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At the gas station, biscuits, tortillas—and community 

The Farm & Garden counter hosts renegade bags of M&M's and bottles of 5-hour ENERGY. But it's also home to the Cedar Grove community. Above the countertop, yellowing ads and fading photos show off racks from local hunts and the "Cedar Grover Deer Dog," whose reward is set at $1,000. Neighbors Becky and Chuck Koch found a second career there, and Mary Justesen discovered an unexpected opportunity to sell her pies. When several feet of snow covered Cedar Grove's rural roads in 2000, blocking service trucks from entering, Justesen made pastries to sell at the store. "She kept us in bread," says Farm & Garden's co-owner Tracy Stone. With sweet and sourdough loaves in addition to pies, Justesen still does.

Image credit: Photo by Kate Medley

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