Shop Small, Shop Local This Holiday Season

A few weeks ago I asked for your favorite small businesses. I got a huge response! In advance of Small Business Saturday I’m sharing this list for you to reference through the holiday season and beyond. On this list are businesses run by friends I’ve made along my Green Ablutions journey. There are places I admire and appreciate. There are places I shop regularly and whose products live in my home. Many of them will be on my Thanksgiving table and under my tree in the coming weeks. It’s not an all encompassing list but please consider it a starting point before you hit the Big Box stores. I’ve often said Amazon doesn’t sponsor your kid’s little league team but many of these small business would. 

If you don’t want to purchase a physical item, there are several non-profit organizations and community fridges on this list that would love your help. Thank you for supporting small and local this holiday season!




Weaver’s Way, Philly, PA -

Kimberton Whole Foods, Kimberton, PA -

Rowhouse Grocery, Philly, PA -

Lancaster Co-Op, Lancaster, PA -

Swarthmore Co-Op, Swarthmore, PA -

South Philly Food Co-Op, Philly, PA -

Deep Roots Valley Farm, Mohrsville, PA -

Mariposa Co-Op, Philly, PA -

Riverwards, Philly, PA -

Frecon Farms, Boyertown, PA -



The Refill Market, Haddon Township, NJ -

Main Line Shift, Narberth, PA -

The Refilleri, Chicago, Il -

Refillery PA, Conshohocken, PA -

Refillery CO, Crested Butte, CO -

Refillery KY, Winchester, KY -

Refillery NY, N. Westchester County, NY -

Sample Monday, Irvine, CA -

Community Eco Store, Phoenixville, PA -

The O Zone, Red Hook, NY -

Mae Raighn Refill & Market -

The Refill Effect, Kirkwood, MO -

Re Grocery, Los Angelos, CA -

Oh Eco, Orlando, FL -

J H Appleseed, Glen Gardner, NJ -

Bare Minimum Goods, Nyack, NY -

The Rounds, Philly, PA -

Good Buy Supply, Philly, PA -

Matt’s Refillery, Troy, NY -

Ray’s Reusables, Philly, Pa -



Downers, Philly, PA -

Greene Street, Philly, PA -

Pyne & Smith, Los Angeles, CA -

Dri Umbrellas, Boston, MA -

The Days, Cape May, NJ -

Retrospect Vintage, Philly, PA -

Vestige, Philly, PA -

Weavers Way Mercantile, Philly, PA -

Marlow Vintage Company, Monterey, CA -



Wild Hand Yarn Store, Philly, PA -

Sew Liberated, Durham, NC -

Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, Belfast, ME -

The Resource Exchange, Philly, PA -



No Name Gallery, Philly, PA -

Resist Ceramics, Philly, PA -

The Glazing Sun, Wrightsville, PA -

Minimal Chaos, Philly, PA -

Rider Ceramics, Philly, PA -

WC Pottery, Philly, PA -

Silberware Ceramics, Philly, PA -

Cloud 9 Clay, Philly, PA -

Three Sisters Co, Phoenixville, PA -

Belle Haven, Phoenixville, PA -

Funkaesthetik, Philly, PA -

Now Open Sunday, Philly, PA -

Stover Ceramics, Philly, PA -

Ceramic Concepts, Philly, PA -

Remark Glass, Philly, PA -

Little Clay Moon, Philly, PA -

Paper & Ax, Philly, PA -

Yowie, Philly, PA -

Evening Star Studio, Jersey City, NJ -

Maison Collective, Midland, TX -

A+Co, Eau Claire, WI -

Flourished by Jamie, Syracuse, NY -

Caroline and Clay, Chicago, IL -

Less Is More Studios, Denver, CO -

Closed Mondays, Brooklyn, NY -

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philly, PA -



Percy Street Candle Company, Oaklyn, NJ -

Vellum Street Soap Company, Philly, PA -

Mithras Candle, Philly, PA -

Joie Candle Co, Philly, PA -

Mount Airy Candle Co, Philly, PA -

Cloude Skincare, Philly, PA -

Refinity Candle Co., Chicago, IL -

Queer Candle Co, NYC, NY -

Bai-li Essentials, Bethlehem, PA -

The Noble Bear Salon, Ambler, PA -

Duross & Langel, Philly, PA -

Dumpster Fires For You, Philly, PA -

Gold + Water Co, Philly, PA -

Linear Beauty, Philly, PA -

Franklin & Whitman, Philly, PA -

Loomen Labs, Philly, PA -

Stinky Girl Beauty Co., Truxton, NY -

The Indie Shelf, Philly, PA -

Freedom Apothecary, Philly, PA -

Axiology Beauty, Bend, OR -



