When Rick and I visit his grandchildren in Sheboygan, we usually make a point of stopping at the Gibbsville General Store. The store's motto is "Almost Everything for Almost Nothing." If you're in the market for hot sauce, marinades, or vinegar, you'll have about 57 choices. Dented cans - even more choices. At least the cans have labels.
|The store is only open on Friday (9:00-6:00) and Saturday (10:00-4:00).|
|Wooden floors, narrow aisles - about the width of a shopping cart - definitely|
an old-fashioned grocery store shopping experience!
|Shopping at this store isn't a quick in and out. It takes a while to explore|
everything on the shelves.
Another favorite is the Gibbsville Cheese Company. Usually the line of customers is out the door.
We've been there in the summer during the week and picked up fresh cheese curds after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Finally, if you're in the area, make sure you stop in at Dutter's Gibbsville Orchard. Last year the orchard was spared the April frost that decimated so many apple trees in Wisconsin that had blossomed a month too early. Yet owner, Dustin Dutter, did not gouge his customers in the fall. I remember paying about $4.50 for a gallon of apple cider at the Orchard. At a roadside stand not too far from where Rick lives, the grower was charging $12.00 a gallon.
We'll be back to Dutter's this season for some of that sweet cider.