Monday, March 5, 2012

Local Business Spotlight: Glick's Bulk & Discount

There's a great little Mom-and-Pop store called Glick's Bulk & Discount less than 10 minutes outside of town on Route 286 East.  I have now been there twice and am beginning to realize what a gem it is!  They have a wide selection of spices, baking needs, candies, jams, honey, pasta, meats and cheeses (John F. Martin and Sons), dried fruit, local eggs, and many other grocery items - almost all purchased in bulk so that it's sold very cheap.  In my mind, I could even begin to call it "Indiana's Trader Joe's" - as long as you ignore the fact that they don't have fun balloons and fresh produce and exotic sauces and ... OK, well, there's a lot you have to ignore.  But as far as getting some rare items and getting them cheap, Glick's has a lot to offer!

For instance, for the gluten-free diet, there's sorghum flour, rice flour, GF oats, GF brownie mix and chocolate chip cookie mix, lots of Bob's Red Mill items, GF pasta, and many other GF flours for baking (too many for me to write down in my little book while shopping!).  I got a 3-pound bag of Bob's Red Mill gluten-free oats for around $7.00 - pretty reasonable for a specialty item like this.  You can also buy small containers of arrowroot powder for $1.00-$3.00, which is better, in my budget, than buying a large bag at the grocery store for over $6.00.

Here's a list of some noteworthy items I found at Glick's (there are tons more!):
  • Honey (raw "rough" honey, Yoder's, and others), some for around only $10.00 per quart
  • Flax seeds and flax meal, $1.00 for 0.5 lb.
  • Polenta
  • Flake coconut
  • Coconut oil, $6.29 per quart (though I could not see info on its processing)
  • Carob powder
  • Butter (John F. Martin and Sons, Hillendale Farms)
  • Dried fruits
  • Dried vegetables
  • Vegetable chips
  • Tons of gluten-free baking supplies
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Bob's Red Mill flours 
  • Stevia
  • Maple syrups
  • Farm fresh local eggs
  • Tons of spices, including rare finds like whole nutmeg - all very well-priced
Glick's is located at 5381 Hwy. 286 East (before you get to Clymer) and is open every day but Sunday (M-Th. 8-6, F. 8-7, Sat. 8-5). Ph: (724) 349-5453.

What about you?  What local businesses would you like to tell us about?  If you have a place you'd like to share with us, send us a message or leave a comment!

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