Alternate Universe, Norristown, PA -

Philly Game Shop, Philly, PA -

The Nesting House, Philly, PA -

Darling Clementine, Camas, WA -

Healthy Roots Dolls, Detroit, MI -




Main Street Planters, Haddon Heights, NJ -

Vault + Vine, Philly, PA -

Pomelo, Philly, PA -

Trudi’s Retro Plants, Morrisville, PA - on Instagram @trudisretroplants

The Succulent Hippie, Lancaster, PA - on Instagram @thesucculenthippie

Floral & Hardy, Skippack, PA -

Guichang Garden, Lancaster, PA -

Pretty Green Terrariums, Philly, PA -



Brickbat Books, Philly, PA -

Harrietts Bookshop, Philly, PA -

Raising Global Kidizens, Philly, PA -

Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philly, PA


Shop Queer Co., Los Angeles, CA -

Manor Paper Co, Claymont, DE -

Julia L F Goldstein -

Tori Tornado -



Sorrentino Pasta & Provisions, Ambler, PA -

True Blue Bakery, Royersford, PA -

Bravo Bagel, Audubon, PA -

Small Packages, NYC, NY -

Milk Jawn Ice Cream, Philly, PA -

UpRyes Bagel, Bryn Mawr, PA -

Aux Petits Delices, Wayne, PA -

Reveal, Philly, PA -

Crust Vegan Bakery, Philly, PA -

Zwahlen’s Ice Cream & Chocolate, Audubon, Pa -

Zsa’s Ice Cream, Philly, PA -

Good Good Chocolates, West Chester, PA -

Suzy-Jo Donuts, Bridgeport, PA -

Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Philly, PA -

Green Lion Bread, Heart Stone Pastry, Phoenixville, PA -

Sweet Annie’s Candy, Ambler, PA -

Birchrun Hills Cheese, Chester Springs, PA -

Bandit Vegan Cheese, Philly, PA -




Backyard Beans, Lansdale & Ambler, PA -

Valerio Coffee, Philly, PA -

Triangle Roasters, Philly, PA -

Jacobsen Salt Co, Portland, OR -

Plant Basting, Philly, PA -

Philadelphia Bee Co, Philly, PA -

Pear Tree Coffee Roasters, Phoenixville, PA -

Phoenixville Honey, Phoenixville, PA -

Couplet Coffee, Los Angeles, CA -




East Fork, Asheville, NC -

Stella & Sol -

Willow & Greene, Main Line, PA -

Kitchen Garden Textiles, Philly, PA -

Be Our Guest -



Maria Eife, Philly, PA -

The Tiny Jeweler, Philly, PA -

Gilded Iris Arts, Hever, UT -

Angela Monaco, Philly, PA -



Flourish Market, Philly, PA -

Mimosa Goods, Bordentown, NJ -

Be.Womn -

Makers Vintage & Handmade, Dublin, PA -

Trolley Square Market, Wilmington, DE -

Basic Goods, Iowa City, Iowa -

Smith + Front, Bellefonte, PA -

Perch Home, Maplewood, NJ -

Sip & Ship, Seattle, WA -

Market Main Line, Malvern, PA -

Bench Pressed, Minneapolis, MN -

Prussian Street Arcade, Lancaster, PA -

WorKS, Kennett Square, PA -

The Shoppes at Medford Mill, Medford, NJ -

Cultivate, Jacksonville, FL -

Sub Rosa, Santa Fe, NM -

Morningtide, Albany, CA -

Prelude & Dawn, Los Angeles,

Latchkey, Philly, PA -

The Ditty Bag, Mystic, CT -

Spruce Hill Provisions, Philly, PA -

Allora Gifts & Home Decor, Doylestown, PA -

The Mercantile at Doylestown, Doylestown, PA -

Occasionette, Philly, PA -

Baby Tooth, Philly, PA -

Sweet Mabel Store, Narberth, PA -

Local PHL Market, Philly, PA -



DeRo Cello, Bridgeport, PA -

Widow’s Peak Distilling, Ambler, PA -

Ball Birds Brewing Co, Audubon, PA -

Evansburg Vineyards, Evansburg, PA -

Boardroom Spirits, Lansdale, PA -

Triple Bottom Brewing, Philly, PA -

Workhorse Brewing, King of Prussia, PA -



East Falls Community Fridge -

Ambler Community Fridge -

Germantown Community Fridge -

South Philly Community Fridge -

Mamma-Tee Fridge -

Coral Street Fridge -

Spring Garden Community Pantry -

Fridge on 52nd -

Daily Bread -



Back to Earth Compost, Plymouth Meeting, PA -

Mother Compost, Philly, PA -

EcoShip, Chicago, IL -



Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards, Boca Raton, FL -

Indivisible Philadelphia, Philly, PA -

The Trevor Project, West Hollywood, CA -

Philly Goat Project, Philly, PA -

Home At Last Dog Rescue, Lansdale, PA -

Broad Street Ministry, Philly, PA -

Bottle Underground, Philly, PA -

Mitzvah Circle, Norristown, PA -

Black Girls With Green Thumbs, Philly, PA -

Laurel House, Norristown, PA -