Groceries & Essentials
At the Saxapahaw General Store, we offer hand-selected grocery provisions to meet the community’s daily needs and to delight guests of the village. We give emphasis to fresh, locally produced and artisan goods while striving to offer convenient-to-find items too. After all, we humans are complex–and so are our food & grocery choices.
The heart of a smart and sustainable local food ecosystem begins with the fruits, vegetables and other produce grown and processed locally. We carry a wide variety of produce that is grown both in Alamance County and North Carolina, so the peppers, berries, mushrooms, and greens you see on our shelves are straight from the farm to your plate. When local produce is not available, whenever we can, we strive to bring food from small farms, grown organically that support local communities.
Meat, Cheese & Dairy
North Carolina loves farmers, and farmers love North Carolina. The Saxapahaw General Store works with farmers just around Saxapahaw and in Alamance County for fresh, local and healthy meats– beef, pork, chicken, duck, and even emu. Our fish, when possible, come from North Carolina and off our coast. We have small batch cheeses from around the world and cheese made just around the bend. Our milk and eggs come from farmers just down the road– people we know, trust and who raise their animals ethically.
Whether you’re looking for your favorite national brand of organic, sustainable snacks or unique, locally made groceries, we’ve got you covered. We work with many local producers around the state to bring you candy, chocolates, honey, jams, spreads, sauces, ice cream, bread, meats, cookies and more that are made locally in a responsible way. We’ve got items for your everyday enjoyment that also make great gifts to show off the one-of-a-kind North Carolina food culture.
Health & beauty products
With so many amazing people with such knowledge of plants and herbs, it’s no surprise that we’re able to keep so many locally made health and beauty products in stock. We’ve got a wide variety of soaps and bath items, made right here in Saxapahaw. We’ve got herbal tinctures and natural medicinal items from this area, made with skill and care.
Craft beer & wine
Since we’re in the same building as the award-winning Haw River Farmhouse Ales, we’re often the first retail space for some of their newest concoctions, which means you can get HRFA beer styles that may not be available in other places. We also have a wide selection of craft beer and wine from North Carolina, around the country and around the world, and one of the largest selection of cold craft beers in the county.
It may be cost a little more, but your car will thank you. As will your lawnmower, weed eater, tractor and any other yard or farm equipment. Ethanol is an additive that dilutes the gasoline, and it can eat through fuel lines, especially if it’s sitting in an engine for long enough. As one of the few local suppliers of ethanol-free gas, it’s a trusted fuel for many local farms and landscaping companies. We use all-natural ingredients in our food because it’s better for our bodies, and we use ethanol-free gas because it’s better for your car.