The Appalachian Mercantile

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

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Product Overview
  • We aim to ship our subscription boxes within 3 business days of your order. December has been a busy month. If you order after December 15th your order will not arrive before Christmas. We will ship as soon as we can. Your box will renew on the 15th of the following month, or season.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
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 undefined current box 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.

Order by January 28th to get this box!

Photo of undefined current 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.

Order by February 26th to get this box!

Questions

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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.
Thanks!


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Q: Good Morning! We ordered 5 Seasonal Mercantile boxes on 12/03 - Christmas presents for family. We have not yet received notification that they were mailed. Will those boxes be there in time for ChristAsked by Stacy J., December 2020

The Appalachian Mercantile answered...December 2020

Hi Stacy
Thanks for your question. We have shipped your orders. They left our facility on Dec 9th. If you check the tracking information on your Cratejoy account you can see that they are in transit, or out for delivery. They should arrive by Christmas. The postal service is a little slower than usual with the increased number of packages this year. Thanks!
Nancy


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Q: Hi! I got this for my sister in October and she really liked it. I would like to get her another box for Christmas but I’m concerned that the same stuff will come. Is there a different box? Asked by Stephanie Z., December 2020

The Appalachian Mercantile answered...December 2020

Hi! Thanks for your questions. Each month is a different box. If you get the seasonal box it will be different from the October/Fall seasonal box. No worries!


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Q: If I want to order one box for a Christmas present, will you ship it near Christmas instead of asap?Asked by Kristin W., November 2020

The Appalachian Mercantile answered...November 2020

Hi!
Thanks for your interest in our boxes. Yes, we can delay shipment. Put a note in your order and we will adjust the date to ship closer to Christmas
Feel free to reach back out if you have any other questions.
Nancy, owner

The Appalachian Mercantile reviewsReviews

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Made in USA? Yes please!

Sep 06, 2020
Alicia M.
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I love subsc boxes but stopped them because literally nothing was made in USA. Imagine my joy when I found this box AND I live in Charleston, WV so this is my Appalachian heritage. Why did I not know about this before?? Loved my first box and will support JQ Dickson as long as I can!

The Appalachian Mercantile said...Sep 08, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Alicia
I'm so glad you love our products. We work hard to find the best Appalachian made food, crafts and home goods.

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Nov 19, 2020
Chris T.
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I subscribed to this box 3 months ago; and I can say with all honesty, I absolutely love this box. The shipping is so quick. The items are not your normal "sample" sizes. These are full sized items and high quality stuff I may add. I do get excited every month when I know my box is being mailed to me. I have not been disappointed. I would recommend this company and this subscription.

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The Appalachian Mercantile said...Nov 19, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a rave review into Cratejoy. We love to hear how our customers like their boxes. Cheer! Nancy, owner

Makes my day

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Susanne J.
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Subscribed for 24 days
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I purchased a 3 month subscription for myself. I have received Dec / Jan & I am in love with this Box! The customer service, shipping, presentation & products are100% !
I may just keep gifting myself this for a long time :)
thank you Appalachian Mercantile for a great product & giving me a little sunshine monthly during COVID!

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The Appalachian Mercantile said...Today

Thanks for your glowing review, Susanne! We love it when the right people connect to our subscription. I hope you keep enjoying it for many months to come.
Nancy Bruns, owner

Cool stuff

Jan 09, 2021
Sarah S.
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Subscribed for 14 days
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Really cool stuff! It was a gift and greatly enjoyed.

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I love it!

Jan 05, 2021
Lisa E.
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Subscribed for 19 days
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This box was just perfect and exactly what I hoped it would be. It was safely and beautifully packaged and was, I felt, a good value for the cost. I am looking forward to receiving my next package.
In addition to the included items (I won't give them away in case you haven't gotten yours yet), there was a list of included items with a description about what they were and who made them as well as a recipe to go with one of the main food items that was included.
I bought this as a little Christmas for myself and opened it Christmas morning since I was unable to be with my family for the holiday. It was fun and lovely.

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The Appalachian Mercantile said...Jan 05, 2021

Hi Lisa
Thanks for taking the time to review our box. I'm so glad you are happy with the products. I hope you keep enjoying it!
Nancy Bruns, owner

Good variety

Nov 26, 2020
Carol S.
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3 month order of Appalachian Mercantile as a gift. Recipient is thrilled. Excellent variety, good quality products, unique regional fare

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Wonderful products and amazing box!

Sep 28, 2020
Lora N.
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Absolutely loved this box! This as well was a gift for my boyfriend's birthday, and he loved how creative every box was! the recipes are wonderful as well. I will probably re-subscribe in the future. Thank you!

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The Appalachian Mercantile said...Sep 28, 2020

Hi Lora
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our box. I'm really glad you and your boyfriend are enjoying the items and the recipes. I hope you'll resubscribe. We have more good things to come.
Nancy Bruns, owner

Excellent box!

Sep 22, 2020
Nicole M.
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Subscribed for 18 days
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I've really enjoyed these boxes, especially during quarantine when pleasant surprises are welcome. There are unique and tasty finds in each box, and the customer service has been fantastic.

