How Can I Support Local Businesses? SHOPPING Edition

Cabin fever getting the best of you?  Itching to shop till you drop? We’ve compiled a list of stores that would be thrilled to have your business!  Many local stores have put in lots of work modifying their business models to change with the new mandates and suggestions to keep their customers happy and healthy.  Check out this list to find your favorite spots and learn how you can support them.   You can also purchase a Butler County Gift Certificate that can be used at 80+ locations!

We encourage you to monitor the social media of local businesses, which is often the most up-to-date information.


Butler Evans City Harmony Mars Saxonburg Slippery Rock Zelienople MARKETS



Branded in Butler

  • Open Tuesday - Sunday: 12 - 8pm

Cummings Candy

  • Open regular business  hours:
    • Downtown location: Monday - Friday: 6:30am – 5pm, Saturday: 8am - 2pm, Sunday: 8am - 1pm
    • West location: Monday - Friday: 6am – 6pm, Saturday: 7:30am - 6pm, Sunday: 8am - 2pm
    • South location: Monday - Friday: 6am – 1pm, Saturday: 8am - Noon
    • Hospital location: Monday - Friday: 6:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday: 9am - 2pm
  • Carry-out only.  Drive-thru and pick-up window only at the Pittsburgh Rd. and Evans City Rd. locations.

  • For everyone's safety:
    • Customers and employees must wear masks and maintain social distance, per the Governor's order.

    • Clear shields are in place at serving counters.

    • We continue to follow rigorous disinfecting and cleaning measures, and to serve in disposable containers only.

Meridian Station Gift Shop

Mystique Moon Antique & Artisans

  • Open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 11am - 4pm, Friday: 11am - 6pm, Sunday: 11am - 3pm 

Nicolette’s Specialty Gifts & doTERRA Essential Oils

  • Available to communicate online and by phone
  • Visit their Facebook page for daily updates    

Peter’s Chocolate Shoppe

  • Open: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Offer curb-side service and online ordering
  • Visit their Facebook page for daily updates

Playthings Etc. The World's Coolest Toy Store!

  • Open Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
  • We are following all CDC recommended precautions.
  • In addition to toys, Playthings Etc. General Store is officially open!
    • We have groceries, tools, hygiene, cleaning supplies, camping, survival items, household goods and more.
  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

All About Reclaimed

If you have items you’d like to donate to storage, please call (724) 996-8071. Vases, wreaths, and things you don’t use anymore.



Hobby Express

Mathew Jewelry

  • Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5:30pm, Thursday: 9am - 8pm, Saturday: 9am - 4pm
  • Customers required to wear a mask. We are providing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to ensure customers feel as safe as possible.
  • We are disinfecting all non-porous surfaces every hour as well as after any customer has left the store.
  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

Sheila's Home

  • Open: Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm, Sunday: 10am - 5pm
  • Curbside pick-up available


Eleven Eleven Gifts

  • Open Wednesday - Friday: 11am - 5pm, Saturday: 10am - 3pm
  • We offer curbside pick up.  Call ahead and we can have you pay through our secure online checkout.
  • Over 65 or compromised? Call or email and we will make appointments for you to shop ALONE between 10 - 11am

Little Foot Quilt Shoppe

  • BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:  Tuesday, May 19: 10am - 3pm, Thursday, May 21: 10am - 3pm.
  • Appointments are available every half hour.
  • We realize that half an hour might seem brief, but we are trying to accommodate as many guests as possible, while remaining safe.
  • Call the shoppe to sign up for a time slot that works for your schedule! We are so excited to see each and every one of you!
  • In order to allow for safe social distancing, only 10 guests will be permitted in the shoppe at a time.

Wendereusz's Candy & More



Appalachian Rock Shop and Jewelry Emporium

  • We are taking the re-opening of the store slowly and moving one step at a time to ensure that everyone is comfortable and safe.
  • May Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 12 - 5pm
  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

Darn Yarn Needles & Thread

  • Open during "Phase Yellow": Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • We ask that all visitors:

    • Wear a mask - we're all to do this in public, and Darn Yarn is a public space.

