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Y'all Come Back Now

My roots run deep here in Appalachia. I was raised on cast iron skillet cooking, floating on the French Broad, and southern graciousness in our home. While I don’t think that hospitality is confined to the south, I strongly believe in the inheritance of southern graciousness and that it is part of my DNA. When designing Provisions Mercantile, I had my grandmother’s original West Asheville community store in my mind. My family has told me stories about their experiences there for as long as I can remember. Anecdotes ranged from my uncle working in the store after his classes as a senior at Lee Edwards school, to the candy treats my aunt used to sneak, and all the staple food...

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Worry or Strength

Reflections that struck me today from different categories are listed below. We are still struggling with what our "new" normal will look like when we open back up for business. Faith: Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. - Proverbs: 12:25 Fame: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” –Corrie Ten Boom Family: "I try not to worry about things out of my control; Easier said than done, but I try."  - Heather Wright Future:  Our flag-ship store at 728 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 is being prepped and staged to open. We cannot wait to share the store with you! The space looks beautiful. Whenever it is deemed safe...

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