Hidden in plain sight, the Fletcher Supply Company (aka the Feed & Seed) has sat on the main road of Fletcher, NC for over ninety-four years. Originally built in 1919, the Fletcher Supply Company served the surrounding area for many years until it was edged out of business by large corporate retailers. Spotting the vacant building, Pastor Phillip Trees approached owner Harry Thomas, Sr. with the idea of using the building to house his congregation and hosting bluegrass venues in 2007. Pastor Phillip, along with his wife, Amy, their family and the congregation, restored the building through their hard work and donations from the community.
It was in this latest incarnation that April Janow discovered the Feed & Seed, while working in Asheville, NC. In her daily commute to the office, she admired the architecture of the building, and on weekends, the crowds and music that were going on inside. A year later, April was able to actually go to a Saturday night show, and enjoyed seeing the fun that was being had by everyone. She met Pastor Trees that night, and the next day, asked if he was interested in participating in a documentary about the Feed & Seed. Two weeks later, filming began and both April and Dax Cuesta of (sic) Films, LLC, started filming.
Both April and Dax felt that the ambiance of the Feed & Seed was reminiscent of years gone by. Here is a community that would come together to listen to music, dance, see friends and enjoy a night out. The setting of the Feed & Seed is so special that it's almost as if time has stood still.
At The Feed & Seed covers some of the lively history of the Fletcher Supply Company, a typical Saturday night with bluegrass music and clogging, and the Feed & Seed church services on a Sunday morning.