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Agrarian store to bring urban farming supplies to Indianapolis

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Andrew Brake (from left) and David Stuckert, two of the three partners in Agrarian, are shown moving a chicken coop across the street to the store, where it will be displayed. From canning to chicken coops, the store will have several products to help urban farmers. Photo by Doug McSchooler.

Agrarian Urban Homestead & Supply

By Whitney Smith
IndyStar
Aug 8, 2013

Excerpt:

While the store will sell supplies, including feed for birds, goats and chickens, there also will be boutique items like coop decor, terrariums and decorative containers for composting. Hanging on a handmade wooden ladder are vintage egg baskets that Collins has collected from flea markets and other locations.

“I think when you collect your own eggs, what you put them in is important, too,” Collins said.

The idea for the Agrarian boutique came from a conversation that Brake, who is also the founder of Nap Town Chickens, had with Collins, who also is a chicken owner. Stuckert, who is retired, met Brake because he knows how to build chicken coops and he’ll be helping Brake build them for the store.

“I’ve been telling people it’s half practical farming and the other half is boutique farming,” Brake said.

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