Shop Close to the Local Source…
Serendipity will lead you to a wide variety of shops tucked away in country villages and rural areas throughout Monroe County. Some of the shops cater to the traveler; many primarily serve the needs and wants of local residents. All are there for you to discover!
Alderson Artisan’s Gallery
1401 Riverview Ave., Alderson, WV 24910
A cooperative, non-profit, group of local West Virginia artisans. The gallery’s goal is to offer affordable, quality and locally made art to Alderson and surrounding areas, as well as to support talented local artisans. In addition to the wares of the dedicated co-op members, the gallery regularly features guest artisans to display and sell their craft. Special classes scheduled throughout the year. Winter hours are currently Thursday through Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm.
203 S. Monroe Street, Alderson, WV 24910
A shopping and architectural experience, J.M. Alderson General Merchandise (Alderson’s) was established by the Alderson family in 1887. The first building burned in the early 1930s and was replaced by the current building, which has one of the most pristine examples of Art Deco store interiors in existence. Fourth generation owners manage the store and continue to make it an anchor in the Alderson Historic District. You’ll find old fashioned shop cases that feature a wide selection of jewelry and other accessories, eclectic gifts, books, Alderson and West Virginia related items, and antiques. Open year- round, with hours altering with season. Call 304-445-2851 for store hours. Find Alderson’s Store on Facebook.
Appalachian Arts & Gifts
17 Market Street, Peterstown, WV 24963
This unique store in downtown Peterstown provides a venue for nearly 40 local artisans. The shop, located inside Market Street and Company, is full of handmade items made by artisans in Virginia and West Virginia. The gallery is staffed by volunteers and is open on Friday and Saturday. Shop online or visit the historic E.I. Terry building. Proceeds benefit the Peterstown Preservation Group.
Butterflies and Bouquets
7616 Seneca Trail South Peterstown, WV 24963
A full-service flower and gift shop providing custom gift baskets for any and all occasions. Family owned and operated.
Byrnside Branch Farm
170 Byrnside Branch Road, Union, WV 24983
Shop at the Pumpkin Patch for pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, broom corn, straw, fodder stalks and even potatoes. Open every weekend September 15th through November 5th. Friday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Make fire pit reservations and group bookings online. School groups welcome. On Facebook.
Cheese N’ More Store
5521 Sweet Springs Valley Gap Mills, WV 24941
Old general store feel, complete with tin ceiling and original hardwood floors. Huge variety of cheeses, deli meat, candy, nuts, spices, jams, relishes, homemade sandwiches. Amish crafted lawn furniture. Enjoy your purchases on the bank of Kitchen Creek. Major credit cards accepted. Open Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm. Fridays, April through October hours extended to 7 pm.
7121 Seneca Trail Sinks Grove, WV 24976
Jamit! Baskets make both original design and reproduction baskets. Mike and Judy McDade use West Virginia walnut dye and their own colors in the baskets. Offerings are highly varied in price. Visit their website to see their work, and even purchase online. They now accept major credit cards. Sales shop attached to their home. Call to make appointment.
Kitchen Creek Bakery
5510 Sweet Springs Valley Gap Mills, WV 24941
Find a tasty treat in Gap Mills. Kitchen Creek Bakery strives to make tasty made-from-scratch items. Try their breads, pepperoni rolls, pies, cookies, and DOUGHNUTS! This business has seasonal hours, so you may wish to call before coming. Opening under new management spring of 2020!
Mark Soukup Chairmaker and Cabinetmaker
621 Rowan Road Gap Mills, WV 24941
For over 25 years, maker and seller of reproductions of 18th and early 19th century American furniture. Made in the traditional manner from local timber sources.
HC 76, Box 1H, Willowbend Road Union, WV 24983
Specializing in custom furniture, both in design and construction. Also offering custom trim and cabinets for homes from a supply of local cherry, walnut and oak . Furniture restoration is a specialty as is historical restoration of all millwork in older homes. With 35 years of experience, millwork and furniture is built with old world methods and built to last.
Moco Shirts, Signs & Embroidery
389 S. Main Street Union, WV 24983
Retail space featuring their popular t-shirt, sweatshirts, decals, plus some great souvenirs. They offer custom printing and embroidery.
Peters Mountain Peddlers
Main Street, Peterstown, WV 24963
Peters Mountain Peddlers is in it’s sixth year of operation. This consignment business features hand-crafted items, primitive decor, and collectibles. Visit the shop on 219 in Peterstown, Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sorry, but no credit cards accepted.
Route 2, Box 515, Peterstown, WV 24963
Custom made quilts, quilt fabrics, notions and more. Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rustic Lux Decor and Staging
2560 Greenville Road Union, WV 24983
Rustic Lux Decor and Staging is a small retail and staging store; All new inventory. They have gifts for every occasion, Souvenirs, Bibles, Books, CDs, Videos, in addition to their decor items. Rustic Lux also provides copy, fax, and notary services. A one stop shop. A great little stop in the Greenville community. They hope to see you soon! Open Monday and Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm.
15704 WV-12, Forest Hill, WV 24935
Pottery made on site by Marcia Springston-Dillon; also featuring the works of Appalachian artists and craftspeople. Each piece of pottery is unique and one-of-a-kind. Special orders also taken. Annual Christmas show on first Saturday in December. VISA and MasterCard accepted. Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.