Monday, June 21, 2010

Marshall Grain Co.

Even now, when shopping in one, big American city is the same as shopping in another, there are still locally owned retail stores. Not as many as there used to be, but there a few -- fortunately.

Fort Worth's, Marshall Grain Co. is one such store.

About this time each year my wife and I pay a visit to Marshall Grain and pick up a variety of organic fertilizers, and bug and weed killers. This year we bought diatomaceous earth as a bug killer. It works, I think, the bugs are gone, anyway. In the past we have purchased everything from chickens to gardening tools at Marshall.

If you haven't been to a Marshall Grain, it is worth a visit. Stop by and check out their assortment of farm and garden products.The staff is friendly and helpful.  And you might even leave with a couple of chickens.

Marshall Grain is on Lancaster Blvd., just east of downtown, and now in Grapevine.


Becca said...

We bought a composter there this winter. The place is really nice. I would have liked to stop in when it was planting season I bet they had some nice things.

Rambler said...

When the vermin have moved in - rats or mice a couple of years and fleas this year - they always have the best remedies. You know... the ones that work. Pricey, but worth the money.

And a look at the birds is always fun.

John said...

I've been shopping at Marshall Grain's Grapevine location since it opened a year or so ago and can always find what I'm looking for whether it's plants, potted flowers, or pesticides/herbicides. And sometimes you can score a free Dublin Doctor Pepper.

But I still haven't found a use for a bottle of Liquid Fish.

Francis Shivone said...

Rambler -- that's what I like about them. If you ask them what to use, you may pay a bit more, but it works.

John -- Hadn't seen the DP. But again, that's what's great about the locally owned stores. I did but a fish based fertilizer once, many years ago.

Stephanie said...

thanks for the suggestion - they really helped us out with their suggestions on getting the bugs out of our garden! and my son had a heyday looking at the bunnies and chickens!

Francis Shivone said...

Glad you liked it. I always look at the birds myself.