The old placew within the town is called Kenkävero. It's possible to buy textiles and other items, such as dried herbs and delicatessen, at the shop.
If you like gardening, this place offers much to see for you: the garden plants come from this area, they are strong and grow well. Such things as "Burning Love" ( palava rakkaus), the old herbs that can be used for medicinal purposes, the white Midsummer rose with its lovely scent...
My grandmother loved flowers, and I'm very happy to know there's a place in Mikkeli that keeps the gardening tradition of the area alive.
The local supermarkets sell the delicatessen from Kenkävero as well.
Women are veru tightly connected with this old minister's house. The union of MArtta women (Marttaliitto) is an organisation that sees to the wellbeing of women. Its origins are in the countryside but nowadays towns can have their Martta unions as well. In the old days, the women from the union helped the inhabitants by advising them in household matters.
This is a unique place just outside Mikkeli, if you are with a car, its really worth to check it out, especially for their own unique own beer they brew here :)