Specials, New Items & Events

The Fish Fry is back!
(Fridays only)

Haddock dinner with fries and cole slaw is $10.99 add onion rings for $1.00.
Haddock sandwich is $6.25.




Janet is sharing her awesome spaghetti sauce (gravy) with the world.

When you try this you won't believe how good it is. I have been lucky enough to enjoy this for 35 years.

Now you can too!

Dunkin Donuts iced coffee in a bottle!

4 flavors...
  Original, Mocha, French Vanilla and Espresso.

  Grab and go! $2.99 each or 2/$5.00.





New at The Homestead!

Laughing Crow Beer. This product is brewed in Amherst, NH by one of our neighbors. We are the very first store to carry this product. We are offering an Ale and a Porter in 22 oz bottles for $6.99. Be the first one to give it a try. I would love to get some reviews on it.



Pulled pork sandwich

Tender juicy slow cooked pork with barbeque sauce, on a bulkie roll.

Call ahead to find out what our
Daily Specials are!





Not Your Fathers Root Beer!

This is the hottest thing
since sliced bread.

Pick some up for your next BBQ!





Local honey from NH All Season

Techniques, right here on Boston Post Rd.

Local honey is good for you!



Fresh Local Raspberries!

Stop by and check out our
fresh local produce!


Time for the grill! The Homestead has everything you need. Blue Rhino propane exchange is $19.99.
We have local grass fed hamburger from
Field of Dreams
farm, right here on Boston Post Road. We have marinated steak tips and lemon pepper chicken. We have Martins potato rolls. We have homemade potato salad and macaroni salad. We have cold beer and wine. We have chips and snacks. We have charcoal and lighter fluid. For dessert how about some Jake's ice cream. We've got you covered on all of your grilling needs.


Now at the Homestead...
Parker House coffee in K-Cups.

The same great locally roasted coffee, now in convenient K-Cups.

We have Sumatra, Costa Rica, and House blend.



Give a Homestead gift card! You can put any amount onto the card you like, and they can be reloaded. We have gift envelopes and holders also!

Spending time with one of my favorite people. My 95 year old grandmother,
Lillian Melchionda recently visited the Homestead!



Boar's Head deli meats are here at The Homestead!

We are very excited to be able to offer the finest deli selections. Also available for take home, sliced to order

The Homestead, We upgraded our coffee to Caf� Dujour brand. It is the finest quality coffee, and we are expanding our selections. We offer 6 flavors of coffee, and Iced coffee and Iced Tea.


The Homestead Grocery and Deli was recently named
Business of the Month by SHARE Outreach.

Christine Janson, SHARE Executive Director, presented us with a plaque honoring the work that we and our customers do for those in need throughout the year.

"In the last few years, a simple donation jar at the Homestead's cash register has brought in close to $5,000 for SHARE; a testament to the generosity of the Homestead's customers," according to Janson.

In addition, proceeds from the clothing recycling bin outside the store are awarded to SHARE.  "We are happy to be able to honor Ralph, Janet, and their customers for helping to improve the lives of those in our communities who have little," said Janson. "This is clearly a group that remembers others first."

Thanks to all of our customers that help make this possible!

Ralph & Janet



Super Premium Ice Cream!!!



This fine Ice Cream is made right here in Amherst.
A Pint is just $4.99! Come on in & enjoy!

Go to our Facebook page and let us know what your favorite flavor is!


To The People of Amherst New Hampshire,

Sometimes business is business and sometimes it isn�t. When Janet and I decided to buy a business the community was of the utmost importance to us. I couldn�t have imagined 3 years ago how this would turn out. Times are hard for everyone. We dreamed that we could make them better for people. We didn�t listen to the people that told us we were crazy to start a business in this economy. We searched for a special place and a situation where we could make a difference. I know that we have found what we were looking for.

As many of you know of the two burglaries in the past 2 weeks that have given us concern for ourselves, our children, and your children. It is an ever more dangerous world and we have felt that. This business is a labor of love and joy. Few who own a small neighborhood store do this for the monetary gain. We love what we do, and we are lucky enough to do what we love. We look forward to seeing you every day and hearing about your lives. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and to show you what our idea of customer service is, and earning your business. We try very hard never to take you for granted.

We were so busy doing our job that we never realized how you felt about us. We just figured that you thought of us as a place to get a quick bite or a cold drink. No different from the chain gas stations or the big box stores. We couldn�t have been more wrong. Adversity sometimes brings out the best in people.

We have been overwhelmed by this community. We thought that the recent burglaries of our store were a reason for us to alter our path. We have children that work there and your children are there too.

You have shown us strength; you have given us renewed resolve to persevere. There is most likely no other community that would have responded to our situation as you did.

The story is about Amherst New Hampshire USA. Kasey and Danny Leonard who had lemonade stand to support us, the web design team of Bea and Robb Schwartz who donated their services. This is about Kristen McCool, undoubtedly a tireless organizer who decided that she didn�t want us to consider selling the store. Kristen organized the most special event that I have ever been a part of. Janet and I we so deeply touched that we could never express the extent of our gratitude.

