If you’ve ever driven by the vintage AGWAY sign on Youngs Avenue in Southold and wondered what is inside; the answer is EVERYTHING.
As we move into spring, there’s no better time than now to stop in.
What started as a farmer-owned cooperative to serve the agricultural needs of the northeast has grown into locally owned franchises that beat the big-box stores in nearly every category, but especially in customer service.
Each AGWAY carries a variety of gardening, pet, feed and agricultural supplies but with additional items geared toward local agricultural needs.
Herb Markers, $7.99 These metal stakes with painted illustrations will keep you organized as you plant the secret ingredient that kicks all your food up a notch: fresh herbs.
Seafood Compost, $7.99/cubic foot This Greenhouse Gold compost is made by composting assorted shellfish shell residue with softwood barks. Incorporating it into your garden will show results year over year.
Weed Barrier, $15.99, 3’x100’ Spend your weekends at the beach instead of weeding your garden. This weed barrier paper has a 10-year guarantee. Place over soil and seedlings to keep weeds at bay and your garden looking fresh. Works well in raised beds as well as landscaping.
Organic Potting Mix, $7.99/cubic foot Specifically blended for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this potting mix keeps your plants fed for up to 3 months and promotes positive microbial activity to keep plants happy.
Raised Plant Bed, $259.99 Measuring 34”x48,” this raised wooden plant bed is perfect for anyone looking to dabble into raising their own veggies without the labor required to build a custom bed.
Organic Seeds, starting at $3.49 Whether looking for veggie, flowers, or greenery, Agway has a seed selection for the novice to the most seasoned gardener.
Seminars Thinking of raising chickens at home? Need advice on what perennials grow well on the North Fork or how to maintain an organic garden? Chick’s offers a variety of seminars, advertised on their website and Facebook page, for all of your needs and passion projects. chicksagway.com, 1705 Youngs Ave., Southold
Kids’ Gardening Gloves, $6.99 Make it a family affair by getting the kids involved. Made with 23% recycled plastic water bottles, these gloves will keep the kids busy while they’re “helping” you. Mud pies not included.