BRIGHTON Municipality’s respected farm produce store Fehlberg’s Produce has been keeping the community stocked with farm products for almost 40 years, and it’s still going strong.
Fehlberg’s Produce first started trading in 1982 when father, Ivan, and son, Ivan John, opened the farm shop selling the business’s quality grown products, oaten and Lucerne chaff, hay, straw and grain to the general public.
“Chaff was cut weekly with the help of local farmers and bags were hand sewn for a number of years. The business soon expanded to include equestrian supplies, racing harness, tack, horseshoes, farrier supplies, dog and cat food, agricultural sprays, animal health supplies, birds, poly pipe and fittings, pumps, electrical fencing, fencing wire, Koppers logs and gates, advantage feeders,” John Fehlberg said.
“In fact, chaff is still cut weekly and we manufacture a wide range of horse mixes, pet mix, goat mix, stud mix, bird seeds and our most popular 20kg poultry mix under the brand name of Fehlberg’s Own.
“Our small team of three, David Cash, Brian Shorter and I, has currently grown to five with Kareena Blackwell starting in part-time sales and Jannene Geard in casual sales and administration.
“We aim to support local suppliers/farmers and in 2010 joined the Tuckers Pet and Produce group.
“This has given us the opportunity to increase our range further and obtain the best prices possible for our valued customers.
Fehlberg’s Produce is at 59 Fergusson Road, Brighton (off Elderslie Road). The opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 12.30pm Saturday, telephone 6268 1285. Deliveries can be arranged. You can also log on to the business’s commerce site https://tuckersstore.com.au/stores/fehlbergs-produce/
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