The Country Gourmet offers unique gifts, chocolates, candies and baskets to those seeking that special gift for that special someone. We are located in Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, Tennessee, but we ship across the nation. We’ve searched all over Tennessee and across the globe to find rare products and gifts just for you. With over 3,000 items to choose from, you’ll surely find that perfect gift.
More Than Just Chocolates
Here at The Country Gourmet, we offer more than just chocolates and sweets. We sell olive oils and balsamic vinegars, soup packages, biscuit mixes, jams, aprons, mugs, dish towels, salsas, and much more! We have a section of the store with goods made locally to support small businesses!
HOW WE BEGAN
You may have known her originally as “the bread lady.” Karen got her start as an entrepreneur when she suddenly became a single mom of 3 little ones under 4 years of age.
Believing she should stay at home with them but needing a source of income, she began making and delivering sourdough bread. Grandma would watch the kids for the hour it took to deliver hot sourdough wheat, cheese, cinnamon raisin, and eventually muffins, cookies and cakes.
The first Christmas in business, a customer asked her to put some of the goodies in a basket. And thus the current theme of The Country Gourmet was born. A contract with the local hospital gave Karen the experience of customizing and working with corporate clients while still being able to take care of the kids and working when they were asleep. By the time the youngest was in kindergarten, God had brought Chris into their lives, and a storefront on Main Street in downtown Murfreesboro was on the horizon. (If you ever have the time to sit down with Chris or Karen and chat awhile, ask them about the miracle of a red Volvo wagon and the part it played in getting The Country Gourmet off the ground- they love to tell this story!)
HERE WE ARE NOW
We’ve been in the same spot since 1996 in the historic district of downtown Murfreesboro. With his degree in graphic arts, Chris has a special gift in designing our store windows.