What’s the best way?
Rider’s Best Way ... or Rider’s Grocery, as the now Hometown IGA in Upton was once called.
During the 1930’s, Leon Rider, the stepfather of current IGA owner Larry McKinley, operated a small grocery store, named Rider’s Grocery.
The store opened in 1936 and served the Upton community for 44 years providing general grocery items, as well as feed for livestock.
Inside additions, including a deli and an ice cream cooler, led to the store’s name being changed to Rider’s Market.