For over 130 years, Higbie Farm Supplies in North Chili, NY has been offering everything from pet supplies to grass seed and everything in between. We are dedicated to continuing our legacy of treating people the way we would like to be treated, while meeting all of their farm, pet, and various additional needs.
We are a family run business that takes pride in offering great customer service. Given the chance we will do whatever it takes to earn your business. The store is pet friendly so please bring in your four legged friends! Our knowledgeable, caring, and friendly staff is here to help you with all your pet, home, farm, and garden needs. We care about our customers and their family and will do everything possible to ensure a great experience while shopping with us here at Higbies, your family fun store and the best kept secret in North Chili.
Higbie’s is not a relic of the past but an example of a successful fourth generation family business. Each generation has offered goods and services to the customer that reflects this area’s change from an economy based on agriculture to a more suburban lifestyle.
Sid Higbie and Fred Harris became partners in the 1930s when they established an outlet for the local farmers. They stored the local produce before it was shipped by rail to New York City. Grandpa Harris remembers when Union Street was a dirt road. Herds of horses would be guided to the corral located in the field south of Higbie. There they would be loaded onto box cars and shipped to New York City to be used for pulling carriages. When the train station was dismantled, Higbie’s became a grain mill operation.
Since 1990, Rob Harris has expanded the mill operation to include the production of wild bird seed, as well as feed for any pet imaginable, from a Labrador to a Llama. Throughout the years, Higbie’s has also remained a supplier of coal and wood pellets for heating your home. Higbie has its own grass seed blends and fertilizer for the Rochester area as well as split rail fencing. However, the interior of the 1,100 square foot retail store is always changing.
Every available space is maximized, yet the interior is charming and well organized. Lovely bird feeders hang from the ceiling, and the store is divided into bird, dog, horse, and rabbit aisles. Higbie’s carries merchandise ranging from sensible barnyard boots to unique gift items. Higbies provides a unique old fashioned shopping experience.
For more information about our store and products, stop in and see us today!