Keep it local Carlisle!

It looks like word is getting out that Carlisle works hard to support the local businesses, agriculture & events available in our downtown area.  The Patriot article showcases what Carlisle has to offer this Saturday.  Included is downtown shopping, a visit from Santa and a parade.

From the Patriot:

Carlisle has everything you need for a holiday meal, decorations and entertainment over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Farmers on the Square vendors supplied shoppers planning Thanksgiving dinners with turkeys raised on local farms, vegetables grown in local soil and bread baked in local ovens.

“Increasingly, people want to keep their money in the community,” Sandra Kay Miller said.

Her Painted Hand Farm in Newburg supplies pasture-raised, antibiotic-free heritage turkeys to Carlisle-area customers. She brought the freshly-slaughtered birds to Farmers on the Square Wednesday.

“The demand (for turkeys) grows every year. They want some integrity with their food now. They want to know who the farmer is,” Miller said.

More residents want to holiday shop and spend their leisure time in town, too.

So, agencies, such as the Downtown Carlisle Association and Greater Carlisle Chamber of Commerce, and private business owners, like those who formed The Pomfret Group, are steadily booking events.

Carlisle’s Black Saturday is an example.

There’s 9 a.m. breakfast with Santa at Comfort Suites and a 10:30 a.m. reading of “Biscuit’s Hanukkah,” about a dog who makes his own a menorah, at Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb. An appearance by Biscuit is planned.

Ornament-making, storytelling, pictures with Santa and a Toys for Tots parade all are at downtown venues. Even the toys collected at the parade will be delivered to local children.

For information, got to and click on Event Calendar or call 245-2648

Full article here