We are all familiar with Andy Griffith’s small town of Mayberry. While times have changed since then, I personally consider Pickaway County my own personal Mayberry. I enjoy going to the post office and seeing a friend in the lobby, or meeting someone who recognizes my last name and may be a long, lost relative. Pickaway County has a small town feel yet also is just minutes from the booming metropolis of Columbus, Ohio.
The caveat to living so close to a “big city” is that many people get in the habit for leaving town to go shopping or dining. While it is fun to do this on occasion, it is important that we remember to support our friends and neighbors right here where we live. By being loyal customers to these small businesses, we are helping to stimulate our own local economy while also supporting one another.
Small businesses help our community grow. They are the ones constantly donating to local causes, or helping with fundraisers for your son’s basketball team. Small businesses have a personal connection to the community and now more than ever, we need to help them.
If you still are not comfortable going out and about, many small businesses are still happy to ship items to you, sell gift cards, or set up a personal shopping appointment for you. For more information, contact your favorite local small business.
You can find a listing of local businesses on PCVB’s website, www.pickaway.com.
Here are my small business picks for this issue:
The Spotted Dog and The Rustic Windmill – New Holland
Handmade items such as decorative pillows and signs (or whatever you special order). There are also antiques, consignment items, and more.
We The People Clothing Co. – Circleville
Excellent selection of women’s clothing, accessories, and gifts. This is a great place to find a birthday gift for a girlfriend or just find something cute for yourself.
Baseball’s Dairy Diamond/Triple Play Pizza – Ashville
Great local place to get pizza, ice cream, deep fried goodies. I recently tried their seasonal zucchini fries and they were delicious.
Morton’s Pumpkin Patch – Circleville
This is one of many family owned farm markets in the county.
I highly recommend them all!