A new store is opening in Sequim that is meant to give the town a sense of familiarity.
DelâÄôs Feed & Farm Supply is expected to open its doors Friday, March 7. A grand opening celebration honoring customers is scheduled for March 22-23.
DelâÄôs sells pet, livestock, farm, home and garden supplies. ItâÄôs one of 24 stores in the U.S. started by Del Capps during the past 32 years and is part of Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the U.S.
âÄúWe felt it was a good area to come to,âÄù said store manager Kelly Elkins about opening the store in Sequim. âÄúDelâÄôs will bring back that rural feeling to Sequim.âÄù
âÄúWe are very outgoing and customer-service oriented,âÄù continued Elkins, who moved to the area with his 14-year-old son from Shelton and has been with the company for six years. âÄúWe carry anything and everything. If we donâÄôt have it, we can order it.âÄù
Elkins and DelâÄôs Feed & Farm Supply are deeply involved in 4-H and the National Future Farmers of America organizations. âÄúKids are important,âÄù he said. âÄúThey need the programs and need somebody to support the programs. I just want to get out into the community here and give back.âÄù
Store discounts are offered to 4-H and FFA members.
Elkins admits that several stores similar to DelâÄôs exist in âÄ®Sequim and the surrounding area but insists each business can continue to thrive. âÄúI believe the town can support us all,âÄù he said. âÄúCompetition is good because it keeps the pricing down.âÄù
Free deliveries are offered through the end of March. âÄúWe deliver anything and everything,âÄù Elkins said. âÄúThere is no minimum.âÄù
DelâÄôs Feed & Farm Supply has seven full-time employees and two part-time helpers. If the store does as well as the Monroe and Yelm branches, as many as 16 employees will be hired, according to Elkins.
âÄúWe are a fast-growing company and are here for the community and customers,âÄù he said. âÄúSo come on in.âÄù
Down on the farm
DelâÄôs Feed & Farm Supply, 990 E. Washington St., offers a wide selection of products tailored to people who enjoy the rural lifestyle and specializes in equine, livestock and pet merchandise. Business hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m-5 p.m. Sunday, open 362 days of the year. A grand opening celebration honoring customers is scheduled March 22-23. For more information, call 683-7833, 681-3156, 683-2825 or go online to www.delsfarmsupply.com.
The Sequim Gazette is located at 147 W. Washington Street in Sequim.
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone 360-683-3311, or toll free at 800-829-5810. FAX 360-683-6670.
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