The traditional farmers' market at Trax Farms, owned and operated by the Trax family since 1865, teems with an eclectic array of produce grown onsite, freshly baked goods, deli fare, and gifts amid 325 acres of fields and orchards. The owners eschew imported produce for farm-grown, seasonal vegetables and fruits, and furnish their shelves with local and international specialty foodstuffs, Sarris and Wagner’s chocolates, and the farm’s own brand of flavored coffee. The aroma of freshly baked seasonal pies, homemade breads, and made-from-scratch cookies tantalizes noses as the deli rolls out soups, salads, and sandwiches assembled from premium meats and cheeses. In addition to a selection of quilts, clothing, and jewelry, the shop boasts wines, including award-winning Arrowhead Wine Cellar varietals. Furthering its homey, community-centered approach, the farm hosts flea markets, festivals, and special events, such as its autumnal hayride, which entices young visitors and scarecrows with thinning scalps.
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and start at $80 (basic uncoated plastic) and $120 (plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN lenses ($205) are lightweight heavyweights.
Brandon was six credits away from graduating when he dropped out of college in pursuit of something bigger. That life-changing decision was followed by another life-changing decision: he bought a silk-screen press and graphic-design software and started making T-shirts. Together, these two moments spawned DeadBuryDead, a T-shirt company that now makes vintage-inspired tops for men and women. Most of the tees are made with 100% organic cotton and all of them feature carefully designed phrases, images, poetic sayings, and simple, rustic designs. The women’s black-and-white Joie de Vivre shirt uses an art-deco-inspired font, and the Teenage Wasteland tee makes a statement so the wearer doesn’t have to sing it. The shirts share digital shelf space with equally rustic-looking accessories, such as necklaces, clasps, and pocketknives.
Levin Furniture has been passed down through generations of Levins since 1920, when Jessie Levin persuaded her husband to start a business to help their daughters' prospects. Since then, the business has grown, expanded, and gained a reputation for procuring and selling quality furniture. Levin Furniture's stock includes leather reclining sofas, beautifully carved dining tables, and sleigh beds from Daniel's Amish using hardwood materials from Ohio.
Isaiah House Media Group exists to improve the quality of life for all people starting with today’s youth and filtering over to meet the intricate needs of the poor, lonely, destitute and sick. This non-profit offers a unique approach to developing healthy core values in children through educational media that’s fun and int