Sunday, April 4, 2021

Small Businesses in a Small Town



As I've mentioned before, we live in an area where there are many small towns, and Greg and I are gradually working our way around to all of them. Our latest trip was to the town is Meadowview, Virginia. We have been there a couple of times before.

Meadowview is a quaint little town with a few small businesses.

One of those businesses is a bookkeeping place where Greg goes to get our taxes done. The owner is a woman who has her business at home. She's very accurate and through. She does a great job.

This year, after we'd finished at the bookkeeper's, we decided to stop by two businesses that are side by side.

They are the Meadowview Farmers' Guild and the Harvest Table Restaurant.

It was time for lunch so we decided we'd try out the restaurant first. To get to the restaurant, you need to go through the Farmers' Guild country general store, which we didn't mind at all since it's a pretty neat place.

Friendly shop clerk, Denita, greeted us when we went in and escorted us to the restaurant.

The walls of the restaurant are full of the paintings of talented local artists.

This is where you can watch them fix pizzas, etc. right from your table.

Is this a good-looking meal or what! You don't leave hungry from this place! What's more, the food is very healthy, and locally and regionally-grown.

Two Satisfied Customers
Photo by New Server Madeline Who Did an Excellent Job!

No room for dessert? That's okay, because there's always take-home! 

After we left the restaurant, we looked around the shop that was chock full of interesting things...

including books by Barbara Kingsolver whose book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" inspired the opening of the restaurant. There are books by other authors as well.

These are our purchases from the store. Two of them are gifts for others.

We loved our visit to both the restaurant and the shop. Bet you would, too!


Making a difference: Support small business. That's something we can all easily do!

"You can, do, and will make a difference."- "Woman's World"

Also around Meadowview-

The Old Railroad Depot

A Large Church Near the Railroad Tracks

Kit-Cat Update: The little stray cat that we adopted a few weeks ago is doing much better. It seems a lot healthier. It has gained weight, its fur is prettier, and its eye infection has cleared up. That just shows what a little love and attention and healthy cat food can do!

Quick Quiz-Can you find the bunny in this picture?

Positive thought: "Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life."-Janine Di Giovanni
Thanks for visiting! Until Sunday, May 2, 2021, Becky