Saturday, November 12, 2011

Walker's Feed is Pure Country on the City's Edge

We discovered an excellent homegrown video on the Walkers Feed Store web site when we needed to look up their store's hours of operation. The Walkers, Dale and Pearl have been running the family business from a barn (replete with resident ducks) at 1397 Cole Harbour Road since 1983. In those days, say Dale and his son Craig, who is also owner/manager, Cole Harbour was still mostly farms.

Walkers has a bit of everything one would expect to find in a true country feed store, with a hefty dose of down home friendliness thrown in. Honey and farm fresh eggs, fruit trees, turkey poults, horse feed, bedding plants, landscaping shrubs, Christmas trees. What's your fancy? Just a chat? That's okay too at Walker's. It's a Cole Harbour tradition, as evidenced by the assortment of antique farm tools and old time photos that line the barn-board walls. By the way, Walker's Feed Store does close early on Saturday, at 1:00 in the afternoon, I think. Maybe that's a country custom too, but I'm sure the Walkers will tell you why if you pop in and ask them. Enjoy the video!

Walkers Feed Store, 1397 Cole Harbour Road, Dartmouth, NS 1-902-435-5561
*Photo of Craig Walker courtesy Walkers Feed.
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