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Weekends are for wandering Wisconsin. That's what Rick, my guy, and I do. Occasionally we wander during the week, too. Sometimes we just drop in on other people's lives.

This blog is my way of sharing where we've been, neat places and things to do that we've found.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Close to Home - Gibbsville "Groceries"

Gibbsville, Wisconsin is pretty much a crossroads in Sheboygan County. It's one of the many unincorporated "census designated places" (a concentration of population identified by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes) that we find all over Wisconsin.

When Rick and I visit his grandchildren in Sheboygan, we usually make a point of stopping at the Gibbsville General StoreThe 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.
It's always an adventure at the Gibbsville General Store. Easy on the wallet, but not necessarily the store for everything you need. 

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.

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