Biscuits & Vinyl
For Biscuits & Vinyl owners Matthew Farrington and Kathryn Rosquette, opening a store in downtown Talent was about being able to work for themselves while sharing their passions with the community.
“We knew we wanted to work for ourselves, we just didn’t know exactly how that would look,” Matt said.
Matt went to school in Ashland 20 years ago, and after his career in transportation planning in Santa Barbara, and Kathryn’s 25-year career in human resources, the couple knew it was time for a change. “The beach was getting expensive and crowded,” Matt said. “Two years ago we had the opportunity and decided to take the leap and pursue our dream of a simpler life closer to all of the outdoor activities we love here in Southern Oregon.
“When we first visited the area we kept trying all these amazing biscuits at local restaurants and joked about opening a record store called Biscuits & Vinyl,” Matt continued. “A year later the joke became reality when we found our sweet little spot in Talent and the name stuck.”
While neither has experience in retail, Matt’s vinyl obsession led him to dreams of opening a record store, and Kat wanted to share her passion for herbal wellness.
Their primary business is buying and selling new and used vinyl records, but they also sell new turntables and have the B&V Wellness Apothecary.
Kathryn’s love and study of herbalism and sustainable living practices inspired the Apothecary. It includes an eclectic mix of various herbal wellness products and teas as well as handmade gifts and crafts. She stocks mainly local makers including: Uber Herbal teas and Wild Rose Herbs both out of Grants Pass. They also have a nice selection of diy embroidery kits.
“While we don’t have fresh baked biscuits,” Matt said. “We DO have a nicely organized selection of carefully curated records at fair prices.
“Kathryn is always looking to feature other makers from the community so come chat if you think your products might be a fit for consignment.”
Biscuits & Vinyl is located at 103 Talent Avenue. Stop by the shop, or call (541) 897-4429 for more information.