Greens Feed & Seed


Greens Feed & Seed

Greens Feed and Seed has been an institution in Charleston since 1963.  Earl Green was in the business starting in 1949 at 17 Washington Street East near the Elk River Bridge.  Earl is one of those men that you like instantly, and has had a following for many decades.  One of the hardest working men that you'll ever meet, Earl still works at age 88!



 Greens Feed & Seed

Earl's first store, which previously had been Altmans Feed Company.





Greens Feed & Seed








Greens Feed & Seed





Greens Feed & Seed

I took this photo in May of 2019.  Earl still prefers to work the dock, and you can tell,  because he has the physique that most 30 year old men today would love to have.  Good old fashioned hard work has made this 88 year old man a symbol for the rest of us to follow.  (we should be so lucky)

FROM GREENS WEBSITE:

The founding father of Greens Feed and seed Mr. Earl Green started out as a dealer for Altmans Feed Company back in 1949. After 14 years Altmans went out of business. In 1963  Earl and his wife Shirley started Greens Feed and Seed on Washington Street where the Greyhound bus terminal sets today.  Green's was at the Washington Street location until 1977.  It was then that urban renewal almost forced Earl to lock his doors. Having no place to go Earl being a Christian man did what all Christians do when faced with a problem, he prayed. The Lord answered his prayer when the B and O railroad called and offered him some land where the store now sets.   In 1992 the store expanded to the 15,000 square foot building we have today.
In 1998 the store was sold to Southern States and was under their corporate banner until 2001 when Earl bought the store back.  Now days you can find Earl with his son Mike and grandson Mike Jr  working hard to provide you with great customer service and the best products you will find anywhere.



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