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In the News

Check out a few of the places in the news that have given a shoutout to our stores!

Hawthorne celebrates Chicktopia on March 9th

CBS8

Hawthorne Country Store hosts its annual spring Chick Day on Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Escondido, Fallbrook, and Santee. This complimentary annual celebration will host more than 100 varieties of baby poultry; the event is a great way to learn about raising your own personal backyard flock. Hundreds of families typically attend each year.

Flocktoberfest Is Back At Hawthorne For Its 20th Year!

There San Diego & East County Magazine

“Flocktoberfest is upon us and Hawthorne Country Store invites San Diegans to ‘Meet the Flockers,’ Saturday, October 7 at all three of its locations in Escondido, Fallbrook, and Santee.

Many families continue to enjoy a peek into the homesteading lifestyle through backyard chickens. Learning about these little peeps and bigger cluckers is enjoyable, educational and offers a glimpse into connecting with our food.”

Hawthorne Country Store Featured on Fox 5 San Diego

FOX 5

Kristina Audencial interviews Heather Thelen about tips and tricks on summer homesteading.

Hawthorne Country Store Featured on CBS8

CBS8

Heather Thelen talked about the benefit of owning your own chickens, what you need to have a flock of your own, and what will happen at Chick Day. Hawthorne Country store is hosting Chick Day on March 11th. 

Hawthorne Country Store Featured on Good Morning San Diego

KUSI News

Diane Tuazon visits Hawthorne Country Store in Escondido to learn more about how shoppers can spend their small business Saturday. 

Hawthorne Country Store to Celebrate Opening of Santee Location

Times of San Diego

The three-generation family owned and operated store’s Santee location opened in April 2020, during the heart of a global pandemic. Over a year later, they will commemorate their expansion with a community open house. 

Country Store opens number three in Santee despite pandemic

The Californian

Heather and Terry Thelen are on a mission to keep homesteading arts alive and thriving, so much so that they opened up a third branch of their family-run Hawthorne Country Store in …

Spring Gardening Tips on KSWB

FOX 5 KWSB-TV

Need some gardening tips for Spring? You’re in luck! Our own Heather Thelen hopped on San Diego’s Fox 5 News to dish out some helpful pointers for growing and maintaining your plants during the Spring season.

Hawthorne Country Store to host its annual Chicktopia Peep Show, March 6th

KUSI-TV

Hawthorne Country Store hosts its annual spring Chicktopia Peep Show on Saturday, March 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Escondido, Fallbrook and Santee. This annual celebration will host more …

Hawthorne Country Store Celebrates Chicktopia

Times of San Diego

Hawthorne Country Store will host its annual spring Chicktopia Peep Show on Saturday, March 6, featuring more than 100 varieties of baby poultry. The event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

A talk with Heather

Homestead Life | A podcast on Anchor

Heather is the owner of Hawthorne Country Store in southern California and in my opinion an expert in all things poultry. At her store and on her youtube channel is a vast amount of information and a love and joy for all things homesteading…

Breadmaking and canning for the holidays

CBS 8 KFMB

Hawthorne Country Store’s Heather Thelen joined Morning Extra Monday with a few tips from her kitchen.