Kimball Farm Country Store gives a homey and cozy vibe


Katie Hall

A look inside the Country Store.

Katie, Hall

Kimball Farm is known for its delicious, homemade ice cream, mini golf, and so much more. It is a fun place to spend the day with friends in the summer. The country store, however, has been a place commonly overlooked due to its lack of popularity. However, I decided to pay the store a visit.

As I drove up to the store area, there were surprisingly few cars, and I was able to find a spot close to the store very easily. When I was walking toward the store, I noticed a small Christmas tree filled with ornaments and lights woven around a garland outlining the entrance.. I was greeted by comfy pillows and aesthetically pleasing signs with cute sayings on them. I had expected there to be a great number of people due to the holidays. However, there were very few in the store. This allowed me to take in all the store had to offer.

Upon walking around, I found everything from clothes branded with the Kimball Farm’s logo to lotions of all scents. This store would most definitely be my go-to for last minute holiday-gifts next winter. It has something for every age and every hobby.

When I first entered the store, it was laid out very nicely. I thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas decorations such as a variety of ornaments, pillows, signs, and even butter platters. After moving on from the front display, there are tables and chairs where customers can eat their meals and chat with their friends. When you are done with your food, you can walk up just a few steps to see comfortable sweatshirts and pants, jewelry, and much more. Then, you can climb up some stairs off to the side to see the upstairs level of the store. This floor includes lotions, toys for children, and witty signs and socks.

Although their food options were rather limited, the food that I did have was delicious. It consisted of breakfast items that are available in the morning like burritos and sandwiches, buttered croissants, muffins, an assortment of drinks, salads, sandwiches, and soups. The prices of the food items ranged from $1.95 (a bagel or english muffin) to $10.50 (the Kimball Farm homemade chicken salad, the cuban panini, and the turkey BLT). Their grilled cheese ($6.25) was the perfect ratio of bread to cheese.  The outside was toasted to a crispy golden brown color, and the cheese was melted to just the right amount of gooeyness.

However, it took a while for the food to be made. One woman who was waiting for her sandwich seemed to be incredibly frustrated with the amount of time it took to make her food. I would not recommend this store if you are looking to get food quickly.

One thing that bothered me was that the store felt overwhelming at times. I don’t know if it was just me or if it was the way the store was laid out, but there were so many things to look at that I had a hard time taking it all in.

Overall, this store had a very cozy and welcoming atmosphere. I would definitely come here again for gifts, food, and a fun experience.