Thursday, May 7, 2015

Local Love: Green Tails Market

Meet Ann and Paul, and shop dog, Chester, from Green Tails Market in Farmington, Connecticut.

"We have had our business for 3 years this month! Our inspiration? A love for pets, particularly our two goldens, and a desire to make eco-friendly pet products and natural, healthy foods more readily available to locals.

We are pet supply specializing in natural, earth friendly products, as well as high quality food and supplements. When selecting products for our store, we look for items that are local, regional, or American-made. We are always excited to find another small outfit like us who makes eco-friendly pet products. We also look for items that are recyclable, recycled, or upcycled. Products made from natural materials are also of interest to us.

It has been a challenge to maintain competitive pricing with online retailers and big box stores. It's also a challenge to maintain stock and variety with such a small space.

We've definitely been pleased and surprised at times with our customers' feeling of connection with us. Our first son was born in January and our customers were on the adventure with us in many ways. Throughout my pregnancy, we received so much support and kindness. We were surprised with how excited our customers were about the birth of our son, and how understanding they were with our limited hours that first week! We are very fortunate!

We are big supporters of pet adoption and rescue, as our store dog, Chester, is a rescue. We support local rescue groups through donation and we also host adoption events at our store. Our next adoption event with Dog Star Rescue is May 9th, and we will be posting details on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter."

784 Farmington Ave. in Farmington center 
(in front of the old Chucks steakhouse). 
(860) 678-7878

Monday through Friday
10:00 to 6:30

10:00 to 5:00 

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