Friends of the Homestead, you have made things better. Our hearts are full with love and our spirits have been raised. I guess it would be hard to leave a place that can do that for us, you are an important part of our lives and we look forward to our future in this community.

We Love You All,

Janet, Ralph, Christine, Lisa, and Lauren



Voted 2012 Patch Reader's Choice for Top Small Business in Amherst!!!


Thank You All for your support and patronage of The Homestead. I can't tell you all what it means to Janet and I to be a part of this great community. We Love You All.

The Homestead has the BEST CUSTOMERS!


The NH Lottery !

The Homestead is an authorized lottery retailer!

Come on in and try your luck at Power Ball, MegaBucks Plus, Hot Lotto... anything the NH lottery has to offer, you can purchase it at The Homestead.

We sold a $2500 winner on a
 $10 scratch ticket.

Lucky store!




Rick Santorum

visited us on January 7, 2012


Campaigning on the last weekend before the first Primary held in
the Nation, the
2012 Republican Presidential Candidate stopped by.



Congressman Dr. Ron Paul

visited us on December 14, 2011


Many residents stopped by to say hello to the
2012 Republican Presidential candidate


Congratulations to Jack Griffin!!!

He is the latest winner of 100 $5 lottery instant tickets
 playing our Lottery Grid! He cashed them in for $320.00.

If you haven't joined in to try your luck at our Lottery Grid... come on in
 and purchase a square for $5. Once the grid is full we pick a number.
 Who knows...you may be the next one to win!!!

Now available at the Homestead

 Fresh Local Produce from Lavoie's Farm in Hollis!!!

Green Beans
Green Bell peppers

Summer & Zucchini Squash



Congratulations to Arnold Dickinson!!!

He won 100 $5 lottery instant tickets playing our Lottery Grid! 

Try your luck at our Lottery Grid. Purchase a square for $5. Once the grid is
full we pick a number. Don't miss out on your chance to win!

Friends & Family!

Our BBQ event was a great success.

 Be sure to watch for events this summer!



Join us for some

delicious food

and beverages.

Fun for the whole family!






Gift Cards are now available at the Homestead!
There is a long list to choose from including
 Home Depot, Bed, Bath & Beyond,
and Verizon.
Also, many restaurant Gift Cards including
 Olive Garden, Applebee's and Subway.

To view additional merchants click here.

We'd like to thank all our family, friends and customers
 for making going to work every day fun! Here's to another bigger and better year!

Ralph & Janet

A few well wishes from Friends and Family!

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations! Your hard work, dedication and love of what you are doing shows in all the improvements you have made over the last year! You two are tireless! The Homestead looks like a completely different place. Best of everything in the upcoming year! ~ Ellen & Tim Ebacher

I can't believe its been a year! Love the Homestead family, we wish you the very best and many, many years to come! If you haven't stopped in for a Richies Slush, you MUST!!! ~Sherri Langone

Congratulations Mom and Dad!! I've had so much fun watching you guys grow and succeed with the store!!! I look forward to many more years working with you guys!! Love you!
~ Chrissy Melchinoda

  Best of luck in the coming year for continued growth! ~ Carl Benevides

Congratulations guys. With hard work and a little elbow grease, you made it through. The next year will be even bigger and better. Love you guys.
~ Shirley Maloof

Congrats on getting through year one, I hope you have many more years of success. ~ David Melchionda

Congrats Ralph & Janet! We wish you continued success for years to come. It's a pleasure working with you. You are wonderful people and your family, friends and customers think so, too!!!
~ Robb & Bea


                  Stop by for a Richie's Italian Ice!!!

No one makes it better than Richie's Super Premium Italian Ice! For over 50 years New England has be enjoying Richie's frozen dessert and now you can get it at the Homestead!

Come on in and try one...they are smooth, nutritious, thirst-quenching and of course, delicious! We have 8 varieties to choose from!

Click here to learn more about Richie's Italian Ice

2 of the "must try" items on our menu!

In honor of the former owners, The Homestead has added
 a new item to the menu!
It is a Turkey BLT wrap with a horseradish sauce.
We call it "The Delude" ($6.75)
This delicious wrap was actually developed by Peter Delude himself!


The Cheeseburger Wrap
. This one eerily tastes similar to your favorite sandwich from the nation's top hamburger chain. It is made with lettuce, pickles, onions, cheese and thousand island dressing. ($6.25)


The Homestead offers

 Everyday and special occasion greeting cards by Designer Greetings!

 All cards are discounted to

99 cents!!!


The NH Lottery !

The Homestead is an authorized lottery retailer!

Come on in and try your luck at Power Ball, MegaBucks Plus, Hot Lotto... anything the NH lottery has to offer, you can purchase it at the Homestead.


Join the Milk Club!

At The Homestead you can become a member of our milk club!
Whenever you purchase a gallon of Shurfine brand milk for just $3.39�
save the labels and once you have saved ten(10)stop by with them,
fill out one of our milk club envelopes and receive a free gallon of Shurfine milk!


Sandwich Special

The Homestead Sandwich

Roast beef, Turkey, Bacon & Provolone on a toasted roll!
This sandwich was created specifically for us by a professionally trained
Johnson & Wales Chef!

Small $6.75    Large $7.75