Monthly Mercantile Box

by The Appalachian Mercantile
A great assortment of carefully curated Appalachian foods, crafts and home goods.

Product Details

We send the flavor and feel of Appalachia to you

The J.Q. Dickinson Appalachian Mercantile is a selection of the finest foods, crafts and home goods shipped directly to you. Each box contains 6-7 items, and includes a recipe as well as a card telling you about each maker. Our boxes can be ordered monthly or seasonally. We carefully select each item to meet our standards for quality. $65 value
  • Carefully curated food and home products
  • Recipes sent with each box
  • High quality Appalachian foods, crafts and home goods sent seasonally or monthly
  • 6-7 full sized products
  • $60-$70 retail value

Sneak Peek

Photo of Monthly Mercantile Box current box September - Fall Seasonal

September - Fall Seasonal

This month’s box features a floral greeting card, a bottle of hot sauce, a jar of pear jam, 3 Maple Duck meat sticks, a bottle of foaming honey hand cleanser, and shaker of our Popcorn Salt.

Order by October 5th to get this box!

Customer Questions (12)


Q: Package has yet to arrive. Was shown to be in transit Dec. 11th, said to arrive by Christmas (the latest), then no movement after 15th. Is there any way to find out exactly what's going on with order?Asked by Jennifer, December 2020

The Appalachian Mercantile answered...December 2020

Hi Jennifer
Thanks for reaching out. The movement of packages has been less than reliable this season.
Please email me your order number and I will check on it's location from my end. I'm sorry for the inconvenience but once it leaves our facility it is out of our control.


Q: Do you ship to PO Boxes?Asked by Beth P., May 2022

The Appalachian Mercantile answered...May 2022

We sure do!!


Q: Can you make accommodations for a gluten allergy?Asked by Leah S., March 2021

The Appalachian Mercantile answered...March 2021

Yes, we can make a substitution at our discretion. Please put a note in your order


Q: How do i get the Feb box as a 1 x gift?Asked by Ruthanne C., February 2021

The Appalachian Mercantile answered...February 2021

To get just one box as a gift you can place an order for the monthly mercantile box. You will be notified next month, asking if you want to renew. You can cancel at that time, if you just want the single box. Thanks for your interest!

Reviews (45)

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Cratejoy support doesn't respond

Sep 18, 2022
Dennis Y.
1 Review

Got a shipment notification, but the box didn't come.
Then tried to contact Cratejoy many times over the last few weeks-- crickets.

The Appalachian Mercantile said...Sep 20, 2022

Hi Dennis- I am so sorry that you had trouble with your shipment. Cratejoy did not let us know there was a problem. Will you please email me, nancy (at) jqdsalt (dot) com, with your order details? I can't find your account at the moment. I'd really like to make this right for you.
Nancy Bruns, owner

Appalachian box

May 10, 2022
Joyce M.
1 Review
1 Helpful

I received the Appalachian box as the first of a three month subscription gift from my son for Mother's Day. The products were awesome! It was fun to see what surprises were in the box. I'm really looking forward to receiving the next one.


May 12, 2022
Sandy P.
1 Review
1 Helpful

Caused lots of smiles

This box was a success!

Apr 23, 2022
Sandra C.
1 Review
1 Helpful

My daughter loved everything in the box from the strawberry preserves to the honey candle.

exceded expectations

Mar 03, 2022
Patsy G.
1 Review
1 Helpful

The products
were all great. Really liked the "Snake Oil"! The packing was great.

Perfect Gift!

Dec 23, 2021
Verified Purchase
Lauren F.
1 Review
Subscribed for 6 days

Got this for my mom who is from rural Virginia and really missing home these days. This really brightened her day, and she’s so excited for the next box. Everything in the box was both lovely, useful, and tasty!

Gift from my daughter

Sep 24, 2021
Rochelle B.
1 Review

Only disappointment was the cornbread mix bag was not sealed on one side and there was mix all over the box and other items


Aug 23, 2021
Brenda N.
1 Review

Awesome products!!! Used the recipe for Grilled hamburgers with sweet pickle chips using products in this package and they were so good!!!

Thank you for responding so promptly.

Jun 18, 2021
Verified Purchase
Dan M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

I specifically opted out of an auto-renew of this box and was charged twice. Otherwise, the products are solid. (EDIT: Appalachian Mercantile addressed my concerns in the span of a day. Thank you so much -- I'll be happy to recommend this crate to anyone. No cheap plastic baubles to be found anywhere, and the included recipes are a hit.)

