EP45: Jimtown has been a community fixture since 1895, when Jim Patrick founded his eponymous general store to serve as post office and meeting place for residents of the valley. Carrie describes how In 1989, the late husband and she came across the shuttered store while visiting from New York City. After learning that it was for sale, the couple bought Jimtown. John and Carrie set out to restore the abandoned landmark to its former glory and add a few twists of their own. They opened in 1991 and has been feeding visitors, locals, cyclists, winemakers, farmers and more delicious home made food from generational recipes. Carrie also has a line of condiments that are sold in many stores across the country – all of which have a wine country flair. Her business also includes catering for parties of all sorts, she has authored at least two cookbooks and was honored with a Women in Business award in 2017.

In this episode we discuss her early New York days, her journey to wine country, the restoring and opening of the Jimtown Store, her rewards and strife of having a 27 year old business and much more! This is a great episode with one of Sonoma County’s most treasured community members and icons.

Her website is jimtown.com

You can follow Jimtown on Instagram @jimtownstore and on Facebook

You can visit the store Thursday – Monday at 6706 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA, 95448 USA