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Downtown Castle Rock Business Highlight: Mercantile by Farmgirl Foods.

Everyday is a great day to #CelebrateCastleRock and the tremendous businesses that make up Downtown Castle Rock! Today we will be learning more about Mercantile by Farmgirl Foods.

Mercantile by Farmgirl Foods has been in business for just over 3 years. You can go check out their store at 420 3rd Street.


Farmgirl Foods was born out of a love for real food. They pride themselves on their passion for showing their customers how easy it is to make and eat amazing food. Mercantile by Farmgirl Foods has something to please any type of eater. They plan to continue to exceed their customers’ expectations and grow and adapt to customer’s needs. With the help of Mercantile by Farmgirl Foods you can bring home amazing meals and please every crowd! They want to encourage you to come check out their shop and join them on this food adventure.

You can keep up with everything that Mercantile by Farmgirl Foods has going on by checking out their social media pages and website listed below:

· Instagram: @mercantilebyfarmgirlfoods

· Facebook: @mercantilebyfarmgirlfoods

· Website: https://www.mercantilebyfarmgirlfoods.com/

The Castle Rock Downtown Alliance had the opportunity to sit down with Melissa Clement, the Owner of Mercantile by Farmgirl Foods. Here are some of our favorite questions that we got to discuss with Melissa.

Why did you choose Downtown/what attracted you to owning a business in Castle Rock?

  • I love the vibe of our little downtown! It is growing but still feels like a small town and that is why I chose to start my business here.

Tell us the story/background of your business. How did you end up running a business in your industry?

  • I was a corporate Event Planner for over 25 years, but I had a deep passion for food. About 15 years ago I was inspired by a little local market that opened near my house when I was briefly living on the East Coast, and I knew that that was my calling. It took several years and many life changes, but about 3 ½ years ago I started putting the plan in motion to make my dream come true.

Favorite thing about owning a small business?

  • I love connecting with our community and offering them unique items that they cannot really find in larger grocery stores. It’s always fun to inspire them with recipes or fun things to do with ingredients and then have them come back and tell me what they did with what they bought, and how much they enjoyed it.

What’s something unique that people may not know about you or your business?

  • We have almost ALL locally made Colorado products, including some made right here in Castle Rock, and most of our vendors are women, so it’s great to support so many women and see their businesses flourishing.

What’s the easiest way customers can support your small business right now?

  • We are open from 10-6 Monday-Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. You can visit the shop downtown at 420 3rd Street or check us out online at www.mercantilebyfarmgirlfoods.com. We offer FREE local delivery in Castle Rock and Castle Pines and will be updating our online store very soon to include our vendors products as well as the Farmgirl favorites.

Help us #CelebrateCastleRock by liking, sharing and supporting #DowntownCastleRock Businesses.

Do you have a favorite business in Downtown Castle Rock? Email audrey@downtowncastlerock.com and tell us what Castle Rock Business you would like to learn more about for a chance to have them featured on our next blog!


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