New Farm and Garden business open in Bath

If you drive along Route 39 these days between Millboro and Warm Springs, you might notice a small village of a dozen or so dark green deer blinds. That’s the location of Black Oak Farm and Garden, a new supplier of feed, seed, fertilizer and more, owned and operated by C.W. Burns and his son, William Lee. They’ll be holding their Grand Opening on Saturday, the 26th of August. The Chamber of Commerce will host the ribbon cutting at 11 o’clock. William shared a little about what they carry.

“Well, we sell just about anything you could want from a normal coop, and anything we don’t have we can get in in a week. We have weekly deliveries, so it might take up to a week to get it, but we can certainly do whatever we can to get what you need in stock.”

“We have chainsaw bar oil, mixing oil. We have weed eater twine. We have hand sprayers. We have a full line up of Miracle Grow products, things of that nature.”

In stacks in the two garage bays, I saw fifty-pound bags of dog and cat food, and poultry, rabbit, and large stock feed. C.W. mentioned available seed is clover, rye and winter wheat. He’ll be offering a special on some fertilizer on Saturday. There are also shelves of mums out front, and Mr. Burns expects pansies in the next couple of weeks.

With the exception of one in Mitchelltown, and another in Monterey, there are no outlets for these types of supplies within at least forty miles.   When an area farmer’s coop stopped making deliveries to customers in Bath a couple of years back, the Burns’ thoughts about selling some of the same goods nearby became a plan.

The grand opening/open house is an ideal way to find out just what is available at Black Oak Farm and Garden. It’s also a fine Saturday lunch when Puff’s Barbeque will be served beginning at 10 in the morning.   As Mr. Burns mentioned, Puff’s will stay until no one is hungry. There will be some drawings too for customers to enter if desired. And that’s how we came back around to the deer blinds. William Burns,

“They seem to be very popular. We are a representative for Bedford CoOp selling Redneck Blinds, and we are going to be giving away a soft-sided Redneck Blind at the grand opening August the 26th, which is this Saturday.

Black Oak’s regular business hours are 8:00 through 5 Monday through Friday.  The open house on Saturday will be 10 am to 5 with the ribbon cutting at 11 0’clock. For any one using a navigational device to get there, the address is 23720 Mountain Valley Road. So, whether putting in a fall feed plot is your goal, or simply freshening up those end of summer planters with some cheerful mums, supplies are likely to be as nearby as Black Oak Farm and Garden, and if not, they will get them here for you.

Their phone number is 540-996-4020.


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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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