Methow Valley Goods, a one-stop shop for all things local, celebrates its first anniversary over the Thanksgiving weekend. The store, now located in Building O on the TwispWorks campus, began as a seasonal pop up featuring local products. Today it’s in a permanent facility and sells goods—everything from fine art to beer and wine—from over 80 artists, makers, producers, and creatives in the Methow Valley and Okanogan County.
Popular items include brightly patterned, hand-thrown bowls from Emily Post, watercolors by Anne Peck, and pepper mills, bottle stoppers, and vases from woodworker Duane Kikendall. Kikendall is a fourth-generation resident of the Methow Valley who uses salvaged wood from Carlton, WA, for his projects. Duane never knows what he is going to make when he puts a piece of wood in the lathe. The piece comes alive, he says, as the knots and grain define its beauty.
While handmade goods from the Methow are always popular holiday gifts, this year the store has a special practical benefit: at a time when supply chain challenges are slowing down global markets, there is no wait time when you shop local. Every item in Methow Valley Goods is made locally and sold locally. You can do all your holiday shopping with no lines, no wait, and no hassle.
As a thank you to customers new and old, Methow Valley Goods will celebrate its first anniversary—as well as all the winter holidays—with a special gift drawing. From Thanksgiving until the end of the year, anyone who makes a purchase in the store can enter to win an eqpd gift bag filled with additional items from the store. A winner will be drawn each Friday!
LOCATION: Methow Valley Goods, TwispWorks Campus, Building O, The South Warehouse, Unit 1. HOURS: Regular hours at Methow Valley Goods are Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. Special holiday hours, Nov 21-Dec 31, Mon–Fri 10am – 6pm, Saturday – Sunday 10am – 3pm. CONTACT: methowvalleygoods.com, 509-997-2053.