Shop Small Greater Lafayette

Shop Small Greater Lafayette

Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 27th, 2021. Small businesses do so much for our local economy. According to an article by the BBB (Better Business Bureau), “Small businesses are the backbone of their local communities. More specifically, if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays within your local economy.” That’s an amazing turn around rate. To view it simply as a consumer, shopping small keeps money flowing directly into our community. It supports families, keeps taxes close to home, builds the community moral, and so much more. Not only does the Greater Lafayette, IN community NAIL IT in the small business game by providing residents with plenty of options, but they work together to love and bring the supply to our demand. It’s an amazing group! We’re honored to list some local small businesses that might yield the perfect unique Christmas gift to that someone special in your life. To celebrate Small Business Saturday, many are running special deals. So, be sure to follow their social media accounts and watch their websites for more details. Bask Aroma (Lafayette, IN): “At Bask Aroma, guests create and blend their own custom fragrance.” Roseberry & Co. (Lafayette, IN): Watercolor Artist Bliss Salon and Spa (Lafayette, IN): High end salon and spa. Hair, nails, facials, massage, waxing, and more. Greyhouse Coffee (West Lafayette, IN): Coffee shop and gift shop for your coffee lover! McCord Candies (Lafayette, IN): Hometown, homemade candy for your sweet treat lover! Wildcat Valley Farms (Lafayette, IN): Local farm selling freezer beef and pork. All Fired Up (West Lafayette, IN): Paint your own pottery art studio. Perfect...
Greater Lafayette Tree Farms 2021

Greater Lafayette Tree Farms 2021

Merry Christmas, Greater Lafayette! These family owned operations truly welcome you in and provide your families with the best Christmas trees they have to offer. We wish you and yours the most amazing holiday season! Want to travel a bit to visit different areas? Visit Indiana made a brochure available for information on Tree Farms all over the state! Cassen‘s Trees and Lumber (West Lafayette, IN): “Three time winner of the Indiana Grand Champion tree.” Click here to view the tree types available! Wreaths and other decor treats for sale as well. North Old 25 location is not open the 2021 season. West Lafayette locationOpen Nov 20—Dec 19Pre-Thanksgiving weekend – Nov 20 and 21 – 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.Saturdays – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.Sundays – 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.Monday thru Friday – 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Old SR 25 locationThis location will not be open for the 2021 season.Cottrell’s Trees (Rossville, IN): Come on out to the farm! Sure, get your Christmas tree here, but additionally, you’ll find blankets, swags, grave pillows, and more. You can also do your holiday shopping at the Hasté Pudding Gift Shoppe! Season begins the day after Thanksgiving, November 26, 2021. Open 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.Choose and cut trees available 9:00 a.m. until dark (6:30ish) each Saturday and 12:00 P.M. to dark (6:30ish) each Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Open week days after Nov 28 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Balled trees available too.Mattern’s Pine Ridge (Lafayette, IN): Blue spruce, Fraser fir, Caanan fir. Trees can be dug or cut! Order online or even have a tree delivered (local only for $50 fee). Click here for more information. No public...
Greater Lafayette Holiday Fun

Greater Lafayette Holiday Fun

It’s for good reason that the Travel Channel mentions Greater Lafayette, IN on a list of Christmas Capitols in the world. Throughout the entire holiday season, community members celebrate in big and small ways. Here are a few ongoing events that happen during these next couple of months. Living Nativity (Faith Church East; Lafayette, IN): “Beginning with the biblical account of creation and ending with the prophecy of Christ’s second coming, 14 life-size scenes address the reasons for and result of our Savior’s time on earth. Involving a cast of hundreds, these scenes depict the significance of the baby in the manger and bring to life the message of salvation. The Living Nativity takes place two weekends in December on Friday-Sunday nights (weather permitting).December 10-12 @ 6:30-8:30 pmDecember 17-19 @ 6:30-8:30 pm” Candy Cane Tours (McCord Candies; Downtown Lafayette, IN): “Tickets for open tours MUST be purchased in advance; space is limited to 25 people per tour, so be sure to buy your tickets early! $7.00/guest.” Click here to view tour times and availability of tickets.” Santa Photo Experience (Tippecanoe Mall; Lafayette, IN): Beginning November, 18th, 2021, visit Santa and his elves at the Tippecanoe Mall! Make memories with your kiddos, and get a picture with him! Here are a few, “Things to know before you go:Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Click here to make your reservation.Santa Contact Photo Opportunities – Sit with Santa or Socially Distanced Santa” Fair Oaks Farm Holiday Season (Fair Oaks Farm; Fair Oaks, IN): Holiday Season at the Farm is beautiful, bountiful, and berry-merry. So, be sure to check out the magical forest of lights, private igloos to dine in at the Farmhouse Restaurant, Santa visits, gift...
Thanksgiving To-Go

