Your Local Feed Store

Your Local Feed Store

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Blog, Featured |

If you’ve lived anywhere remotely close to a rural or agricultural area, chances are you’re lucky enough to have a local feed store, not a chain, a small business owned by a local family. I was inspired by Arrow Feed and Ranch to write a blog about this small town treasure. I’ve been helping with marketing for the last couple years and am happy to say, I’ve learned a lot about small towns, feed stores, and genuine people. Throughout the article, I’ve included testimonials given by Arrow customers. Arrow Feed will be celebrating 20 years in Granbury in 2017.   Meet owner and operator, Patti Shafer. She’s the loyal matriarch of the store and always has a solution to your ranching and farming needs.   It’s a family affair. You’re sure to find a Shafer somewhere in the store when you visit. Patti’s husband, Larry, is the tall gentleman that hardly every forgets a face and always thanks you for your business. Sarah, her husband, Patrick and her brother, Blake, along with both of Patti’s grandchildren all do their part to keep the business running.   “Always seems like that it’s a family thing complete with kids.” – R. Sims   Arrow Feed is everything you want in a local business. Customer service comes first, down to remembering the brands you like and loading your vehicle for you. They are adamant about carrying Texas made products from furniture to honey and soaps, to treats for your pets. Have a specific product you need, but they don’t carry it? Just tell Patti, she’ll order it for you. She keeps an entire wall in the store for special order products. “Always amazing service and knowledgeable employees!” – A. Blackwood “Great lawn and garden, as well as animal needs, that guy, Travis, is always helpful!!” – A. Roiz     Small town businesses seem to always have a special way of celebrating the holidays and Arrow Feed is no exception. Be on the look out for a giant hay roll scarecrow in the fall or Christmas tree display in December. “The folks at Arrow Feed & Ranch go the extra mile…You know the holiday season is upon us when you pass Arrow.” – D. Fethke       Arrow is a great local source for lawn and garden, as well as local produce. When you’re looking for help to get your garden started, they care and they’re knowledgeable. It’s so awesome to have that kind of resource right here in Hood County. “My favorite is when the vegetables arrive ready for garden planting. You always have great advice for the appropriate products for any lawn or garden issue.” – J. Narducci   Purchasing your seeds locally gives a greater chance they’ll grow well in this region. Patti always keeps these stocked, and lawn and garden man, Travis, is always prepared to answer any...

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