Hannegan Farm & Home presents its grand opening Saturday, April 14, offering feed, supplies and resources for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels.
Co-owners Matthew Aamot, Dalia Monterroso and John Trapman opened the store on March 24 at 6931 Hannegan Road on Hinote’s Corner, four miles south of Lynden and seven miles north of Bellingham.
Hannegan Farm & Home carries feed, fertilizer, plants, starts, seeds (including heirloom varieties) and supplies for beekeeping and pets. It also stocks canning and food preservation supplies, as well as baby chicks and other poultry-related items.
The 3,200-square-foot store will hold educational classes on sustainability, self-sufficiency and farming, with special attention to start-up urban and small-scale farmers seeking to gain confidence and information.
“Our hope is not just to be a store where customers come to buy feed and supplies, but to be a community resource for those who wish to learn more about being self-sufficient and sustainable,” Aamot said, in an April 3 press release. “I went to college to become an agriculture education teacher. While I didn’t go that route, I have the heart of a teacher and take a special pride in seeing others succeed.”
Aamot, who was raised on a small Whatcom County farm, is a 4-H leader and has been active in farming and animal husbandry since childhood.
Monterroso, who handles the store’s marketing, met Aamot when she decided to start raising chickens.
Trapman, who is married to Monterroso, is an aerial cinematographer and assists with the store’s business operations.
The grand opening will feature live animals and facepainting for children, plus free hot dogs and soft drinks.
The Prozac Mountain Boys, a local bluegrass band, will perform from 2-5 p.m.
For more information, call 360-389-5268 or visit the store on Facebook.