Mountain Feed and Farm Supply
Jorah and Andi Roussopoulos
9550 Highway 9
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
Products: Geared toward the home arts of homesteading, harvesting and preserving, such as water tanks; greenhouse supplies; deer fencing; soil; soil amendments; compost; orchard ladders and troughs; picking bags; hay; animal bedding; erosion control products; poultry, veterinary and gardening supplies; beekeeping supplies and honey extractors; pet food, supplies and toys; organic and heirloom seeds; erosion control and cover crop seeds; locally produced candles; soaps and jewelry; grain mills; seed grinders; ice cream makers, soda makers; pasta makers; knives; cookware and dishware; sea salt, canning and pickling supplies, sauerkraut crocks, beer-, wine- and cider-making kits; dehydrators; juicers; olive and cherry pitters; cheese-, yogurt- and kefir-making kits and supplies; cultures; molds; sausage-makers; smokers; cookbooks; do-it-yourself books; a wide variety of fruit-bearing trees and plants; vegetable and herb starters and an apple cider press that is available as a rental.
History/Philosophy: Mountain Feed and Farm Supply was established in September 2004 as a sustainable-living convenience store on property that at various times over the years had housed a nursery, an ambulance station and a feed and pet supply store.
The husband-and-wife team of Jorah and Andi Roussopoulos initially envisioned the store as a way to make hard-to-find products available to the San Lorenzo Valley community. It began as a feed store. Then, the nursery was added. In 2007, the couple, who had been living on the property in a small building, moved off-site and turned their former residence into a gift store. The business has continued to grow, fueled by suggestions and requests by customers.
Currently consisting of five separate buildings located on more than an acre, Mountain Feed and Farm Supply employs 15 full-time staff with an additional four part-time employees brought on in the spring. The store’s success, growth and popularity have far exceeded any expectations the pair might have had when they decided to open what they hoped would come to be regarded one day as a country store.
“We like to say we’re a one-stop shop for critters and crops with an emphasis on ecologically sound and sustainable solutions,” Jorah said. “We pick up where other stores have left off.”