Willow Pod, billed as provisions and gifts, opened in March and is the first food and fancy shop in the Daleville Town Center building. Jennifer Aylor, who once operated the White Oak Tea Tavern, is the proprietor of Willow Pod. And yes, Willow Pod does sell tea.
The name came from something earthy– willow. Many of the store products are organic and earth friendly and chocolate is a prime seller that comes from Cocoa pods, so thus the name.
But, oh so much more. Chocolate is a side focus of the store, which is next door to the lighting gallery. Truffles, chocolate pretzels, delightful chocolate bars along with honey, tea, jams and jellies, Sticky Fingers scone kits, and even some gluten free mixes. “At the Carolina Chocolate Drops concert BBQ sauces and rubs will be given out for sampling,” said Aylor.
She also has Mangiacotti cleaners and soaps made from earth friendly essential oils. “They are among our best sellers,” said Aylor. “We are their store of the month for our sales.” Lemon, Pomegranate, Clementine, Eden and Lavender are a mong the types for sale.
“Soon chicken pies by The Pie Lady will also be available for purchase so drop by on the way home from work and pick one up to take home and bake for dinner,” said Aylor.
There are Spartina purses, wallets, cell cases and scarves to match. Children’s toys occupy a window stand. Handmade magnets and scrabble tile necklaces. Linens that are fuss free and many other items await the discriminating shopper. A great place to find a Mother’s Day gift, satisfy a chocolate craving or find a perfect wedding or bridal shower accessory, Willow Pod is open Monday through Saturday. From 10-6 M-F an 10-4 on Saturdays. For more information, call 992-3200.