Marshall Grain Company
Marshall Grain Company has been around since at least 1914 when O. L. Marshall was supplying feed and eggs to the city of Fort Worth from his downtown store.
Over the years, the business moved several times to different Fort Worth locations, including one in the stockyards. In 1946 C. B. Marshall built a store for feed and grain on East Lancaster Avenue, about 2 miles east of downtown, which served as its headquarters for over 70 years.
In March 2009 we opened our current location in Grapevine. The store has a large interior space for pet supplies and gardening products, plus and a greenhouse for weather-sensitive annuals, and a big outdoor area for trees, shrubs, and other larger plants. We think you’ll find the best selection available of native trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals, as well as vegetables and herbs for your kitchen garden.
In 2015, we launched our Landscape Services Division offering design and installation projects, drainage and irrigation services, hardscaping, and organic maintenance services. Currently the division serves Grapevine and its surrounding cities.
Today Marshall Grain Company is dedicated to making you a successful organic gardener. We believe that means delivering the best products and plants, along with personalized service across the spectrum of customer needs — from the “Do-It-Yourselfer” who’s seeking quick product advice, to the customer who wants full-scale landscape installation, to the homeowner with long-term maintenance needs. You can always count on Marshall Grain for the best expert advice on organic gardening.
Our Store Cats
Human beings need constant supervision — at least according to Marsha, Frosty and Callie! They take their duties as mouse catchers and store greeters very seriously. Marsha (also known as “The Empress”) truly enjoys the adoration of her fans. You can usually find her out in the store loudly greeting customers at the registers or prancing down the aisle demanding to be petted. Always talkative, she craves adoration from her many fans. Frostie and Callie are a bit more shy, preferring the quite of the back office, or the solitude of a far corner in the nursery. Nevertheless, they’re always ready to volunteer as taste testers for treats and foods, all three relish their jobs as cat toy testers!
COMMUNITY EFFORTS WE SUPPORT
Marshall Grain promotes environmentally responsible, sustainable gardening and landscaping practices through our own public education programs and through partnerships with relevant non-profit organizations. A few of the organizations we support include: NatureReach, Keep Grapevine Beautiful “Sustain the Vine” program, Million Pollinator Gardens, Texas WaterSmart Coalition, Friends of Tandy Hills Nature Area, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and many others.
Marshall Grain also supports various local animal welfare organizations with adoption events, fundraisers, and monetary and in-kind donations, including the Humane Society of North Texas, North Texas Pet Food Pantry, DFW Pug Rescue, North Texas Bassett Hound Rescue, Texas Siamese Cat Rescue, and others.
Marshall Grain Giving Tree
In 2015 we launch our Christmas “Giving Tree,” a joint effort organized by local real estate agent Sharon McMillion of Coldwell Banker. Sharon set up the tree and provided the holiday ornaments. Each ornament named an item desperately needed by our chosen pet welfare organizations.
For 2016, the Giving Tree raised over $1215.46 worth of cash and in-kind donations — $200 more than 2015. Your generous contributions benefited the Humane Society of North Texas, the North Texas Pet Food Pantry, and DFW Pug Rescue. THANK YOU!!!
Bark to End Alzheimer's
Marshall Grain is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of Bark To End Alzheimer’s, a special dog-centered fund raising event held in conjunction with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. “Bark” is a fun way for you and your dog to help raise money in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Bark to End Alzheimer’s was conceived by our own Office Manager, Anne Shults, who’s mother died of Alzheimer’s a few years ago. Following her mother’s death, Anne formed a fund-raising team to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and in 2015, she launched Bark to End Alzheimer’s.
Training Special-Needs Youth
Marshall Grain participates in two adult transition programs, operated by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Grapevine-Colleyville school districts, respectively. These programs aim to prepare students with intellectual disabilities and autism for life after school by teaching them valuable job skills. Marshall Grain provides a supported work environment that allows students to gain real work experience and learn about job opportunities in our industry.
Bosley the Basset Visits Marshall Grain
Bosley the Basset, the official mascot of North Texas Basset Hound Rescue, visited Marshall Grain on North Texas Giving Day to thank us for our support of NTBHR. And we would like to thank Bosley and his crew for all they do to save basset hounds.