Located in Belvidere, a tiny crossroads about a 15-minute drive from Hertford, Layden's Country Store is a legendary and beloved store in northeastern North Carolina. It's known mainly for its butcher shop, and people will drive well out of their way to get some of the Layden family's famous fresh-ground sausage, country ham, steaks and hamburger. During the holidays the country hams fly out of here, so get yours early. The store also sells local produce and a few grocery items. The people are friendly and offer the personal service of an old-fashioned country store.