Penticton Feedway is opening up locations in Keremeos and Oliver. (Facebook)

Penticton Feedway is opening up locations in Keremeos and Oliver. (Facebook)

Keremeos and Oliver farmers will be getting a new feed supply store

Penticton Feedway is expanding into those two areas

Keremeos is going to get a feed supply store back in the community.

Penticton Feedway owner Johnny Aantjes decided to fill the void in Keremeos that Growers Supply Co. left when they closed the Keremeos location in late November.

The Feedway will be opening in mid to late February where the Dan’s Auto used to be on Veterans Ave.

“We feel we found a really good location in Keremeos at Dan’s,” said Aantjes. “Dan is retiring and was a big part of the community so we wish him well in his retirement.”

Aantjes is also opening a feed store in Oliver after seeing so many customers come into Penticton from communities further south. The Oliver Feedway will be open in early February.

Since Growers closed its Keremeos location, farmers have been forced to make the long drive to Penticton or Oliver to get their supplies.

The Keremeos Feedway will be selling everything from pet food, shavings, salt blocks to livestock feed for everything from chicken, horse and even alpaca.

“Feed is our primary seller. We are able to keep the prices down for feed. We have been running the Penticton Feedway for two years now and we really focus on having lots of product, really good customer service and good hours. We want to keep that momentum going in our Keremeos and Oliver stores.”

One of the big focuses at both the Oliver and Keremeos locations will be on laying hens and chicks.

“We will be selling chicks in spring. That really works well with our store,” he added.

Farmers like Mohinder Dhaliwal, owner of A&M Orchards, was shaken by the news that Keremeos’ Growers Supply Co. would shut down in November.

Dhaliwal and other farmers in the Keremeos area said the closure left them with no other option than to drive to Oliver or Penticton to buy supplies for their businesses — a trip that is not only time consuming but also costly and even dangerous in the winter.

“It’s a big problem… right now I can drive here and get what I need in five minutes. A trip to Penticton could take over two hours depending on traffic and weather,” Dhaliwal said when the store announced its closure. “It’s a lot of time and money… without this farming will be very tough.”

The Oliver Feedway will open Feb. 1 at 5855 Main St. The Keremeos Feedway will open mid February at 520 Veterans Ave. in Keremeos.

The hours will be the same as the Penticton location which is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the weekends.



monique.Tamminga@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton Search and Rescue completed two rescues in succession of each other Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 afternoon. (PENSAR / Facebook)
Penticton Search and Rescue members execute back-to-back rescues

PENSAR had barely completed their first rescue of the day when they received a second call

(THE NEWS – files)
Snowy days ahead for the Okanagan and Shuswap

The region could get up to 5 cm by Thursday

MP Richard Cannings
NDP chooses Cannings again for next federal election

If there is a snap election, the long-time MP for South Okanagan West Kootenay will be ready

People skate on a lake in a city park in Montreal, Sunday, January 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The end of hugs: How COVID-19 has changed daily life a year after Canada’s 1st case

Today marks the one year anniversary of COVID-19 landing in Canada

Snow covers Main Street in downtown Penticton Monday morning, Jan. 25, 2021.
First snowfall of 2021

Chances of light snow all week

Crews with Discovery Channel film as an Aggressive Towing driver moves a Grumman S2F Tracker aircraft around a 90-degree turn from its compound and onto the road on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. It was the “most difficult” part of the move for the airplane, one organizer said. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: Vintage military plane gets towed from Chilliwack to Greater Victoria

Grumman CP-121 Tracker’s eventual home the British Columbia Aviation Museum on Vancouver Island

Rodney and Ekaterina Baker in an undated photo from social media. The couple has been ticketed and charged under the Yukon’s <em>Civil Emergency Measures Act</em> for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)
Great Canadian Gaming CEO resigns after being accused of sneaking into Yukon for vaccine

Rod Baker and Ekaterina Baker were charged with two CEMA violations each

Police discovered a makeshift nightclub in a Vancouver apartment on Jan. 23, 2021, and say it wasn’t the first time this month officers have been called to the unit over social gathering concerns. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Doorman of makeshift ‘booze-can’ in Vancouver apartment fined; police look to court order

This marks the fourth complaint about social gatherings inside the apartment in January

A Kelowna couple welcomed their Nooner baby in December. (Flytographer)
Kelowna couple welcomes baby girl from Hotel Zed Nooner campaign

Nicole and Alex will now have 18 years of free stays at the hotel

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Abbotsford Tulip Festival is closing, with plans to rebloom in Armstrong

Event organizer says pandemic and sale of land were factors in decision

Group of cowboys on horses out rounding up cattle, 1888. The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is celebrating Vernon Winter Carnival’s Wild West theme with a virtual trip back in time looking at the ranching days. (GVMA #5021)
Museum rounds up North Okanagan’s wild west past

Vernon Winter Carnival event, Meanwhile…Back at the Ranch, Feb. 9

Virtual programming will assist the Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society in spreding environmental education. (ABNCS photo)
North Okanagan nature centre online with gaming grant

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society benefits from provincial funds

Three cars had their tires slashed in Vernon over the weekend. (Contributed)
Tires slashed at three North Okanagan residences

RCMP investigating Okanagan Landing-area incidents

Kyrell Sopotyk was drafted by the Kamloops Blazers in 2016 and played two seasons with the Western Hockey League club. (Photograph By ALLEN DOUGLAS/KTW)
Kamloops Blazer paralyzed in snowboarding accident sparks fundraiser for family

As of Jan. 24, more than $68,000 had been raised to help Kamloops Blazers’ forward Kyrell Sopotyk

Most Read