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Every Saturday is Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is my second favorite day of the year at OSM. (First place always goes to Baby Goat ...

Giving thanks in odd times

We’re taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys, which got me thinking about my own kind of weird, but evolving relationship with ...

Garlic bulbs and books

We planted garlic today. We do it every fall, so there’s nothing remarkable about that. One thousand six hundred and ...

The business of truth

I haven’t covered elections in four years. I sometimes call that my “old life.” As a member of the media ...

Know your roots

Know your roots.It’s printed on the back of the business cards here at Old Saratoga Mercantile, but it’s more than ...

We have a winner!

The second token was hidden in the Blessings Box (now called the Little Food Pantry) located next to the library. ...
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High Tunnel and Happiness in the OSM Back Yard

Three years ago, I wrote a story about high tunnel farming and instantly fell in love. I knew I wanted ...
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A Good Fit and Good Feedback— Luce Farm Products at OSM

I’ve been selling Luce Farm hemp-infused products here in the store for nearly two months now. More than 200 jars ...
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When a Deal Isn’t a Deal

I keep seeing ads for things like this.I had to investigate. Without even knowing the numbers, my gut says, “No.”It’s ...