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The Grainry in Dale, Indiana: Country Store and Flea Market

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker

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Hubs and I almost passed it by–The Grainry in Dale, Indiana was an unexpected find along a peaceful, hilly road. We actually turned around and decided to head back “just in case” they happened to be open. Luckily, they were!

The Grainry in Dale, Indiana

The Grainry in Dale, Indiana: Choo Choo!

The Grainry in Dale, Indiana: Choo Choo!

I got to browse around the two week old shop near this small Indiana town: A country store and flea market rolled into one! Hubs  entertained the kids outside for a bit.

He had an easy job of it this time: The Grainry has animals! Chickens, goats, ducks, and even a donkey were all hanging out near each other, enjoying the shade of a large tree.

While they aren’t a petting zoo, it was fun for the kids just to watch them milling around!

Handmade Furniture

Inside The Grainry lies a lot of neat stuff! The owner makes and sells handmade furniture. I love the paint job on them! There are some fun, vibrant colors here and really nice pieces.

Looking for little things? There’s Old Pyrex, lanterns, Ball Canning Jars, decorative tins, and more. It looks like you can also plan on picking up fresh veggies (in season), here too. Great for those times you miss the farmers’ market!

I didn’t notice it at first, but the sign? Says “Buy, Sell, Trade.” Is that fun or what?

Not Just a Shop

The Grainry in Dale, Indiana: Country Store and Flea Market

The Grainry in Dale, Indiana: Country Store and Flea Market

The Grainry has a nice back-story that I think you will enjoy: It actually was a granary.

It was built back in the early 1950′s by the owner’s father. It stored all the grain from the 200 acre farm to feed the livestock over the long, cold winter.

Would you believe that that until 1956 he did all the plowing with his two mules, Dick and Fanny?

Even though much of the land has since been divided up, they now possess the homestead where The Grainry lies.

The part in the middle, where we happened to be standing at the time, was where the trucks drove through! As you can imagine, this old granary turned Grainry has a healthy dose of character.

Just The Beginning…

At two weeks old, this was a fun little place! The Grainry will be your new “can’t miss” shop on the way to or from the small town of Dale, Indiana in beautiful Spencer County for sure!

Find more of The Grainry Country Store and Flea Market and other pictures in Indiana on my Flickr photostream.

The Grainry Country Store and Flea Market
20290 North State Rd 68
Dale, Indiana 47523
Saturday – Thursday 11 AM – 4:30 PM (CST)
Fridays by Chance

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