Visitors to the Country Store at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College can now shop from the comfort of their own home. The Country Store is open for business online at http://gmacountrystore.abac.edu.
“There was always a plan to have a website so we could offer our customers the convenience of shopping online for our unique items,” said Tonia Carpenter, manager of the Country Store. “It took about three weeks to create the site.”
The Country Store site features all of the popular items that the store carries including toys, blacksmith items, souvenirs, turpentine and rosin, and general merchandise. An additional category of food items include jellies, jams, preserves, butter, syrup, candy, relish, honey, tea cakes, grits and corn meal.
With the holiday season right around the corner, the store is also offering Christmas merchandise through the site.
“We are in the process of cataloging and putting the holiday items onto the website,” Carpenter said.
Another feature that both the store and site offer to customers is gift baskets, another perfect idea for the holiday season. Gift baskets are $10 and up.
“Visitors can choose anything on the site and then on the comments page they can ask us to prepare the items in a gift basket for them,” said Carpenter.
All ABAC faculty and staff, active and retired, get a 10 percent discount with an ABAC ID. The Country Store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information on the Country Store, interested persons can contact Carpenter at 229-391-5205.