The Appalachian Mercantile said...Jun 19, 2021

Hi Dan
I'm sorry you had trouble with our cancellation. I am happy to refund you. It looks like you cancelled after the box had shipped. Please let us make this right. You have been charged for two boxes and we shipped two boxes. If there is a problem please let us know. Email me directly nancy at jqdsalt dot com
I'm glad you enjoyed the products though
Nancy, owner

Delicious and fun

Jun 16, 2021
Verified Purchase
Allison G.
2 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 11 months

We have really enjoyed receiving this box every month. The combination of items has been wonderful and comes from various Appalachian communities. There are typically some food items as well as home goods. I really like the treats (i.e., drinking chocolate, candy) and the home good/ craft items (i.e., tea towel, small hanging plant, cutting board, soap, etc.), whereas my husband really loves the food items. The food products typically contribute to a meal or snacks like soup, hot wings, or deviled eggs. We especially like the recipe(s) that are including with the mailing. We've been really pleased with the diversity of items. Plus, who doesn't love getting a surprise box of treats in the mail every month??

Photos from reviews of Monthly Mercantile Box

Past boxes from Monthly Mercantile Box

December Box/ Winter Seasonal

December Box/ Winter Seasonal

This box celebrates the best of the season. Rich drinking chocolate, seasoned grits, holiday spiced goat milk soap, custom roasted and salted peanuts, a pottery air plant holder and an air plant. Order by December 18th for Christmas delivery. This is our Winter Seasonal box as well.

January Box

January Box

This box contains a great assortment of products. Organic coffee, a cherry coffee scoop, rib rub, BBQ sauce, honey, and an organic lavender face mist. A recipe for the best ribs you've had is also included. Don't miss this great collection.

February Box

February Box

This month's box is full of goodies. Banana pepper mustard sauce, organic pinto beans, cheddar cheese crisps, organic chocolate with figs, pistachios and salt, alpaca felted soap and a wood soap deck. All from our talented makers in the Appalachian region.

March Box/Spring Seasonal Box

March Box/Spring Seasonal Box

Our March/Spring Seasonal Box is full of great items that welcome a new season. Spicy Dilly Beans, Rhubarb Chutney, Kentucky Cream Candy, Hot Sauce, a natural Bathroom Spritzer and a beautiful print of edible wild plants.

April Box

April Box

Our April Box features some of the best items Appalachia has to offer. Buxton Hall Chicken Seasoning, Sweet Pickled Ramps, Fresh Herb Marinara Sauce, Spinach Fusilli, Lemongrass Ponzu Sauce, and a Leaf Motif Bookmark.

May Box

May Box

This months box features some amazing items from around the appalachian area. J.Q.Dickinson Applewood Smoked Salt, Wildflower Honey Almond Caramels, Whole Wheat Beer Bread, Red Raspberry Thunder Jam, Apple Vinegar, and a Fern Tea Towle.

June Box- Summer Seasonal

June Box- Summer Seasonal

This month's box includes a culturally diverse selection from artisians around Appalachia. Inside you will find red corn grits, a fruited herbal tea, Thai style Massaman curry, orange-cherry sugar cubes, small bottle of hand sanitizer spray, and a greeting card.

July Box

July Box

Our July box is full of some great items, from your pantry to your bathroom to your patio. This month features Muddy Creek Sauce, Spicy Pickled Okra, Cedar & Cactus Citronella Candle, Red Hot Chili Pepper blend, our Za'atar Spice Blend, and Goat's Milk Lotion.

August Box

August Box

The August Box has some really cool items from the appalachian area including a Peach Hibiscus Simple Syrup, Black Mustard, a Lavander Sachet, a Sugar Mold Candle, and a bottle of Malt Vinegar

September Box- Fall Seasonal

September Box- Fall Seasonal

This month's box features a glass bird, organic cranberry Sauce, Appalachian Apple Butter, a package of 8 pumpkin greeting cards, and a southern cornbread mix.

October Box

October Box

This October Box brings an awesome collection of products from Appalachia. Which includes Splits Pretzels, a jar Famous Kream Mustard, Bourbon Beef Jerky, a bag of Cinnamon Dulce, a Cherry Wood Spreader, and a Bees Wax Candle.

November Box

November Box

This months box includes a Cherry Wood Dough Scraper, three Grass-Fed Beef Sticks, a Dark Chocolate Sauce, a High Fiber Dish Towel, Snake Oil Hot Sauce, and our brand new Allegheny Herb & Citrus Spice Blend.

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Shipping Policy
Orders placed today ship by October 15
Follow up boxes ship on the 15th of the month.
Renews monthly on the 15th
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