The first thing I usually do to find out what is in the area is to buy a local paper. Luckly there is a visitors center in the nearby town. It is full of pamphlets and brochures on things to see and do.
They even had a map with the spots marked for you!
The first place that was recommended to us was the local bakery. It is located a mile or two out in the country. But well worth the drive if you didn't notice.
The bakery is in a grocery store where everything can be bought in bulk. Any size you want, they have it. At the back of the store is a free box. They give away many of the bags, jars and boxes that there items come in. I felt so lucky to come across this burlap bag that held rice.
I know the exact place I am going to put it in the farmhouse.
I have even come across some great auctions while we have been here.
Great find of pinecones for a buck.
These jars were packed in a cardboard box. All wrapped in towels and underwear!
A few weeks later, I came across this handmade box. My green canning jars will look great displayed in this!
This is just a few things I have discovered while we are staying here. I already took a truck load home when I went to visit my daughter for Thanksgiving!
I still have a few shops and stops that I havent hit yet.I plan on finding my way to them before we leave for good!