The Silk Road Market was founded in 2006 to provide a local shop for handcrafted items that are fair trade certified. Fair trade certification guarantees that the artisans receive fair wages and safe working conditions. In addition, focus is given to microloan funding, empowering women, building hospitals and schools, and environmental sustainability. Currently the shop has crafts representing cooperatives in more than 50 countries, including the United States. With everything from jewelry and purses, musical instruments and games, kitchen wares, home decor, and clothing, to a bestselling custom blended coffee, this is a truly unique shop for those one of a kind gifts. Located on the main square in town, with parking in the back, shop hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 5, Thursday evening until 6. Mastercard, Visa, and Discover are accepted. Gifts can be shipped anywhere within the continental United States.