In recent weeks, we’ve been spotlighting the latest retailers kind enough to pick up our products – today’s installment focuses on the Glacier Park Trading Company, the year round general store in East Glacier Park, Montana.

Built in 1910, the Glacier Park Trading Company offers a wide selection of groceries, fresh produce, deli meats and cheeses, steaks cut to order, fresh ground burger, pizza, sub sandwiches, bison meat, ice cream, locally roasted coffee, espresso drinks, homemade fudge, over 450 varieties of wine, internet access, a wide selection of great novels, books by Montana authors, hiking and climbing guides, and topo-maps, as well as t-shirts, hats, gifts and souvenirs. Their knowledgeable staff can make you the perfect sack lunch, provide driving directions, give advice on great hikes and suggest the ideal micro brew, too!

Our friends Mark Howser and Colleen O’Brien are the fine folks running the Trading Company, in addition to East Glacier’s Whistling Swan Motel and Two Medicine Grill.  They’re awfully nice folks and y’all be sure to tell ’em we said hi when you stop in to see them.  In the slightly inane way of Southerners, I feel quite bonded to Mark simply because I love to cheer for his alma mater’s football team, the Ole Miss Rebs, and to Colleen because of the way she writes about making her home on Glacier Park’s border, both on her fantastic blog and in her beautiful essay, Harder to Leave, featured in A View Inside Glacier National Park, a book released in celebration of Glacier’s centennial last year.  That, and the fact that just like Honeydew and I, Mark and Colleen are working hard to run a multi-faceted business and raise a family in one of the most harshly beautiful places I know of.

Anyway, I digress.  The Glacier Park Trading Company has picked up our line of handmade, 100% natural beeswax Christmas ornaments!

Here’s a few ornaments in an unfinished state.  Add a rafia hanger and you get the general idea.  How many of your Christmas ornaments are 100% natural and made from a renewable resource that smells like sunshine and honey?  Hmmm.  I thought so.

To git your East Glacier questions answered, your lodging needs met, and your pack resupplied, call  406-226-9227!   Thanks again for carrying our beeswax ornaments, Mark and Colleen.  Cheers to the 2011 season!

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