Ford's Feed to carry Southern States products

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 05:54 PM

Ford’s Feed and Seed in Lenoir has partnered with Southern States Cooperative to bring Southern States’ products back to the city, after the closing of the Lenoir Southern States store in July.

Ford’s, at 2270 Valway Road, will sell Southern States’ feed, including the Legends and Triple Crown brands, seed, fertilizer and animal health, pet and farm supplies.

Southern States closed its Lenoir and Boone stores along with 15 others across the Southeast to focus on agricultural areas with the most potential for growth. That meant the closest place to find Southern States’ products was Statesville.

Owner Reginald Ford said Ford’s Feed and Seed will carry “everything except petroleum in bulk” from Southern States. Ford’s has been in business in Lenoir for the past 25 years and is open Monday through Wednesday and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.