Country Road Farms

 

 The History of Country Road Farms....

From 1971 until the fall of 1980, owners Doug & Sue Hall were partners with Coy & Chris Melton in a business called Smoky Mountain Nursery &Garden Center.  In 1980, a four lane road expansion took the property, the business was dissolved, & the two couples went their separate ways.

Doug & Sue were able to acquire a piece of property from Sue's family to start their own business across the highway from the old location.

Country Road Farms opened for business March 1, 1981.  The business started with three buildings-- a    40' x 60' metal building, a 25' x 90' greenhouse, & the old Nursery Sales building (which had been moved from the old location).  Doug was going to run the nursery & garden center-- his goal was to sell some fertilizer & a few plants.  Sue was going to open her own beauty salon in the "re-located" building.  Needless to say, those plans started to change really fast as soon as the doors opened for the nursery & garden center!

It only took a few weeks to realize the business needed to grow!  Doug had so many customers looking for so many items that he didn't carry-- he had to expand into other products & many more plant materials.

The beauty shop got cancelled altogether before the equipment even came in!  Sue started helping Doug in the nursery & they never looked back!

God blessed the business, & it has really grown over the past thirty years!  Doug & Sue's son Brent Hall became the nursery manager & has led the business for many years.

Country Road Farms is now comprised of five acres of plants & greenhouses.  The main nursery sales building is 4,800 sq. ft. with a 60' x 60' glass greenhouse attached.  Twelve more greenhouses have been added & the plant sales area has been expanded several times.  A huge warehouse was also added to store bulky items like mulches, fertilizers, erosion control products, & bagged grass seeds.

The "re-located" beauty shop building is now another retail division of Country Road Farms, known as the Tack & Western Store....

Originally, Doug had the idea of selling horse trailers, tack, & western wear out of that building.  Being horse people, Doug & Sue always needed tack.  Their daughter-in-law Charmin Hall started helping Doug, selling saddles & horse trailers.  Charmin began to sell other "horsey" stuff such as work clothes, Carhartt, boots, & hats.  Before long, it was a full-blown tack & clothing store.  The store had growing pains & was remodeled several times to add more space, making it a rather large two story retail clothing space.  It was truly Charmin's store & the customers loved her very much!  Unfortunately, in 2007 Charmin was diagnosed with breast cancer.  After a hard fight, God took her home November 10, 2008.

Since then, the Tack & Western Store has rallied, adding many new lines of ladies & children's fashions, as well as an updated men's line.  It now has over 150 styles of mens, womens, & childrens boots!

 

 

                      Owners, Doug & Sue Hall