as good as they do.
Businesses in Merchantville have the Monsterville spirit! You'll find Bones Alexander at Monsterville Antiques and Salvage letting you know that for the month of October he'll be in charge. They have lots of new antiques and salvage just brought in, so what better a time to stop by and visit him where - He'll be waiting! Eclipse Brewing has a new 8% Pumpking Ale on tap - a tasty malty fall beer or fall in love with their Coffee Chocolate Porter - an absolutely fantastic coffee-chocolate explosion of goodness! Janice and Pete at Mcfarlan's Market have everything you need for noshing while watching your favorite football teams in October - get ready with their fresh picnic shoulders for pulled pork, fresh-made sweet & hot sausage or munchies! And, wiccans who visit Spirit to Sole Connection can stock up on supplies for All Hallows Eve with their selection of floor washes, smudge sprays, energy shifting tea's and "Break the Spell" salts and goolish line of Organic Herbal Tea's just for the season! The Blue Monkey joins in this month-long celebration with their official 2019 Blue Monkey Tavern FallFest featuring 90+ craft and independent beers, wines, ciders, hard seltzer, hard kombucha and more! And for that ever nagging sweet-tooth Aunt Charlotte's Candies offers a mouth watering selection of caramel and candy apples, gummy candy and spooky foil chocolates! And, if you're looking for the perfect zombie look don't forget Halloween hairstyling at The Clip Joint, Castle of Beauty or Dash Styles - they've got the answer! #shopmonsterville. Vote today for the spookiest Monsterville Merchant!
This Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Merchantville's awesome "Play with This" toy store will be hosting its annual Toy and Collectible Street Fair. There will be lots of great toy vendors, special appearances, games, and so much fun. This event is on the same day as the Town Wide Yard Sale, so come by and check us out after your early morning scavenging. And please make sure to stop by my booth at 19 West Park Avenue, where I will have lots of rare and hard to find 80s and 90s toys at great prices. Some of the toys that will be featured at my table are: Transformers, She-Ra action figures, Star Wars action figures, Jem backstager, Nintendo NES, and N64 games. Also featuring Littlest Pet Shop figurines, Polly Pockets, American Girl dolls, Bitty Baby accessories, $5 grab bags and lots of vintage, hard to find plush!
#ShopLocal and support a healthy environment! McFarlan's Market carries a full line of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day - a collection of household products made with essential oils from flowers and herbs that smell nice and pack a punch against daily dirt and grime. With scents that are inspired by a midwest backyard garden, and products that are chock-full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, we're continuously channeling Thelma Meyer's passion for the environment. As a mother of nine, she was no-nonsense, and had a sensible approach to living a healthy and balanced life. At Mrs. Meyer’s, they have a passion for the environment and also know the importance of being a good neighbor in our home, our community and our world. That’s why they’ve made a commitment to improving the earth one flower, plant and tree at a time through our campaigns, partnerships, volunteering efforts and donations.
Beat the heat and start your holiday shopping during Christmas in July where you'll find several local small businesses in one place at Ryan's Retail. Shop hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Satyrday July 20th and 27th. Merchants include: Graceful Knit Knots, Antisha Inspired Crafts & Services, Shop 4 Vintage Clothing, Jersey Girl is Crafty, Scentsy, Paparazzi, Brown Babycakes, Pixie Lane, Usborne Books & More, Origami Owl, Candles N Curios, Color Street, Thirty One, and Pink Zebra. Ryan's Retail is located at 22 North Centre Street in the old post office building.
Aunt Charlotte’s Candies, located at 5 West Maple Avenue in Merchantville, is having their annual vacation sale at the end of this month. Stop by to shop for some delicious candy and great giftware. They're closing for vacation for the entire month of August and their sale starts next Thursday. Dates and hours are: July 25th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 30% OFF All Candy and Nuts; July 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 40% OFF All Candy and Nuts; and, Saturday, July 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 50% OFF All Candy and Nuts. Also, 30-50% OFF All Giftware. Be sure to ask our salesgirls for a sample!
A bundle of fabrics - great for re upholstery, curtains, and pillows - just arrived at Queen Esther’s Treasures Of Old & New Thrift Shop, 29 West Park Avenue. Owner, Linda Kidd Jones, established this family business in memory of her mother, Queen Esther Kidd. “My mom loved to shop for bargains and catch sales and shop at thrift stores and Goodwill,” Jones recounted. This is a family shared business. Jones offers shoppers something for men, women, and children including clothing, jewelry, shoes and boots, books, household items, toys, and much more. The shop is open Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Station Coffee and Eilandarts Center is tucked inside Merchantville's old train station, hence the name. Owners Nicole and Matt have created an atmosphere where you will find a coffee shop that makes all its food in house and has a gift shop with pieces from many local artisans/small business owners. Combined that with an art center that host a gallery of artist on the regular, as well as classes, lessons, and specialty dinners. If you haven't been by yet take time to check it out. There is something for everyone there.