Patrick Feed & Seed
WHAT THEY DO:
Patrick Feed & Seed — locally known as Patrick’s — is an old-fashioned general store. The inventory of the store changes throughout the year. Most widely known for its Christmas candy, Patrick’s sells more than 50 tons of speciallymade candy during the holiday season. The store also offers fruit and gift baskets, an assortment of cheeses, a full-service quilt shop and even work boots. In the spring, the store transforms into a gardening store, selling items such as seed and soil.
“When you walk in, you literally walk back in time,” said owner Jan Patrick. “It was started in 1948. We’ve tried to keep it as much like 1948 as we’ve been allowed to. It’s different from big stores like Walmart. When you walk in, we actually smile at you.”
HOW MANY YEARS IN THE BUSINESS:
Gary and Jan Patrick have owned the store since 1987. The two have worked for the store since ages 13 and 17, respectively. The store was formerly owned by Gary’s father, who opened Patrick’s 64 years ago. In January, the store will celebrate 65 years in business.
FAVORITE PART OF THE BUSINESS:
“Christmas time and all of the people who come in at Christmas,” said Jan. “It’s a childhood memory for people, and now they are bringing their children and grandchildren. We’ve probably seen five generations now.”
The best way to get in touch with Patrick’s is by coming in or calling the store at (770) 786-3220.
Patrick’s is widely known for its specially-made candy during the holiday season.