A&D Birdseed started by a “wing and a prayer” in 1992 as a sideline to the Wyant Family’s farming business in Stayner, Ontario.
With growing interest, the retail store opened in 1994 and has now become a regular pit stop for many, especially for their famous farm fresh eggs. Their logo, “We’re one for the birds” stands true with the best bird seed around. They “pride themselves in mixes with absolutely no fillers,” says Allen Wyant. That means nothing is left on the ground to clean up except maybe some sunflower castings.
To find out what birds really like to eat, check out their website www.adbirdseed.com and click on their feeding guide. If you’re in the neighbourhood, drop by for a tour of their manufacturing plant. In 1996, an addition was added to the store almost doubling the size of what is now the corporate headquarters. The large feed tower that you see at the back of the store houses some of the various seed used in their mixes.
A&D birdseed specializes in custom bird mixes and ships anywhere in Canada and the U.S. You can also purchase hand-made bird or bat houses, feeders and handcrafted lawn furniture and ornaments; created by Allen and Dwayne. During the summer months, the farm offers a wide variety of organically grown produce that is very affordable!
By eating local, you’ll reduce the need for food travel, reducing emissions and pollution being released into the air. A locally grown produce means greater freshness and taste! In our modern age of food preservatives and additives, genetically altered crop and E.coli outbreaks, people are increasingly concerned about the quality and cleanliness of the foods they eat. Buying locally grown food makes sense for those who want more control over what they put into their bodies.
At A&D birdseed they make it simple for consumers by loading their freezers full of antibiotic free Canadian meat and homemade pies and desserts. Their honey is farmed in Stayner, and you’ll find a myriad of preserves and jams. A&D birdseed welcomes you to visit. Make a sound like a bird and enjoy a free sample of one of their premium bird mixes just for dropping by. To get there: 7535 #2, Stayner just past the highschool on the right. Ask for Dwayne or Allen!