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504 Main Street
Melrose, MA, 02176

(781) 665-9622

Buckalew's General Store in Melrose, MA offers specialty small-batch food products, craft beer, wine, unique artisanal gifts, and custom gift boxes.

Our Story

Featuring small batch food makers, gift producers, and emerging makers, Buckalew's General Store believes in the power of being better and doing better through supporting the independent makers who sink their heart and soul into their craft and allowing others to experience it.

"It's the little things, after all, that make a big difference." 

 

Proprietor & owner Robin Peevey grew up with family roots planted in Texas and Louisiana farm country. When she was younger, she followed her mother in the garden dropping seeds and covering them up with rich red soil. She learned from her grandmothers how to gather from the garden and make southern treasures such as blackberry preserves, gumbo and homemade buttermilk biscuits.

Growing up prior to network food channels and the age of celebrity chefs, Robin learned how to make soufflés by age 6 watching her hero, Julia Child.

A foodie with a warm and welcoming heart, she started a successful catering, café, and bakery business, Salt and Pepper, that was located in Davis Square, in Somerville, MA. For Robin, it's not just about the food, but where it comes from. Her selection of provisions and gift items in the store reflects and honors the people who plant, tend, cook, carve, and make with their own hands. It's these qualities that inspire and bring  joy to house and home.

Her love for nostalgia and all things delicious and delightful has inspired what is now Buckalew’s General Store, named after her mother's family. Her mission is to create a space where people are invited to slow down, gather together, reminisce and share the simple pleasures of life through the power of food, drink, creativity, and community. Featuring small batch food makers, gift producers, and emerging makers, Robin believes in the power of being better and doing better through supporting the independents who sink their heart and soul into their craft, and allowing others to experience it.

It’s the little things, after all, that make a big difference.