8 Must Visit Small Businesses in Eastern Lancaster County
November 25, 2022
Written by Sharon Sparkes
Supporting small businesses makes a tangible difference in our local community and economy. When you support your neighbors, you have the opportunity to build relationships as well community. Here is a round-up of eight small businesses in New Holland that offer unique goods and services.
A store where you’ll never see the same item twice! Resident Artisans at Garden Spot Village handcraft gift items for sale. The shop is located in Garden Spot Village, to the left of the entrance of the Village Square. Shop not only small, but local and purchase items that are made in Lancaster County by your neighbors.
Shopping at Share & Care gives items new life! Share & Care is filled with things their owners no longer find useful or have no room for in their homes. This store specializes in home goods, but you will find great gift items at a low cost. The shop is located on the lower level at Garden Spot Village. One of the best things about this store is that 100% of its funds go to the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, which provides financial assistance for residents unable to pay for services for reasons beyond their control. With this fund, residents are assured their needs will be met, and Garden Spot Village will continue to be their home throughout their lifetime.
Boutique shopping for anyone left on your Christmas list, including children of all ages. This shop has beautiful clothing, toys, sewing kits, and everything. When you enter Village Square, this resident-run shop is next to Refresh Coffee Bar.
Visitors from Lancaster County and beyond find this location one of the best roadside stands to turn brick and mortar. You will find fresh produce, fresh-cut flowers, and seasonal favorites, and on the weekend, you can be in for a treat with Chicken BBQ and soft serve ice cream!
Succulents make great gifts. They’re pretty, used to harsh growing conditions, and retain a lot of moisture. At Farmhouse Gardens Succulent Plants, you’ll notice a tremendous variety of succulents. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you choose the succulent that works for you!
Locally owned and family-operated, Glenwood Foods has a fully stocked grocery department that includes specialty items such as gluten-free foods, freshly roasted coffee, and pet foods & supplies. You’ll be able to purchase all types of fruits and vegetables. A portion of their in-season produce is sourced by local farms.
This huge two-story thrift store in Lancaster County offers outstanding, quality items. Several customers have said you can “buy all but a furnished home for a great price.” All profits are donated to support the missions of MCC.
Who doesn’t like a good slice of pie after a day of shopping? Palermo’s Pizza has you covered with a variety of Italian dishes. You’ll discover something on the menu for everyone. Our personal recommendation? A white pizza and a couple of hoagies offers a great dinner for your friends or family.