What does the Saturday after Thanksgiving look like in your circle of friends and family? Are you frantically cleaning up after guests, or are you focused on relaxing and making good use of your leftovers? Either way, when you venture out to grab a coffee or do some holiday shopping, you’ll notice independent retailers celebrating Small Business Saturday. As a family company started over 60 years ago, we know what it means to be independent, even if we aren’t terribly small these days. Here’s the inside scoop on 5 local businesses you can support in Kentucky and Indiana.
1. Quest Outdoors – Born in the early 1980s, Quest Outdoors has been a Louisville mainstay for sporting and outdoor gear, apparel, and more. You can find everything you need in one shopping trip for a serious hike, paddleboard on the creek, or climb in Red River Gorge.
2. Carmichael’s – With 3 locations around Louisville, Carmichael’s offers a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, plus gifts and toys. If your holiday shopping lists include books, give them a call. Insider tip: they take special order requests.
3. Central Purrk Cat Café – Coming December 2020! Georgetown, have you heard about this? The Lexington Humane Society is partnering with Central Purrk Cat Café to socialize adoptable cats in a relaxed environment that also sells coffee. We couldn’t ask for anything more, really.
4. Ashbourne Farms – Have you been curious about those farm-to-table subscription boxes? An option to consider is the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program available through Ashbourne Farms. You get a fresh batch of seasonal Kentucky crops, and the farmers get the support they need to keep producing our favorite foods.
5. Coffee Crossing – An Indiana favorite for espresso and cold brew, check out Coffee Crossing next time you’re out and about. You can satisfy your need for caffeine and stock up on your favorite signature blend by the bag.
These are just some of the local businesses that make our communities great. What is your favorite spot?