|From the Lee's Feed Store website|
A store in the valley section of Syracuse (207 Milburn Drive) is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. The store put on a customer appreciation day Saturday.
Lee’s Feed Store opened in 1813 when a mill first opened to grind feed for animals at area farms, said owner Al White. Th store has been open continuously since 1813 and became Lee's Feed Store in 1954. Today, the store has one of the largest selections of animal feed and farm supplies in the area.
"Years ago, the farmers would come here by horse and buggy to pick up their feed," White said. Today, with the number of farms dwindling in Onondaga County and environs, the store sells animal feed to other sources, such as individuals, gentleman farmers as White calls them and even sells feed to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
According to the website, the store sells:
Pet Food including dog food, cat food, bird feed, food for small animals and exotic pet foods. Alsohay and straw, wildlife feed, horse feed and wild bird feeds. Pet foods are alll natural, holistic animal food from EVO, Science Diet, and Iams. Lee’s Feed Store has food for livestock, poultry, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas and more. The store even carries 50-pound bags of feed.
Pet supplies such as dog collars, training crates and outdoor kennels.
Farm supplies including grass seed, hay and straw, wood pellets, rock salt, topsoil and agricultural fertilizer.
Garden supplies including bedding plants, flowers and vegetables, lawn fertilizer, mulch and peat moss.
Equine supplies including stall mats and supplements and warmers.
Propane also is available, along with water softener, salt, welded wire and poultry netting. Seasonal items include live poultry such as baby chicks, ducks and geese.
For more information, call the store at 469-1481 or go to http://www.leesfeedstore.com/