Life in the rural areas of Yamhill County can present challenges to many when it comes to conveniences and central shopping. For the lives of our many farmers and rural home owners, they simply don’t have the time to race around trying to shop the best price/quality options available, but guess what, they don’t have to!
Serving rural customers for three generations Wilco is the largest agricultural supply cooperative in the Pacific Northwest. With over 3000 grower-members and over 100,000 customers, Wilco’s been in business with Retail Farm Stores, Bulk Fuel Services, and Agronomy services since 1967. A farm cooperative with four divisions: agriculture supply, petroleum, hazelnut division, and farm stores.
The original store was founded in the 1930s—today it is a growing enterprise built for efficient expansion. Competing with the big box the farm stores serve the general public and members with their five signature departments.
Wilco has a strong commitment to the Wilco Core Values and local communities. Wilco serves consumers as well as growers through 25 locations including 17 Farm Stores carrying everything from fencing and feed to pet supplies and work clothing. Wilco’s full-service agronomy centers serve major grower/farmers in the northwest with consulting services, crop protection, and crop nutrients through a team of highly skilled full-time agronomists.
Our local Newberg Wilco store opened in the late 1990’s and moved to their present location in 2007. Here is a store that gives the feel of a major retail hardware store but also services the full needs of farmers with a full line of work clothing, boots an outdoor gear for both men and women. Store manager Will Curley is quick to point out they are not a fashion boutique shop but they do carry fashionable boots for women.
Unlike the hardware stores, they sell fasteners by the pound and not per item. They focus on quality products and exceptional service. They provide a full delivery service for those items which you are unable to transport yourself. Along with the supplies you would expect from a farmers supply depot, they also carry truck accessories, chicken coops, home & outdoor specialties including BBQ grills, air conditioners, power tools, mowers, blowers, chainsaws, trimmers, canning supplies, seasonal plants, and a full line of pet products including all natural grain free pet food and supplies.
They have their very own Pet Grooming Shop, where you can drop off your pet for a full grooming experience while you’re at work. They presently have 4 groomers on site and this department is steadily growing. They are continually training new employees for area stores while adding to their own staff. Will said this is an area that is constantly evolving.
With their core values being: Quality- Respect- Accountability- Teamwork- Community and Integrity, each employee embraces these as their very own and work to serve their patrons.
This Newberg store provides employment for 38 lucky people and offers a family feel atmosphere which is very inviting to their patrons. They also enjoy special seasonal promotions including their special Canning Event coming up September 9,10 and 11th. You will have the opportunity to purchase case lots of produce including but not limited to pears, peaches, poppies, apples etc. November brings special savings at their Black Friday event and they also have a “Rewards” program that works similarly to Fred Meyer’s. One of their favorite events is Christmas, along with their sales of trees, they have a full service “Flocking Department” that specializes in making that tree more Christmassy.
Needless to say if you’re a farmer you probably know this place as your go to supplier, for all others, especially pet owners, you owe it to yourself and your pet to visit this store and explore the opportunities that await you.
Store Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:00-8:00 Sunday: 9:00- 6:00
2300 East Hancock St. Newberg, OR 97132 503.537.2659