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Goshen, N.Y. – Holiday shopping can be hectic, but it’s also a great opportunity to support Orange County businesses and to thank them for the positive impact that they have on the community.
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus encourages residents to support local businesses, especially during this very different holiday season. Money spent at local shops, restaurants and stores helps to create successful downtowns and a thriving economy for Orange County.
“Holiday shopping is certainly different this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. One option is to shop locally in person or online by purchasing gift cards to your favorite stores and restaurants,” Neuhaus said. “The time and money invested in local shops and businesses are well worth the effort. The people who own and operate these establishments are our friends and neighbors, and many have faced challenging times during the past 18 months. It benefits us all to patronize local businesses as much as possible these last few weeks of 2021.”
“Tis the Season to Spend Local! Now, more than ever, local businesses need your support,” added Amanda Dana, Orange County’s Director of Tourism. “Whether you’re looking for delicious treats for the holiday table or boutique-style gifts, Orange County has it all. Make it a fun day of exploring our great cities and downtown villages and finding something special for everyone on your gift list.”
Neuhaus suggests getting your holiday shopping started or finished at these popular gift shops.
Astoria Hudson: Clothing, jewelry, gifts, accessories, home décor, and more; 84 Clinton Street, Montgomery. https://www.astoriahudson.com/
Cornwall Coffee Co. & Mercantile: Coffee, homewares, tools, food, books, vinyl, vintage, apothecary, and more; 310 Main Street, Cornwall. https://www.cornwallcoffeeco.com/
Emporium Square Artisan Market: Boutique style artisan market comprised of local merchants – specialty foods, baked goods, artisan merchandise, jewelry, cultural items, and everyday services such as prescription eyewear and beauty; 128 Dolson Ave, Middletown. https://emporiumsquareny.com/
Finding Home Farms Sugarhouse: Shop for maple syrup, soy candles, home décor, and holiday items; 140 Eatontown Road, Middletown. www.findinghomefarms.com
Foundry 42: Homewares and furnishings, skincare, gifts, apparel, accessories, coffee, baked goods, and much more; 42 Front Street, Port Jervis. www.f42home.com
Hip & Chic Boutique: One-of-a-kind gifts, clothing, accessories, and home décor; 123 Route 94 South, Warwick. https://hipandchic.com/
Newburgh Flour Shop: Delectable breads, pastries, cookies, and one-of-a-kind cakes; 109 Liberty Street, Newburgh. https://www.newburghflourshop.com/
Pine Bush Jewelers: Full service, family-owned jewelry store featuring fine jewelry, engagement rings, and expert repairs; 2412 NY-52, Pine Bush. https://pinebushjewelers.com/
Sunshine Studios: Jewelry, clothing, fabrics, incense, oils, pottery, crystals, gemstones, and imports; 563 East Main Street, Middletown. https://www.sunshinestudios.com/
The Lake Street Marketplace: A carefully curated collection of boutique businesses; 13 Lake Street, Monroe. https://www.lakestreetmarketplace.com/
Warwick Chocolate Company: Family-owned fine chocolate company handcrafted from Belgian chocolate and natural ingredients; 16 Railroad Ave, Warwick. https://warwickchocolate.com/
For more information about small businesses in Orange County, log onto the Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s website, www.orangeny.com. or Orange County Tourism’s website at orangetourism.org.