    • Wash your hands when you enter/before you shop

    • Only 5 people in the shop at one time

    • Maintain 6' distance

    • If you are sick, stay away, even if it's not Covid19 symptoms

  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

Harmonie Laden

  • May hours:  Wednesday - Friday: 12 - 4pm, Saturday: 11am - 2pm
  • After May back to regular hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
  • I understand if you are not comfortable coming into the shop, but if you choose to stop in, please know that I am taking the following steps to ensure the safety of my family and yours. New policies you should know before coming in:
    • Wear a mask unless unable for medical reasons

    • Hand sanitizer is available for customers use

    • Regularly cleaning and sanitizing surfaces

    • Maximum of 12 guests in the shop at one time

    • Keep your distance from other shoppers

    • Stay home if your or your family members have been sick and visit us when everyone is well

  • If you prefer curbside pick up, please call 724-452-3980

  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

Harmony Museum Gift Shop

  • Open Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 4 pm. We will resume our normal Tuesday - Sunday hours in June.
  • We will abide by the regulations that all customers must wear some type of mask to enter our store, either a mask, a scarf, etc., anything that will appropriately cover your nose and mouth.
  • We will be limiting the number of customers in our store to no more than 6 at one time. 
  • We will be cleaning and sanitizing heavily touched areas regularly. And we do have some hand sanitizer for your use if requested.
  • Have some elderly family or friends and want to shop with them but without others in the store? We can arrange to be open for you at 11 am almost every day we are regularly open. Just call ahead to make an appointment. We will gladly do this for you! (724) 452-5509.
  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

The Enchanted Olive

  • Open Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm, Sunday: 1 - 5pm
  • New policies you should know before coming in:
    • Masks are required
    • Public restrooms are not available
    • No tastings at this time
  • If you feel uncomfortable coming into the store we will continue our curbside services, just call us at 724-473-0017 to place your order

  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

The Two Fraus Bakery

  • Open: Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 3pm, Saturday: 8am - 2pm
  • Mask required
  • Limit of 2 people at a time



The Glass Blowing Center

  • Due to the uncertainty of the Corona virus pandemic, we will remain closed as we monitor if the local cases increase or decrease over at least the next several weeks. Due to severe lung issues, Tom is in the high risk category of this virus.

  • Group demonstrations and glass blowing classes can not happen at this time due to the social distancing issues involved with teaching. If you would like to take a class, please call Elaine to put your name on a list, and we will contact you immediately when we are able to resume teaching.

  • If you would like to come into our store in need of a gift, or to pick up an order, please call Elaine at 724-791-2100 to make an appointment.

    • If you do come in, please wear a mask for your safety as well as ours.



Quality Gardens

  • Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm, Sunday: 10am - 5pm



Owlet Gift Shop

  • Fingers crossed that we can open for our normally scheduled date of May 23rd!




  • Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
  • You can also call ahead and pick up at the window.

Heritage Wine Cellars

  • Hours: Wednesday: 12 - 5pm, Thursday: 12 - 7pm, Friday 12 - 5pm

Speckled Hen Chocolate Company

  • Offering online ordering through our website.  Custom shopping experiences through phone, FaceTime, Facebook live or video chat.
  • Store is open Tuesday - Saturday:  10am - 5pm   You must wear a mask.
  • Call us and we will collect your order, pay and you can stay in your car for pickup - thank you for keeping it local!
  • You can also buy gift cards.  
  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

Winfield Winery

  • Can sell wine for off premises consumption only. 
  • You can come into the saleroom to buy to go or place order over the phone for pick up 
  • Wine tastings are not permitted 
  • Open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • If you need to buy wine the days we are closed; call us and we will open up for you - 724-352-9589
  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates



The Birdwatchers Store

  • Open Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • Gift cards are available in any denomination!


