Westside business for urban farmers relocates to 700 block of the avenue
Buckley's Homestead Supply, which offers services and supplies for urban farmers, recently moved eight blocks east, down Colorado Avenue.
The new leased location, 701 W. Colorado Ave., “has much more space in the retail area, which will allow us to expand current lines of products, as well as bring in brand-new items,” explained Allison Buckley, who founded the business six years ago with her husband Ed.
As before, on-street parking is available in front of the store, but 701 additionally has off-street parking on the Seventh Street side.
Another plus is having separate classroom space, “so that teachers and students don't have to compete with the noise of the store on a busy day,” Allison said.
There's also the capability of remodeling for a kitchen, which will allow classes related to food preparation, such as canning, Ed pointed out.
The business specializes in animal feed and supplies, and equipment/materials for canning, fermenting, beekeeping and making soap or cheese.
Baby chicks, currently being brought in from Missouri, can be purchased as well.
The couple have an urban homestead of their own on the Westside, where they raise chickens and have a large organic garden.
Buckley's is open Tuesdays to Sundays.
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