Article and photo (Wayside Country Store, Marlboro, Mass.) by Eric H.
Just a reminder that we recently started a blog called "Shop Local, Buy Local New England!" This special section of VisitingNewEngland.com centers on what we feel are some of the best independently-owned stores across New England. Recognizing that small business has always been the lifeblood of our business economy, we decided to start this web site to "get the word out" on worthy locally-owned businesses. You'll find country stores, old-fashioned department stores, clothing shops, ice cream shops and bakeries, book stores, general stores and more. We know no one works harder in the business world than the local business owner; we felt it was time to celebrate the spirit, work ethic and community value of these unique, one-of-a-kind New England stores.
You can read the "Shop Local, Buy Local New England!" blog by clicking on the text link above.