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Photographic journey on Genesee County's Hometown Trail

by dsitler

A far cry from the shopping malls and big box retailers, a much different (and more fun) retail experience awaits – the Hometown Trail, a collection of 10 gift shops, markets and more spread out through Genesee County. Let’s face it, every shopping center and mall is filled with the same shops, selling the same stuff across the country. On the Hometown Trail, each location is unique in itself. Often, the owner of the business is in their store ready to greet and serve you. It's a fun and delightful experience to explore the trail and discover these hidden gems. The participants in the 2015 Hometown Trail are: Berried Treasures (Darien Center), Country Cottage (Darien Center), Country Hill Home Accessories & Gifts (Pavilion), Harrington Produce & Bakery (Batavia), Kozy Kabin (Corfu), Mulberry Station (Pembroke), The Artisans@North St. (Batavia), The Hobby Horse (LeRoy), The Mill (Elba) and Torrey's Farm Market (Elba). The following are a few images from each location on the Hometown Trail.




Berried Treasures, 1415 Broadway Road, Darien Center, NY.
Berried Treasures in Darien Center, NY.
A nice selection of locally-made favorites can be found at Berried Treasures, Darien Center.
Country Cottage, Darien Center, NY.
One of the small barns at Country Cottage, 10448 Harper Road in Darien Center, NY.
Country Cottage in Darien Center, NY.
Country Hill Home Accessories & Gifts is located in the center of Pavilion, NY.
Country Hill Home Accessories & Gifts in Pavilion, NY.
There is a Vera Bradley boutique section inside Country Hill Home Accessories & Gifts in Pavilion, NY.
Kozy Kabin, 992 Genesee Street, Corfu, NY.
Local-made honey products at Kozy Kabin, Corfu, NY.
Mulberry Station, is a former gas station at 1241 Main Road (Rt.5), Pembroke, NY.
The automotive-themed Mulberry Station in Pembroke, NY.
A step back into yesteryear at Mulberry Station in Pembroke, NY.
The Artisans @ North Street, is located inside 301 North Street, Batavia, NY. Parking and entrance in rear of building.
Locally-made quilts can be found at The Artisans@North Street in Batavia, NY.
The Artisans@North St. in Batavia, NY.
The Hobby Horse, 54-56 Main Street in downtown LeRoy, NY.
A wide variety of gifts and antiques can be found at The Hobby Horse in LeRoy, NY.
The Hobby Horse in downtown LeRoy, NY.
The Mill, 7061 Oak Orchard Road, Elba, NY.
The Mill is a gift shop situated in an old mill in Elba, NY.
Elba, NY's Sunrise Bees pure honey is available at The Mill.
Torrey's Farm Market, 7142 Oak Orchard Road, Elba, NY.
Torrey's Farm Market, Elba, NY has both gifts and fresh produce from the family farm.
Torrey's Farm Market shows why Elba, NY is the "Onion Capital of the World."
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