Thanksgiving To-Go

Thanksgiving… Made easy. This way you can truly focus on being with your family after a year apart. Many companies have different options for full meals, side dishes, or the main bird to-go, but there are a few honorable mention restaurants here locally. Check out these menus already available to order, and a small list of others to watch! Thanksgiving… Made easy. This way you can truly focus on being with your family after a year apart. Many companies have different options for full meals, side dishes, or the main bird to-go, but there are a few honorable mention restaurants here locally. Check out these menus already available to order, and a small list of others to watch! Think ahead and make this the best Thanksgiving yet! Great Harvest Bread Company – Lafayette, Indiana Great Harvest is bringing back their top-performing holiday favorites: Turkey Bread, Rolls, Stuffing Bread and Cranberry Orange Bread – all great additions to Thanksgiving dinner and delicious day-after leftovers. Need a Full-Meal, they’ve partnered again with Crabby Mike’s BBQ to complete your Thanksgiving table! Don’t forget the delightful seasonal goodies, including: Pumpkin Ohhs, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pumpkin Bars and Pumpkin Crumb Tea Cake. Made-from-scratch pies are the perfect ending to Thanksgiving dinner, and come in 5 different flavors: Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple Crunch, Apple Cranberry Crunch and Sugar Cream.  Scan their QR code to place your order now from Great Harvest: Crabby Mike’s BBQ – West Lafayette, Indiana Check out their Holiday Full-Meal Package on their website with tons of options to choose from including ham, turkey, roast beef and all the sides you can think of. They’ve partnered with Great...
Tastes of Fall Around Greater Lafayette

Tastes of Fall Around Greater Lafayette

Many Greater Lafayette, IN small businesses cater to the ever-delicious tastes and fragrances of Fall. Pumpkin, Apple, Cider, mulled wine, and even maple peppercorn are just a few of the flavors on the list. Here’s a launching pad for Fall inspired treated around the our Lafayette community! Java Jo’z Coffee Shops (Click here to view locations and hours!) Java Jo’z posts new flavor combo’s on their business sign daily, but a few of the options dropped already this year are Iced Dirty Chai with Pumpkin Cold Foam, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Latte, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Mocha Bianca, or Frosten Pumpkin Mochaccino. Maybe you prefer your sweet treats to be in pastry form? Try the pumpkin spice scones, maple cinnamon rolls, or the pumpkin cookies. There are even some candied pecans to try this year! Be sure to stop by for today’s special, and tell Rob and the gang we said hi! Sacred Grounds: Reclaimed Coffee Shop (Click here to view location and hours!) Sacred Grounds is a classic coffee shop with interior design feels that’ll make you want to stay forever, and that’s no joke. Come in for a standard pumpkin latte, a Dirty Pumpkin (iced or hot), or stay for lunch to try the Black & Gold or Smokey Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. You’ll be so glad you visited these beautiful people. Seasonal drinksDirty Pumpkin (pumpkin spice seasoning, chai, cinnamon, espresso, milk, topped with homemade whipped cream!)Seasonal lunch sandwiches Black and Gold (grilled cheese with black forest ham, sharp cheddar, spicy peach preserve, and caramelized onion)Smokey Apple (grilled cheese with bacon, smoked gouda, thinly sliced apple, and caramelized onion!) Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. (Click here to view location...
November Holiday Markets

November Holiday Markets

It’s time to start thinking about those special family members and friends that you want to treat for the holidays. As you probably already know, Greater Lafayette, IN has a beautiful community of small business owners and entrepreneurs that can help you find the perfect, unique gift for someone. Here are just a few of the places where you might find something new and exciting for your holiday adventures! Weekend of November 5 – 6 – 7 C3Gift Shop (Crestview Community Church; Lafayette, IN) “Friday November 5, 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. (Soup dinner available)Saturday, November 6, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (Saturday Brunch available)The Crestview Gift Shop is the perfect place to shop for unique Christmas and Fall decorations, home decor, wooden signs, handmade crafts, gift baskets, gift mugs, kids’ clothes, toys, books, women’s boutique items, baked good and so much more!Proceeds from the C3 Christmas Gift Shop are used to support C3 Ministries and community organizations we partner with to make a difference in people’s lives here in Lafayette and around the world… We will also have a bake sale, and a soup dinner will be served on Friday. Carry-out soups will also be available” Hob Nob Holiday Market (Boone County Fair Grounds; Lebanon, IN)Friday, November 5 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.Saturday, November 6 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. “We’re decking the halls at the Boone County Fairgrounds so you can shop for all the festive & fun goods to make your season bright.Each space will be overflowing with happy holiday cheer…Choose from handpicked vintage finds, creative handmade goods, fun seasonal decor, boutique clothing, bath treats & candles, handmade...