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The Appalachian Mercantile said...Sep 22, 2020

Hi Nicole
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! I'm really glad you are enjoying our boxes. There are more great products to come!
Nancy

Customer Service Brought Me Back

Jan 09, 2021
Jennifer
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Subscribed for 1 month
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There was a little bit of a bumpy road when it came to the December box, but Nancy made sure that any issues were taken care of and that there were no worries with the box going forward. I had chosen to cancel my subscription with everything going on, but after the great customer service shown I'm giving Mercantile another go. Thank you so much for not leaving us customers in the dark. Can't wait for January's box to get to its destination.

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The Appalachian Mercantile said...Jan 09, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to give us a good review. We know there are a lot of choices out there and we appreciate that you are giving us another chance. I wish shipping hadn't been so unpredictable during December. Things should be on a much smoother road this year!

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Oct 23, 2020
Martha C.
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Subscribed for 7 days
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I loved this box.

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Past boxes from The Appalachian Mercantile

October Box

October Box

A carefully curated assortment of Appalachian foods, crafts and home goods. Wades Mill hushpuppy mix, The Shack's sorghum hot sauce, Smokey Ridge Apiary's beeswax candle, Appalachian Chocolate Company's coffee infused dark chocolate stick, Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon's garlic dill pickle chips, Susquehanna Hemp Company Soap. Recipe.

November Box

November Box

Our November box is a carefully curated assortment of Appalachian food, crafts and home goods. It includes Shagbark Mill organic Wapsie corn polenta, Hernshaw Farms wild mushroom medley, Lindera Farms Applewood soy sauce, In a Jam! pawpaw butter, Allegheny Treenware spurtle and J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works applewood smoked salt. Recipe

April Box

April Box

Our April box is full of great items for your pantry and home. Heirloom tomato jam, spicy dark chocolate caramel, hot sauce, salt and pepper chips, lavender lip balm and a beautiful oak and walnut cutting board. Includes a card with suggested uses for the items as well.

December Box

December Box

Our December box is full of items for the holidays. It contains Black Dog Coffee, a wood tree carved by John Wood, WV Fruit & Berry Seedless Black Raspberry Preserves, an assortment of shower steamers from Good Horse Scents, Goat Milk Chocolate from Trouvaille, and a botanical watercolor Noel card from Laura Poulette.

January Box

January Box

A great collection of Appalachian products This month include Virginia wheat campanelle, peppers in sauce, wild flower honey, grassfed meat sticks, a flax linen dish towel (colors vary), hand forged key ring.

February Box (Winter Seasonal Box)

February Box (Winter Seasonal Box)

Our February box is full of great products from Appalachian producers. Maple syrup from Hill n' Hollow Sugarworks, buckwheat panacake mix from Simple Products, 3 tea bags from Asheville Tea, Roasted salted peanuts from Virginia Cocktail Peanuts, a cherry butter dish from ThomasWorks, and Cranberry scented exfoliating soap. This is our winter seasonal box. A recipe is included as well as information about each maker. Enjoy!

March Box

March Box

Our March box is full of Appalachian goodies. Bluestone Mountain heirloom popping corn, J.Q. Dickinson popcorn salt, Olde Virden's chili pepper sprinkle, Shagbark Mill organic black beans, Mother Shrub grapefruit shrub, Allegheny Treenware cherry pinch cellar, Appalachia Press greeting card. There's also a recipe for a delicious black bean soup!

May Box (Spring Seasonal Box)

May Box (Spring Seasonal Box)

This box helps you get outside to enjoy the spring weather. Bloody Mary's rimmed with J.Q. Dickinson's Bloody Mary salt, Zucchini Relish, Cherry and Almond Granola, Honeybee and Oat Goat Milk Soap and a Pottery Soap Dish. The enclosed recipe is for grilled steaks with chimichurri sauce.

June Box

June Box

This box has a wide variety of items that are a perfect start to summer. Artisan ghee, spicy honey peanut butter, strawberry basil simple syrup, wildflower honey, native wood honey dipper, and a natural bug spray.

July Box

July Box

This box is full of wonderful items from amazing producers. Almond nutmeg scone mix, jalapeno hot sauce, mixed berry jam, ancient sea salt, strawberry drinking vinegar, and a wrought iron hook. A card about the makers and a recipe are included.

August Box (Summer Seasonal Box)

August Box (Summer Seasonal Box)

Our August box is all about Summer! Peach butter, from locally grown, organic peaches, is perfect to spread on warm biscuits (recipe included). The heirloom pepper salt is great to sprinkle on fresh vegetables, straight from the garden. Chamomile bitters add a distinctive and delicious flavor to your cocktails. The natural poison ivy salve helps stop the itch and heals. Mountain mint tea is refreshing iced. Share the love of music and dance with our greeting card.

September Box

September Box

Our September Box is full of tasty treats. Sorghum syrup, salsa straight out of the garden, the best corn chips ever, a tasty black garlic seasoning, organic applewood fermented soy sauce, and your own cherry chop sticks.

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