Staffers at Danville Trading Post love finding creative ways to link up antique and gently used merchandise with the community: they promised, for example, to give away a vintage wedding dress to whomever it fit first, and sure enough, the gown soon found a new closet free of charge. Though the inventory constantly changes, treasure hunters can find plenty of unique and historic items for sale, from vintage Coca-Cola vending machines to TV screens.
A self-described "gate-to-plate company," Moody's Butcher Shop sources its meat from the family’s own Lone Pine Farms, where Adam Moody raises free-range chickens, pigs, cows, and lambs. Along with selling products from their own farms, the Moody Butcher Shop family also supports other farmers by purchasing their meat products to help sustain the community and ensure that only high-quality and fresh cuts of meat are sold there.
Indicative of the Moodys’ longtime butchering skills, the shop sells a variety of pork and beef cuts that can meet the demands of any recipe, from loins to roasts and steaks. Hand-stuffed sausages run the gamut from chicken to chorizo, and smoked meats give customers several bacon and ham options.
John Searcy started his battery business out of the back of his truck in spring 1950. He opened an official storefront in 1952, naming it Interstate Battery System after the new network of interstate highways that was under construction across the country. Over the next 60 years, his company expanded to all 50 states, as well as Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Each Interstate All Battery Center location—as well as the company's online database—houses an extensive selection of batteries for cars, electronics, household items, and computers. They also collect power sources for security systems, medical equipment, and other niche devices. Many of their batteries come with a 45-day satisfaction warranty, though it doesn’t cover batteries stolen by siblings to power their Game Boys.
As a child, Inga always looked forward to the delectable popcorn treats that her mother made using special family recipes. When she became a mom herself, Inga made the same treats for her children. Soon, however, friends, neighbors, teachers, and bus drivers were all clamoring for popcorn of their own, prompting Inga to open her first Inga's Popcorn in 2011.
You can order her certified organic, Indiana-grown kernels in time-tested flavors such as caramel and white cheddar. Once a month, though, she also experiments with different spices and coatings, resulting in specials such as pumpkin pie popcorn and snickerdoodle popcorn dipped in dark chocolate. She even crafts customized batches based on her client's flavor specifications, and assembles snack bags, sampler tins, party bags, and party troughs for special events.