If you would like to buy local and support small businesses in Janesville, Wisconsin, here is a list of businesses to get you started. Shop at these local businesses to find one-of-a-kind products made close to home.
Austin Herbs & Crafts is a family-owned business that grows a wide variety of herbs for tea and cooking. In addition to a variety of teas, they also make jellies, smudge sticks, catnip mice, and other crafts. The owners are longtime members of the Janesville Area Herb Society. Look for Austin Herbs & Crafts at the Rock County Farmers Market located at Nature's Touch Garden Center (5013 W Hwy 11) on Sundays.
Blessed Divine Creations is a small business that specializes in ustomized gift baskets, fragrance body oils, soaps, hair accessories, tutus, no sew fleece blankets and floor pillows, mason jar gifts, flower writing pens, and cinnamon roasted pecans and cashews. They are also event planners for weddings, receptions, baby showers, and birthday parties.
Look for Blessed Divine Creations at Best of Janesville Vintage Mall (3138 S US Highway 51, Janesville, Wisconsin) and also at the Janesville Farmer's Market every Saturday.
Blue Farm Organic Tortilla Chips are produced and distributed by Randy and Judy Hughes of A-Maize-ing Corn Products in Janesville, Wisconsin. Randy is a fifth generation farmer in a family that has been farming for over 160 years.
Country Creations by Nikki is owned and operated by Nikki who is a mom of three. She started her business after discovering how much she enjoyed making signs for her son’s nursery. Since then she has been making décor for others and has expanded from exclusively making wooden signs to also making farmhouse style furniture and a variety of other home goods. It’s like shopping from an online handmade seller but everything is made locally in Southern Wisconsin. She can assist you with selecting color options, sizing, and designs to ensure that you are going to get a product that you will fall in love with and will always want to display in your home. Country Creations by Nikki’s Facebook page offers home décor tips and tricks along with the latest items they are handcrafting. These items make great gifts for every occasion. If you are not available for local pickup they do offer shipping and gift certificates.
The Flower Guy Soaps & Stuff LLC is a locally owned business based in Janesville, WI. They sell a wide variety of handmade soaps, skin care products, lip balms, bath accessories, natural deodorant and hand sanitizer.
Lampe Creative Impressions opened in December 2004 with their very first Craft Show in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They create hand crafted Candles, Wax Cubes, Novelty Wax Melts, Soy Dot Scoops (used with wax warmers), Soy Dot Candles, Wax Art, Air Fresheners, Soaps and Bath & Body. Also, in 2017, they expanded with two divisions. They are Lampe Creative Impressions Digital Designs where they do designs on demand, and Lampe Creative Impressions Photography where they have a variety of photography packages for people to choose from. They would love for you to Like their Facebook pages plus join their Facebook Store, Lampe Creative Impressions Candle and Design Shop. They would also love to find out what you think of their products. Also, please let them know if there is a certain item or items you see that you are interested in. They will be happy to do Curbside Pickup or ship it to you.
Lil Cheeky Ice Cream and Cookie Dough makes gourmet homemade ice cream and cookie dough, using only natural ingredients. At Lil Cheeky Ice Cream and Cookie Dough, there are no artificial flavors or colors used in any of their ice creams, doughs or sauces. Each batch is made with natural ingredients. Their custom recipes are focused on unique flavor combinations.
Lil Cheeky is now available at Basics Co-op in Janesville, WI. They have full pints – many different flavors, including vegan, non-dairy, and gluten free options.
Poor Richard's Farm is a small family farm located in Janesville, Wisconsin that produces 100% Grass Fed Beef Sticks. The beef sticks are made from 100% grass-fed and finished beef from Poor Richard’s Farm, which is combined with all natural ingredients and no fillers. All of their sticks are gluten free, including their Teriyaki that is made with wheat-free Tamari Sauce instead of Soy Sauce. Each stick is 1.5 oz (42g), and they come in individually vacuum sealed packages. They are shelf stable, requiring no refrigeration, and they have a shelf life of 12 months. The beef sticks are available in four flavors: Original, Barbeque, Tex-Mex and Teriyaki.
Pottery By Five is a local business that is owned and operated by Heather Hansen. Heather is a part-time studio potter and stay at home mom from Janesville, Wisconsin who creates mostly functional pottery. She first learned ceramics while attending Milton High School and took a refresher course years later. Now, Heather is the owner and artist behind Pottery By Five working out of a small basement studio equipped with her own wheel and kiln. She sells most of her work through galleries, exhibitions and social media but charity is also a focus of hers. You will find her work at The Villager Gallery, Raven's Wish Art Gallery, Rotary Botanical Gardens and in the Cottage Garden Gallery.
RonMar Tasty Popcorn is a Gourmet Cheese and Caramel Popcorn business that is owned by Ronnie and Martha Enis, who moved to Janesville from Chicago in 2009. They use mushroom popcorn seed that is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free popped in 100% coconut oil. They pride themselves on making their caramel from scratch. Their popcorn is perfect for birthdays, holidays, weddings, or just an afternoon snack while watching your favorite movie. Look for RonMar Tasty Popcorn at the Janesville Mall and at the Janesville Farmers Market.
You can find Scrubbies and Pocket Soap Scrubbies which are handmade by Audrey at the Rock County Farmers Market. Scrubbies are 100% Polyester and washable in the dishwasher or washing machine. Let air dry. Use on your dishes or pots and pans, on vegetables, or scrub your feet. Pocket Soap Scrubbies are also 100% Polyester. Place a bar of soap in the pocket. Scrub your feet, ect. Look for Scrubbies by Audrey at the Rock County Farmers Market, located at Nature's Touch Garden Center (5013 W Hwy 11), on Sundays.
Suzannes's Custom Sewing & Crafts offers sewn items such as stuffed animals, hair bows, coin purses, fabric purses, gift baskets for Easter and birthdays, Perler bead creations, and face masks. Suzanne also does clothing alterations. Look for Suzanne's Custom Sewing & Crafts at the Janesville Farmers Market.
Tabki Design & Printing offers apparel, accessories, home décor and more! Anything can be personalized and/or customized. Don't see anything you are looking for? Send them a message with your request and see what they can do for you!
The Wisconsin Wagon Company creates a variety of beautiful hand-built products including wagons, wheelbarrows, children's toys, and wine racks. The company is dedicated to the production of products of classic design and superior quality - built to last a life time and even generations. Some of their products are original design, in the classic tradition. Others are reproductions of the best of yesteryear. Now, under the JANESVILLE label, these products represent the finest quality available. Each is hand built with pride to be owned with pride!