There’s a friendly and growing company in the largest alpine valley in America, inside the beautiful Sierra Valley of California, that offers American-made products that embody the pioneer spirit when America was discovered and settled.

At you can find products consumers like to use, make living easier and more enjoyable, and are made in the United States.

So what might you find among the nearly 200 American-made products available at You’ll find houseware products like cast iron cookware from Lodge Logic, colanders, cutting and carving boards, deep fry baskets, Dutch ovens, flour sifters, graters, and rolling pins. Sierra’s cutlery collection includes 20 different knives, machetes, and spatulas with old hickory handles.

All American Leather goods feature aprons, backpacks, briefcases, coin purses, key cases, shaving kits, log carriers, tool rolls, wallets, and money clips. Even their sleigh bells and dog leashes and are made from domestic leather.

And even though Sierra Valley Trading Company is motivated to make the quality of country living easier, you’ll find most of the outdoor products you might need fulfill this purpose whether you live in Anchorage, Alaska or New York City. Certainly part of their commitment to quality is realizing that there is a distinct difference between American-made goods and cheap imports. But this doesn’t mean Sierra Valley Trading products are prohibitively expensive. In fact they’re not expensive at all, especially when you calculate the quality of the product.

Sierra Valley only offers products from American companies that proudly display the “Made in USA” label on their products. That means you won’t be browsing products that have some watered-down version of American made like “assembled in USA of foreign and domestic parts.”

The solid and true quality of American craftsmanship really shines through on Sierra Valley’s various wood products like their solid cherry ceiling pot rack, Adirondack log rack, cedar baskets and cookware stands.

More of what makes quality living possible regardless of where you live in our great country depends on actually being able to make a living. Sierra Valley is definitely doing their part by offering American-made products that keep America working, living and prospering.

With all the talk of Barack Obama following the path of Abraham Lincoln on his way to the inauguration and the president-elect’s emphasis on our 16th president, it’s worth recalling some of Abraham Lincoln’s words that in turn emphasize part of what the Sierra Valley Trading Company is all about. Concerning the tariff question, Lincoln once said, “When we buy a ton of steel rails from abroad we get the rails and the foreigner gets the money, but when we buy the steel rails at home, we get both the rails and the money.”

The closer our country comes to the common sense of Abraham Lincoln, which is the same kind of thinking the folks at Sierra Valley Trading Company subscribe to, the better off our country will be and the more prosperous American companies that make things in America will be as well.


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