Orchard Supply Farmers Co-Op was started in 1931 as a way for fruit orchard owners to pool their money and save on the equipment and supplies needed to take care of the many orchards in the area. It quickly grew and has become the goto hardware store for our neighborhood.
OSH has had a colorful history and has changed from a co-op, to being owned by Sears, IPO spun off, bankrupt and is now currently owned by Lowes, which has decided to keep it separate and focused on friendly customer service.
This part of our neighborhood is undergoing a huge transformation. The oldest of OSH's 91 stores the 1946 store is being replaced with a brand new store opening in 2014 right next door.