Meet Richard Thompson

Meet Richard Thompson

It’s an obssession

Princeton Farm Centre Ltd., is not just a farm centre, they offer all of the above to their clients, plus, a whole lot more.

When you walk through the doors of a farm centre, what is it that you would expect to be able to purchase? Equipment, farm supplies, feed, hay etcetera…

Princeton Farm Centre Ltd., is not just a farm centre, they offer all of the above to their clients, plus, a whole lot more.

Each year in the spring, a garden centre blooms within and in the front of the building. Seed, fertilizer, trees, bushes, shrubbery, annual vegetables and plants become available. Items like soil and houseplants are available year round.

The centre is a local distributor of pellets, perfect for those of you who heat your homes with a pellet stove. Unique gift items, hand crafted by local artists and handmade lawn and garden decorative items are also available for purchase.

As well as providing equine care products and feed, products and feed you require to care for your cats and dogs, Princeton Farm Centre is pleased to introduce their latest additions to the community.

Small pets and all you need to provide care and a home for them are now featured at the centre. Full of character cockatiels, canaries and zebra finches are the first type of birds brought in that are just waiting to keep you company and fill your home with colour and song. Stop in and check out the selection of hamsters and lizards and while you are there, take some time to visit the aquatics area and meet Princeton’s own “fish guy.”

With a lifetime of experience behind him, Richard Thompson, who has recently joined Cathi and Trish at the centre, is an enthusiastic authority on raising fish.

“It’s an obsession,” says Thompson with a giggle, “my wife Coreene wants kids and I want more fish tanks.” Thompson can teach you what you need to know in regards to your aquariums or terrariums and about the creatures you choose to become part of your family.  Princeton Farm Centre Ltd., offers their clients, a “buy, sell or trade” deal with the small pets portion of the store. Exotic aquatic products, live feed and livestock are brought in weekly and prices are comparable to larger centers.

The Princeton Farm Centre is also interested in providing clients with a monthly newsletter containing informative articles, tips, tricks, specials, coming events and more. Drop in at 309 Culbertson Way and have a chat with Thompson, or email your questions, comments and or requests to

Owner of West Coast Farm & Industrial Equipment and the Princeton Farm Centre Ltd., Scott Cerny extends his thanks to the community for the patronage and all the support received. Cerny welcomes any questions or comments you may have and can be reached directly at


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