Community Feed Store, Inc.
75 VT-123, Westminster Station, Vt.
The Community Feed Store is located along the Connecticut River in Westminster. They offer a variety of products for pets, farm, home, and garden. Family owned and operated since 1902, the store has served the southern Vermont and New Hampshire area with great service and brand-name products.
Garin Clough has owned the Community Feed Store since 2011. Prior to that, his grandfather owned half of it since 1939 and bought the second half in 1954. His father bought the business in 1981. Now Garin operates the store with his small staff including his mother and his golden retriever/customer greeter, Lily.
Over the years, the store has transitioned from a bulk feed mill to a bag feed. It’s now a retail store that also includes pet feed, garden and yard products, and more.
The Community Feed Store carries many brand-name products, chosen for their quality, price, and popularity. Products include Blue Buffalo, Earthborn Holistics, Nature’s Variety, Taste of the Wild, and others alike. All the brands for both farm and pet feeds can be found on the store’s website.
Garin also makes feed deliveries to farms, and some seasonal nurseries, on three regular routes and will deliver from Bondville, Vt. to Swanzey, N.H. The main demand is usually for horses, then chickens and pigs.
The Community Feed Store also supports local business. “We’re deeply local,” Garin said, alluding to the generations of his family operating the feed store. They also have a rewards program for shoppers, when you spend $300, you get a $10 discount.
Beyond discounts, Garin also supports community businesses and organizations by listing them on their website and selling some of their products in the stores. Local products include maple syrup, eggs, soaps, etc.
As spring approaches, lawn and garden products are already stocked on the shelves. Mulch, manure, and soil will be coming soon as well, once the snow melts.
The Community Feed Store is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.