The General Store at Marietta Farm
Let’s take a journey back to the 19th and early 20th centuries – a time long before next-day shipping, big box stores or even paved roads. Where did Kansans of that era find the goods they couldn’t produce at home? Even without today’s modern conveniences, families who lived outside of urban markets still managed to acquire necessary items by way of an old-time general store. General stores carried almost every large and small item needed in the home or farm; like books, cloth, metal goods, shoes, meats, groceries and other necessities. The general store also served as a social center and gathering place. Here, men of leisure often sat around a warm pot-bellied stove to share news and play cards.
The General Store at Marietta Farm compliments the country stores of years past and offers unique seasonal items. As tribute to the old-time general store, patrons can shop candles, locally sourced beef, organic local honey, cider, snacks and drinks. Halloween costumes, t-shirts, home décor and other “modern” items can also be purchased.
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