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Thanksgiving Turkeys, Autumn Harvest Shares, and more!

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Thanksgiving Turkeys, Autumn Harvest Shares, and more!

Hi friends! We hope you are delighting in the crisp fall weather as much as we are here at the Merc. With our doors enwreathed by colorful gourds and the aroma of Pumpkin Spice Lattes wafting from our coffee bar, we can‚Äôt help but start thinking about our favorite holiday: Thanksgiving! ūüćĀ Thanksgiving is a special time that we get to emphasize our mission at the Mercantile: to make healthy, local foods more accessible to our community while supporting local agriculture. When we consider Thanksgiving tradition and the history it embodies, we acknowledge the sanctity of our land and people...

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Wholesale CSA at The Merc

CSA registration season is upon us! If you haven't heard of a CSA, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Customers agree to pay a farmer upfront for a share in their harvest. It works out well for the farmer because they receive money at the beginning of the season when they need to buy seeds and supplies and the customer gets a whole season's worth of delicious produce, flowers, and/or meat!We have so many wonderful local CSA's in our area, including Chilly Hollow Farm (veggies), Far Bungalow Farm (flowers), Moutoux Orchard (whole diet CSA), and Day Spring Farm (whole diet). We are...

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Valentines Day Collection

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Valentines Day Collection

Valentines Day (and Galentines Day - don't forget your friends too!) is right around the corner; and we've got the luxurious lotions, delicious truffles, and sweet candles to make this year special. So shop some of our top picks for lovely gifts to give, right here... https://hamiltonmercantile.com/collections/valentines-collection

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Pre-Order Thanksgiving Turkeys!

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Pre-Order Thanksgiving Turkeys!

Hi friends! This is Meredith. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. This year, I want to encourage you to try to source as much of your meal locally as possible and to really dive into what it means to buy from local farmers. 
Wendell Berry said "Eating is an agricultural act." When you consume food, you are participating in the agricultural system. The choices you make can either support healthy practices and the local economy, or large scale farming, multinational corporations and environmental degradation. 

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Summer Product Highlights @ The Merc

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June has arrived, and so has our first taste of summer! Sunny days, breezy nights, and how could we forget the cicadas? We've been busy filling the Merc with old and new faves alike, so we figured we would start the new website off with a blog post highlighting our new loves! First off is our stickers! We're featuring two new artists this month, Elyse and SweetGum Studio.  Stickers from Artist ELYSE   Stickers from local artist SweetGum Studio   Also new to us is fresh bread from Lyon Bakery in Maryland, delivered daily! We carry an array of goods...

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