[caption id="attachment_38000" align="alignleft" width="340"]<img class="size-full wp-image-38000" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2019\/06\/the-local-1.png" alt="" width="340" height="352" \/> Kelsey Anderson stands with owner Clay Elkins at the counter of The Local Cafe and Grocer.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>The Local Cafe and Grocer, also simply called \u201cThe Local,\u201d officially opened its doors on Sunday, June 16 after months of construction and preparation.<\/h1>\r\nOwner Clay Elkins says that so far, \u201cBusiness has been very good, It\u2019s been a consistent and steady flow over the past few days.\u201d\r\n\r\nSituated in Montwell Commons beside Hill and Holler, The Local is a centrally-located staple to Lewisburg residents. Main team members include Elkins chef Todd Wagner, and supervisor Jacob Maki.\r\n\r\nThe cafe portion is open five days a week and serves healthy and locally-sourced meals. They use only organic produce and all-natural deli meats and cheeses, and exclude all nitrates, growth hormones, and antibiotics.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_38001" align="alignright" width="391"]<img class=" wp-image-38001" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2019\/06\/the-local-2.png" alt="" width="391" height="231" \/> The Local offers a large variety of food, drinks, and more; come browse and see for yourself![\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe grocer side offers nearly everything under the sun, and is conveniently open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. With a variety of wines, honey, vinegar, salsa, jerky, coffee, ice cream, breads, fresh produce, meats, and more for shoppers to choose from.\r\n\r\n\u201cOne of our goals was to make it easier for people to eat locally and healthily,\u201d said Elkins. \u201cI want to make it more readily available. If you increase the demand for products, the supply will increase.\u201d He added, \u201cUltimately I want to work with farmers that have more product than they can sell at the farmer\u2019s market.\u201d\r\n\r\nHe says that the community has been full of positive feedback for the store, and that it\u2019s a good opportunity for residents to support area producers. \u201cWe\u2019ve gotten lots of comments that this is a good addition to town,\u201d he said. \u201cI love walking around and telling the stories of the people behind each product, and where everything is coming from. It\u2019s all about the people, the artisans.\u201d\r\n\r\nMake sure to check their website at www.nhlocalgrocer.com, or follow them on Facebook at The Local WV for updates.