Wagon Wheel Antiques

  • Open Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5:00pm, Sunday: Noon - 5pm  (Open Memorial Day 10am - 5pm)
  • For your safety and ours, we have implemented the following practices.
    • Wearing a mask is required
    • Intentional awareness of social distancing
    • Hand sanitizer stations are available in each building
    • Constant and intentional cleaning and disinfecting of often touched surfaces


Zanella Milling





  • Reopening in June
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for free online art experiences

Dapper Bicycle

Eva Bryn Shoetique

  • Open: 10am - 5pm in a safe and responsible way
  • Gift cards available to use later

Hearth & Home Furnishings

Mathew Jewelry

  • Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5:30pm, Thursday: 9am - 8pm, Saturday: 9am - 4pm
  • Customers required to wear a mask. We are providing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to ensure customers feel as safe as possible.
  • We are disinfecting all non-porous surfaces every hour as well as after any customer has left the store.
  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

Ooh and Aah

  • Shop is closed but is offering online purchasing of sign kits, paint and merchandise. Can be picked up on our porch at the shop, curbside at the shop (hours to be determined), delivery (local to Zelie only) or mailed.  Adding more kits each day so follow their Facebook page for updated information. 
  • Link to online ordering or website:
  • Buy gift cards online:

The Perfect Piece Home Furnishings

  • Open Sunday - Tuesday: Noon - 5pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • We have made some changes in the store that hopefully will ensure the safety of our customers and employees.

    • All customers and employees must wear masks

    • There will be a limit of 20 customers permitted in the store.  The store layout has been completely restructured to allow for social distancing

    • There are arrows on the floor signifying the direction in which to take your lap around the store

    • A plexiglass shield has been installed at the checkout

    • We will regularly wipe down high contact surfaces

    • Hand sanitizer will be available

    • It will be the customers responsibility to place their items in checkout bins and to wrap and bag their purchased items

    • Restroom will no longer be available to our customers

    • No customers will be permitted in our back Receiving area

    • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

The T-shirt Loft

  • Temporary hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm


Butler Farm Market

  • Pull up and staff member will come out and take your grocery order.   They then will fulfill your order and bring out to your vehicle 
  • Normal business hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm, Friday 8am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

Harvest Valley Farm Market

  • Open: Monday - Friday: 10am - 5 pm, Saturday: 9am - 5 pm, Sunday: 10am - 5 pm

Herb Brittner Smokehouse

  • Open: Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 6pm, Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Fairground Market

Freedom Farms Farmers Market

  • Open for regular business hours:  9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Purchase gift cards or invest in our CSA program

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

  • Open Daily: 8am - 8pm 
  • For our customers over the age of 60 and customers who may have a compromised immune system, Fresh Thyme will be open exclusively for you to shop between 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Marburger Farm Dairy

  • Our hours have not changed. Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4pm, Saturday: 8 - 11:30am
  • Please call ahead, you can pay with your credit card over the phone or bring a check. If you forget, please just call from your car in the parking lot, and we will be more than willing to get you your products. Call 724-538-4800 x126
  • All orders will be placed at the Mars Dock, including all lower cooler items.
  • If know one is out to get your order please call 724-538-4800 so we can get someone to help you. Please do not get out of your car we will put your order in for you.

Thoma Meat Market

  • We are open our normal store hours:  Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm, Friday: 8am - 6pm
  • Offering Mancini's fresh break, Foertsch’s real potatoes, boneless chicken breast and fresh ground meat
  • Accepting Butler County Gift Certificates

Willies Smoke House


How can I Support Local Businesses? RESTAURANT Edition

Local businesses are turning to creative solutions and innovations in order to keep their business thriving during a challenging situation. In the midst of an environment of ever changing updates and modifications, our community remains constant - we support one another! We want our community businesses to know that we’re here for them.



Last Updated: 5-21-2020 - 10:10AM