With our original roots put down in 1888, we boast more than a century of service to local pet owners, farmers, ranchers, and gardeners. When visiting our retail store, located in the historic Buchanan Cellers Mill building in McMinnville, customers browse among historic relics original to the mill, walk on beautiful worn wood plank floors, and stroll under huge salvaged fir beams. Every time someone shops with us, it’s more than another errand; it’s a step back in time and a chance to explore firsthand a part of our community’s treasured history.
Buchanan-Cellers is both a retail store and wholesale distributor. With a variety of trusted proprietary brands in our Beaver Brand product line, we supply anyone from the dog owner to the largest ranch. We specialize in the whole spectrum of commercial feed, food, and fare for pets, livestock, and wild birds. We also offer gardening and farm supplies.
Our business has been locally owned and operated by the Legard family since 1977. We are deeply committed to serving our customers, preserving the history of McMinnville, and giving back to our community.
As a family-owned and operated business, we have deep roots in our community. We know that supporting local organizations not only elevates the good work they do, it has a snowball effect, making the lives of our staff, their families, and the entire community better.
Buchanan-Cellers is committed to giving back to our community by supporting local organizations, especially those focused on agriculture, animals, children, and education like area FFA clubs, Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society, Juliette’s House, YCAP, Linfield Garden, McMinnville Education Foundation, McMinnville Grad Night, and local PTAs, to name a few.
From direct donations, promotional ‘give backs,’ and discount programs, Buchanan-Cellers is honored to support local organizations.
We are proud to offer a selection of high-quality commercial feed brands. Our Beaver Brand private label includes: Beaver Brand Feeds, Equi-Lux, Nutri-Lux, and Buchanan-Cellers Granary Co. Wild Bird Seed. These blends of animal feed and supplements support the immune system and help improve production outcomes. If you’d like to learn more about the products we offer, don’t forget to check out our store, and you can always contact us here.
Our employees are more than just staff, they are our family. With an average length of service of over 12 years, our employees are knowledgeable and hard-working. We have a multi-generational staff that goes beyond Jerry and Jay as father and son. Eight other staff members are related to at least one other employee!
After years of hard work by Margaret Legard and countless others, the Buchanan Cellers Mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. We are proud to be one of McMinnville’s historic buildings and to provide a connection to the proud history of McMinnville and Yamhill County.
Here is an excerpt from the National Parks Service description of Buchanan Cellars Mill from the 2012 dedication: “Outside of the historic downtown district, the Buchanan Cellers Mill, constructed in 1888, is one of McMinnville’s oldest industrial/commercial buildings and one of only a handful of tangible reminders of the City’s agricultural beginnings, specifically that a flour-milling business once flourished in McMinnville. Indeed the building is the last remaining, intact flour-mill building within the city limits. The building’s status as an anchor of McMinnville’s original industrial district has persisted as it now anchors the area (the Granary District) currently recognized for its commitment to locally owned and operated commercial, industrial, and agricultural businesses.
As the city’s sole remaining flour mill building, the continued presence of this building solidifies a piece of McMinnville’s past amidst a changing economy and streetscape. The old flour-mill building looms tall in northeast McMinnville, its presence a comfort and constant. While change is imminent and guaranteed, the preservation of McMinnville’s only remaining flour mill building is an essential link between the agricultural past and the emerging future.”
For access to the entirety of the National Register of Historic Places Application for Buchanan Cellers Mill, Click Here.