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About Scott Valley Feed
In the late 1930's, J.J. and May Burger opened and operated the Scott Valley Feed Co. in a building in "downtown" Greenview. Eggs were a large part of their business at that time. They bought eggs from their customers to sell retail and to other wholesale outlets.
Carl Craig and Harvey Palmer bought the business in 1947 but, wanted to concentrate more on their well-drilling business, sold Scott Valley Feed Co. to Otto and Maida Brogger in November of 1949.
When Highway 3 was completed in 1956, bypassing Greenview, the Broggers acquired land next to the new highway and built the present location. They opened the doors on January 2, 1959. The Broggers then expanded their feed, seed, and farm supplies by adding nursery stock, fruit and shade trees, indoor and bedding plants, along with garden and gift items. Maida's talent can still be seen in the store on the handmade "GARDEN & GIFTS" cedar signboard she made with letters formed from pine branches. Otto, as secretary of the Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce since its foundation, did much of the Chamber's work in the store along with his feed business.
Carl and Tory Austin bought the Scott Valley Feed Store from Otto and Maida Brogger when the Broggers retired from the feed business in 1975. The Austins added another department - the "Craft Corral", featuring art and craft supplies. Their son, Benny, added the tack department and his wife, Kathy, enlarged the nursery stock, adding ground cover and perennials.
As Scott Valley Feed neared the half-century mark in 1989, Carl and Tory turned the reins over to son Benny. He and Kathy have again expanded the nursery to a full garden center and are waiting to serve you.
Next time you're driving between Etna and Fort Jones, stop in at Scott Valley Feed and see what is new!