A Long Local Relationship
Farmstead Cheeses and Wines is one of the reasons I started LOCALMOTIV. Owner, Jeff Diamond, opened his first shop in 2003. I believe I discovered it in early 2004 and have been a regular customer since then.
I call Jeff my “wine dealer” because he hooks me up with just what I need and even more. But he’s really more than that. I mean, he knows my family, friends, and dog. He’s seen me through a few jobs, illnesses, and breakups. He’s watched me put together LOCALMOTIV. But more than anything, he knows my wine preferences better than I do! And that is a priceless local shopping gift you’ll never get from big wine retail.
Local Wine Merchants Have the Best Wines
Though I have bought a lot of wine, I can’t complain about the prices. I’ve done price comparisons and found Jeff’s prices usually beat competition. And he definitely has a more intriguing and eclectic selection than the usual suspects at national chains. I’m not quite sure how he does it but if you are going to spend around $10 for a bottle of wine, it will be the best $10ish bottle that you’ll ever find. And it gets better from there if you can afford to invest a few more bucks in a bottle.
Did I mention the cheese? I am no expert. But all I have to do is chat with a knowledgeable staff member. They always guide me to fantastic choices just by getting an understanding of my tastes, wine and food pairings, and purchase history. And I can sample until I find just the right cheese. Sometimes, it takes a lot of samples.
Now that’s what it’s like to shop local!
More About Farmstead Cheeses & Wines
What they Carry: Wine, cheese, crackers, fine foods, wine club memberships (and discounts for members), tasting events, and superb wine recommendations.