In the year and a half since founding the successful blog and hosting a series of workshops on homesteading, the ladies of Women’s Heritage are preparing to open a brick and mortar shop, Heritage Goods & Supply, a curated country store, at 5100 Carpinteria Ave. in the former home of Rincon Cycles.
Founders Ashley Moore, Lauren Malloy and Emma Moore have found a need for a lifestyle store for men, women and children, where people can find the goods they need for beekeeping, raising backyard chickens, pickling vegetables, making herbal remedies, wood carving and much more. The space will also be designed to host a range of classes and community events.
Customers will also be able to find locally sourced artisan tools, handmade quilts and homewares, functional clothing and shoes true to the lifestyles that bring the elements of the homestead home. Vendors will include Modesto Milling, Joie, Dansko shoes, Patagonia, Yeti, Blundstone Boots, Current Elliot Denim, Weck Jars, Brookes Boswell Hats and Urban Coop Company, as well as local artisans.
The transformation of the former bike shop has been a family affair. Pitching in were Emma's husband, local architect Kevin Moore; Lauren's husband and professional surfer, Keith Malloy; and Ashley's husband and owner of Lucky Llama Coffee House, Ryan Moore.
An opening event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. at 5100 Carpinteria Ave. A bluegrass band will perform, and there will be complimentary mead from The Apiary and beer from M Special, along with a special pop up store with Doen. To find out more, visit womensheritage.com.