Take home a taste of Missouri when you shop at Flavors of the Heartland/Rocheport Gallery (204 Second St., 573/698-2088, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Wed.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun.), a charming boutique that stocks Missouri-made gourmet food products. Try infused vinegars, or for a taste of fall, freshly made pumpkin and apple butters. Or opt for a Boone County ham and, because you’re never too far from Kansas City’s barbecue aura, a bottle of barbecue sauce.
There’s no better place to shop for antiques than in a historic town, and at White Horse Antiques (505 Third St., 573/698-2088, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wed.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun.) you’ll find antique furniture, decorative country quilts, and modern interior accessories should your tastes run more toward contemporary.
You may have a hard time getting them home, but the more than 1,500 varieties of annuals, tropicals, and roses at Vintage Hill Nursery (5643 Hwy. 87, Franklin, 660/848-2373, www.vintagehill.com, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily) still make for beautiful and fragrant browsing.
© Katy Ryan from Moon Kansas City, 1st Edition