We all love our pets. I have this crazy old man named Otis. He’s the top cat in my house and because he’s old – he has a ton of health issues. No one beats Dr. Ashely at Main Street Animal Clinic. Otis is certain she cares more for him than I do! Stinker that he is… Do your pets a favor and make this your go to place for your four-legged family members.
I’m starting to realize something about myself… I like old things. I moved back to Illinois because of old people (Mom & Dad). I bought a house that is over 150 years old. I have an old cat… AND – I drive and older car. I love my car. His name is Andrew. Lol! But… that also means I need a good mechanic. My mechanic? Bert’s Service Station. Not once have I ever felt like I was just a number to them. I like going where I feel appreciated.
In addition to growing things – I have the best product line under my brand Addie’s Pepper Patch. My salsas are better than anything you will find at the grocery store. My jellies are amazing! And so diverse in flavor combinations. And don’t get me started on my BBQ sauces and seasonings! While you are used to seeing me at the Farmer’s Markets in Central Illinois in the summer time, I take orders for my products year-round. My product list is on the website and available for delivery. With Christmas right around the corner, I am happy to make specialized gift baskets of whatever you need for that special person. I also have cakes, cookies and candies.
There are so many great, small businesses that need your support. Not just on Small Business Saturday or during the summer – we need your support 12 months a year. When you’re looking for a place to have drinks out with friends, visit The Longbranch in Athens or Weebles & The Curve Inn in Springfield. These places also have great food choices. When you’re needing a unique gift for someone, visit Estep & Associates in Petersburg or one of the folks already mentioned here. Looking for a new pharmacy? We have that covered too – Athens Pharmacy. While it may be convenient to support big chains, making the choice to pick small, local business first – makes you a hero. AND - when we keep our dollars local, that just helps all of us. Thank you.