Even nine months after opening her farm supply store in Bowdon, owner Carmen Hopson continues to keep a regular pulse check of her community. Erion Farm and Ranch Supply located on the corner of Dot Road and Highway 100 in Bowdon has now been renamed Red Barn Farm Supply to match its iconic look.
Hopson aims to streamline her store’s name to its look to make it easier for potential customers to find it and recognize it as a potential landmark and destination, knowing full well that gas stations, grocery stores, and even trees serve more as road markers than street names to the locals.
However, the store’s character, charm, and staples that customers have frequented her business for will stay the same – with a few additions in the near future.
“I offer the same selections and hope to be adding more in the spring!” Hopson informs.
Red Barn Farm Supply offers everything from cattle panels to pine shavings to chick farming starter kits. Hopson opened her business in April 2023 and got off to a great start. She credits her neighbors and friends in helping her hit the ground running. As the first woman in her family to start her own business from scratch, Hopson has jumped through many hoops to create a farm store dedicated to her community. She routinely asks around about what people are needing to equip their farm or backyard garden for success, and the local market research has paid off. Click here to read her inspiring story.
Hopson hints that there will be some structural changes to the building this spring – so more to come soon!
You can visit Red Barn Farm Supply at 30 Dot Road in Bowdon, Georgia. The store is closed on Sundays but is open 8:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. Monday through Friday, and 8:00 A. M. to 2:00 P. M. on Saturdays. You can visit their Facebook here to stay updated!