Shopping local has become very trendy in the last several years. We all want to find ways to support the local economy and buy things that are as fresh as possible. Here in Forsyth county, there is a local market that has believed in this ideal for 20 years. Clemmons Country Store is the original local market and the right place to find the best selection of local goods year round.
A History in Our Community
Owner Sherrie Billings saw a need for this type of market in 1999. She knew she had a passion for gardening and wanted to be a part of promoting local products and farmers. It was around this time that some of the bigger chain stores were starting to put some of the local vendors out of business. “I was really worried about the little guy. There were so many great local producers of plants and produce, but there just wasn’t a place for people to get them locally.” said Sherrie. She started out small carrying only local produce and a few plants. But over the years she has found more and more vendors to bring into the store. She is so proud that 80% of the products in the store are local. She went on to say “I’m always on the lookout for new things. I go to craft shows and stay active in looking throughout the community for businesses to partner with. I am very much in touch with what comes into this store. I like being extremely hands on.” And it shows. Sherrie and her staff are very knowledgeable about the products they carry and where they come from. They are more than happy to talk to you and answer any questions you might have about any of their products.
Celebrating 20 Years in Business
Everyone at Clemmons Country Store is extremely proud to be celebrating 20 years in business this year! Its says a lot about the commitment they have made to this community. They work hard to maintain a strong customer base by providing a place that customers want to come back to time and time again. Not only are their products local, a lot of them change with the seasons. You can always get the seasonal garden plants you need, holiday decorations including pumpkins and Christmas trees, and foods and gifts to enjoy year round. All of these things are available at prices that are more than competitive which one more reason that their customers stay loyal.
You won’t be disappointed in the selection of local products that are available and you might just be surprised. Some of the local vendors available include Camino Bakery, Mrs. Pumpkins, Blue Ridge Soap Shed and more. Whenever you come you can expect to find a variety of these local products:
- Fresh In-Season Produce from Local Farms
- Locally Made Preserves
- Local Honey
- Elderberry Syrup
- Handmade Jewelry from Artists Around the Community
- Locally Grown Plants
- Sour Cream Pound Cakes
- Seasonal Gifts and garden Flag
- Holiday Decor
- Local Free Range Eggs
- Fresh Crop Pintos
- Moravian Chicken Pies
- Pot roast pies
- Chicken salad and Pimento Cheese
- Locally Made Baked Goods
This time of year, right in time for Mother’s Day, there is also a nice variety of hanging baskets, geraniums, ferns, mixed container pots and herb and vegetable plants.
If you haven’t been to Clemmons Country Store, stop by and see what you have been missing. You will instantly discover why they have been the original local market for the past 20 years.
Clemmons Country Store is conveniently located at 2690 Lewisville Clemmons Road in Clemmons. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays If you would like more information you can call them at (336)766-8988 or visit their website at www.clemmonscountrystore.com. Be sure to follow Clemmons Country Store on Facebook for updates on new and seasonal products as they become available.