|Kelly’s Country Store is a family-owned business in Grand Island, New York. It opened in 1962 and it has become a destination for many visitors to Grand Island. They sell a large selection of candies from old fashioned jars, as well as many varieties of chocolates. The candies include licorice, peach stones, root beer barrels, and much more. Of course, the collection of chocolates includes sponge candy, which has its origins in Buffalo. It is a delicious treat that is hard to describe so, if you get a chance to eat sponge candy, go for it. Kelly’s Country Store has several rooms full of interesting stuff, and they have entire rooms that are dedicated to (dare I say it in October?) Christmas. Oops, I said “Christmas” in October. (now I said it twice)
Anyway, it’s not… CHRISTMAS yet. It’s autumn, and Kelly’s Country store held its very first farmer’s market during this past weekend. It featured food, music, a petting zoo, vendors with interesting stuff, and loads of fresh fruits and vegetables for sale.
On the grounds of Kelly’s Country Store is an old one-room schoolhouse. It was one of several one-room schoolhouses in Grand Island. The schoolhouse was opened to visitors for the weekend. It was an interesting structure, and I will have pictures of that in tomorrow’s blog post.
Below are some of the images of the farmers’ market.