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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 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


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


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


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