A road trip to the Abbey Store in Piffard in the Town of York, #LivingstonCounty, #Newyork will be a delightful experience browsing in the new brightly lit and spacious home to the famous Monks Bread and more.
The Abbey of the Genesee is a Roman Catholic community of contemplative monks belonging to the world-wide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.) more commonly known as Trappists. Their lives are dedicated to seeking union with God, through Jesus Christ, in a community of sisters or brothers.
https://www.geneseeabbey.org for complete information.
As you can see from the photo, the bookstore is comprehensive, there are many handmade gifts and locally produced products. There is a section with tables and chairs overlooking the valley not shown in the picture. I am assuming that eventually there will be coffee, tea and light fare offered for customers.
Fruitcake lovers come from far and wide for the delicacy, and during the Holy Season, it is available in attractive tins.
Worship services open to the public are on a regular schedule, along with retreat activities.