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Pretty Paws Factory lets kids be the architects of their own plush toys. Pretty Paws supplies all the raw materials, and then pint-sized guests turn these parts into bunny rabbit princesses, teddy bears wearing polo shirts, and puppies dressed as ballerinas. In addition to fun outfits, kids receive adoption certificates and optional animal accouterments such as ear piercings and sound boxes that enable toys to talk without invoking any ancient warlock curses.

52 Main Street
Fairhaven,
MA
US

Paige and Blaze are two of the luckiest dogs out there. Instead of whipping up batches of cupcakes or cronuts, their owners, sisters Anne and Mary, have dedicated their gourmet baking experience to crafting fresh, wholesome, and inventive dog treats. And their lucky pooches have the glamorous job of taste-testing new batches. Anne and Mary whip up fresh and tasty treats for pups daily, baking batches of chicken pot pies, 7-cheese pizzas, and peanut butter pops. They also bake up sweets covered in peanut butter or carob such as cat-shaped cookies. To help pooches celebrate milestones, the duo also designs birthday cakes shaped like bones or famous mailmen.

54 Main Street
Fairhaven,
MA
US

The wireless provider industry changes quickly, but Arch Telecom keeps up by giving both technicians and front-line employees continual training. The extra effort shows: enthusiastic testimonials from clients cite employees' patient technical support for two seniors who were far from tech-savvy, as well as a staffer staying well beyond closing time to ensure a business's new phone lines were set up properly.

200 North Dartmouth Mall
Dartmouth,
MA
US

In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' Fruit Experts arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, and juicy strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Fruit Experts can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet or white chocolate. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.

85 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth,
MA
US

Horses trot merrily at Silverbrook Farm, towing carts and bushels of fresh, crisp vegetables behind them. Here, agriculturalists eschew tractors and machinery whenever possible, forcing the steeds to whinny their best impressions of diesel engines instead. While refraining from fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides on their crops, the farmers also use all-natural processes when tending to their livestock, resulting in a bounty of free-range eggs and beef from cows fed with grass rather than the typical Funyuns.

Along with fresh food, philanthropy also thrives at the farm. After baking up pillowy loaves onsite, The Pereira Bread Co. sets aside a portion of its proceeds to donate to Citizen Schools of Massachusetts, and Silverbrook hosts regular events such as the Great Pumpkin Festival in October, appearances from Santa in December, and family movie nights under the stars' outdated, black-and-white constellations.

535 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth,
MA
US

It began with an experiment in a basement. While that sounds like the start of a ghost story, it is actually how Harbor Candle Company was conceived. Tired of damaging their home with soot from store-bought scented candles, the company’s founders retired to their basement to pour their own. Over the course of a year, they developed their signature product, a candle made from clean-burning, non-toxic soy wax.

Word spread, and soon the basement enterprise morphed into a shop stocked with scented candles, still poured by hand. The aromas of apples, maple, and bamboo fill the shop, and the soy formula burns longer than paraffin and much longer than lists of secret names for your teddy bear. Made from NatureWax by Elevance and ensconced in domestically manufactured glass containers, each candle is entirely made in the USA.

159 Coggeshall Street
New Bedford,
MA
US