Family Farm and Home Opens New Store in Greenville


Family Farm and Home, the Muskegon-based True Value dealer, recently unveiled a store in Greenville that opened Friday – becoming its 71st location throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

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Farm Stands & Farmers’ Markets

Ela Family Farms of Hotchkiss specializes in fresh produce and preserves, with peaches being their specialty this time of year – and apple cider being offered later on.

Open July-October Monday-Friday, 9:00 to 5:30, and Saturday, 9-5 for U-Pick apples, berries, pears, and cherries, with farm market offerings such as baked goods, cheeses, jams, salsa, and soup mixes as well as children’s activities such as animals, straw mountain cow train maze.

Farm market every Friday in downtown Newaygo, featuring grass-fed sheep and goats, non-GMO feed chicken and duck eggs, garlic, wool fleeces, roving, and batting for sale, plus farm tours! For more information, visit their website.

Shop Local

Homeowners or local shoppers alike can help strengthen their community by shopping locally. Supporting family-owned businesses create jobs, boosts the economy, and contributes to the well-being of your community while being environmentally friendly; shopping locally reduces waste production.

Newaygo offers plenty of ways to shop local, from farmers’ markets and roadside stands to family-owned stores like Family Farm and Home, which specializes in lawn and garden supplies and home improvement tools and appliances. So it’s easy to find everything you need all in one convenient spot!

Tim Fansler, company Vice President of Merchandising, stated that Family Farm and Home stores would offer customers similar experiences as those seen at 1550 Whitehall Road’s former Quality Stores location, noting their stores carry power equipment and tools, pet food, work clothing, and footwear as well as farm and ranch supplies, automotive supplies, bird feed, landscaping supplies, alternative heating products as well as alternative heating methods.

Family Farm and Home receivers are responsible for verifying incoming and outgoing freight, with excellent customer service skills and understanding and applying various merchandising and shrink control techniques. A good receiver also demonstrates strong leadership abilities, motivating team members.

Current locations of this chain span Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Maryland, with its headquarters based out of Muskegon, Michigan. Employing 2,100 people. Since its inaugural store in April 2002, it has experienced exponential growth; approximately 50 new stores will open their doors within one year (including Muskegon County for the first time!).

Eat Local

Family Farm and Home is a retail store chain offering various tools, appliances, hardware, automotive parts, pet supplies, work and casual clothing, footwear, lawn and garden products, lawn and alternative heating alternatives, and more. They recently expanded into Muskegon County by opening a store this month in Dalton Township after Orchard Foods closed back in 2005 – joining their three other locations: Caledonia Newaygo Mason.

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Stay Local

Family Farm and Home is a family-owned retail chain offering tools, hardware, automotive products, pet supplies, work casual clothing and footwear, home improvement supplies, and alternative energy products. Focused on providing service to its local community while supporting small businesses and nonprofit organizations – it proudly sponsors local events and charities, including Newaygo County 4-H Fair.

The company offers a Manager Trainee program to equip individuals to lead its business successfully. Manager trainees learn merchandising, shrink control, and operational aspects of running the organization and supporting and strengthening its basic philosophies.

Family-owned and operated, this store is a one-stop shop for everything from lawnmowers to garden tools. Offering power tools, hand tools, lawn equipment, tools, paints, and paint supplies, knowledgeable sales associates also support its extensive line of lawn and garden products and kitchen essentials and housewares.

Newaygo County is an idyllic place to live, work and play. Offering numerous recreational activities like hiking, bicycling, snowmobiling on miles of trails, boating, fishing, and hunting trips are also trendy among its citizens.

The Newaygo County Visitors Bureau can help make planning your next vacation easy. Their staff offers free information about resorts, motels, B&Bs, hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and events within Newaygo County; plus, they have plenty of activities such as fishing, kayaking, and camping for your enjoyment!

Family Farm and Home store will compete directly with Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Co., which currently occupies Whitehall Road and North Muskegon’s former Quality store on Whitehall. Lamar Construction of Hudsonville will build this outlet, expected to open its doors by March.