Shop at NKC

Whether you’re shopping for high-quality clothing, housewares, or even locally-sourced produce, The NKC Thrift Store and Farm Stand have something for everyone.

The Thrift Store

High-quality clothing & household goods at affordable prices

Open to the public, the North Kent Connect Store offers home essentials and clothing for the entire family at incredible savings. All proceeds benefit local families.

We are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Thrifting With A Purpose”

Why shop at the North Kent Connect Store?
  1. Support Local
  2. When you shop with us, all proceeds stay local to provide individuals and families with food, basic needs, and educational programming at North Kent Connect.
  1. Shop Responsibly
  2. All merchandise is obtained through donations. When you purchase gently-loved clothing and household essentials, you are contributing to resources being used responsibly and carefully.
  1. Affordable Prices
  2. Due to donations from our generous community, prices stay low so clients and the public can enjoy a variety of quality items.
  1. Amazing Finds
  2. From designer clothing to unique housewares, there’s always something new. We restock daily!

Thrift Store Hours

Monday – Saturday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Farm Stand

Fresh Produce From Area Farms And Growers

Our year-round Farm Stand is filled with locally sourced fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, maple syrup, honey, and much more from local farms throughout Michigan. Open to all, we offer two price options to ensure that everyone can afford fresh food.

When you shop at the NKC Farm Stand you are helping to build community, boost the local economy, and increase access to local food. All proceeds go back into North Kent Connect to help local families.

How to Shop the Farm Stand
  1. Pick Your Produce
  2. Choose from our farm-fresh produce, frozen foods, dry goods, and cottage products.
  3. Pick Your Price
  4. Choose the yellow or green dot based on your household needs. It’s up to you.
  5. Pick Your Payment
  6. Let the cashier know your dot color and whether you want to pay with cash, debit, credit, SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, or North Kent Connect Program Credits.

Dot Pricing Q&A

I thought the food on the Farm Stand was for NKC Clients?

The food on the Farm Stand is for EVERYONE! That’s why we offer two price points. You choose the one that fits your budget.

Do I have to provide proof of income when I shop the Yellow Dot (discounted) price?

No proof is needed. You need only answer the cashier when asked which price point you’d like to pay.

Who should pay the Green Dot (retail) price?

We rely on the green dot (retail) price to stock the Farm Stand with fresh, local produce. Anyone paying the retail price is helping others in the community to afford fresh food. We thank you for keeping the Farm Stand stocked!

If I purchase at the Green Dot (retail) price, will there still be enough food for people who need the discounted produce?

Absolutely! Your purchase at the retail price makes it possible for us to keep the Farm Stand stocked, so we will make sure there is enough food for everyone.

Farm Stand Hours

Monday – Saturday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.