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Touch of Wheatlands provides fresh produce to Castle Rock

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Within Touch of Wheatlands are a number of produce displays, including seasonally-available and locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. Store owner Kristin Shelton said it is her hope to be able to provide new inventory every week, while keeping her eye out at area farmer’s markets.

Downtown Castle Rock is now home to a newly-opened Touch of Wheatlands, a produce and vintage artwork store operated by Castle Rock resident Kristin Shelton

The namesake of her grandparent’s plantation in Tennessee, Shelton said Touch of Wheatlands is intended to provide local residents with the experience of visiting an old country store while providing produce grown all around the region.

“I wanted to start one for a long time,” she said of the store, stating, since opening officially on May 14, the experience has been “really exciting…I really enjoyed decorating.”

Available at Touch of Wheatlands is a variety of produce, from fragrant fruits to colorful vegetables, with a number of items sourced locally.

“I like farmer’s markets,” said Shelton, stating Yakima is one of her favorite locations to travel to for regionally-grown items. “I try to bring something different in every week.”

On top of produce, which can be found at competitive prices, Touch of Wheatlands provides a number of artistic pieces, such as cheese trays made by Shelton herself out of heated and flattened glass bottles. She said she is also pursuing local providers of chocolates and pepper jellies, among other products to add to the offerings at her store.

Shelton has also noted the supportive attitude of her local customers, whom she said have been “very friendly” while dropping by to explore her shop.

Touch of Wheatlands is located at 4 Cowlitz St. W. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, send an email to touchofwheatlands@gmail.com, or find them on Facebook for updates on inventory and special offers.

Touch of Wheatlands, a new store specializing on fresh produce and other items, is open for business in Castle Rock at 4 Cowlitz St. W. from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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