When a store is named after a chicken farm, a bit of whimsy is expected when customers step inside the door.
Chicken Holler, founded in 1977 by Carl and Pat Odom, is a family owned and operated store that caters to gardeners and homeowners throughout Farmington and Washington County.
Now owned by youngest daughter Carla and her husband Jimmy Gibson since 1988, the store provides bulk garden seeds and bedding plants grown in its own greenhouses to the avid gardener.
“We specialize in many varieties of tomatoes and peppers in the spring,” Jimmy Gibson said. “In the nursery you’ll find Stark Brothers’ fruit trees, roses, lawn trees, shrubs and perennials as well as spring flowering bedding plants and hanging baskets.”
Homeowners can find a wide selection of wood stoves, fireplace inserts, wood furnaces and gas stoves, along with all the piping required to install them.
“Just a few days after opening, three businessmen from town who knew Carl stopped by to see how the store was doing. They looked around, talked a while, and, before they left, they told Carl the business wouldn’t last six months,” Gibson said. “Well, I guess they were wrong.”
Gibson said strong support from Arvest Bank has helped Chicken Holler continue to prove those businessmen wrong since 1977.
“They have always been upfront and helpful with me. It is nice to know they are hometown people who will be there if you have a problem,” Gibson said. “It’s always better to do business with hometown people.”
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