Winter can be a great time as loved ones gather together and bask in the warmth of each other’s presence despite the cold weather. But winter might be a different experience for other members of your family – members like your beloved horses. So while you’re enjoying time by the fireplace and warm cider, don’t […]
About Big R
Bill and Pat Crabtree originated the Illinois Big R Stores in 1964 opening the first store in Watseka, Illinois. To date 20 stores have been opened in Illinois and Indiana; 2 stores in Ohio and 1 store in Wisconsin and we are still proud to be family-owned and operated.
Our 12 Illinois stores are located in Watseka, Gibson City, Danville, Tilton, Pontiac, Morris, Pekin, Washington, Rochelle, Homer Glen, Streator and McHenry. Our 8 Indiana stores are located in Warsaw, 2 locations in Elkhart, Rochester, Wabash, Crawfordsville, Michigan City, and Marion. Our 2 stores in Ohio are located in Lima and Findlay. And 1 location in Wisconsin in Burlington. The offices and warehouses for Big R remain in Watseka, IL.
Farm and Ranch store owners in the western states started the Big R brand name; they chose the name "Big R" to convey the "Ranch" identity. The Big R group is now comprised of 12 independent owners with store locations throughout the U.S. They all are members of Mid-States Distributing Company of St. Paul, MN. The Mid-States Coop has over 600 stores throughout the United States and Canada.
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Warning: This list of recipes might cause your mind to be blown away with all the innovative ways to cook leftover turkey. Other things that may happen: a slight obsession with turkey might start, your mouth might water throughout the day as you think about your leftovers and you might find yourself so comfortable and […]
On November 11th, we come together to honor those who have put their lives on the line to serve and protect the country we love: military veterans. With more than 21 million veterans currently living in the United States, it’s important to recognize their selfless service for our freedom and their bravery in the face […]
Every day on the farm is an adventure. There’s a lot of hard work and sweat involved. But there’s also a lot of good memories being made, especially when you’re on the farm with family. After the crops have been tended, the animals have been taken care of and the chores are done – it’s […]
Yes, Fall is a Great Time for Lawn Fertilization You’re probably thinking something along the lines of… “Fertilizing your lawn in fall? It’s going to snow in a couple months!!” Well, maybe it’s time to rethink what you know about lawncare. Fall is a great time to fertilize your lawn and has greater benefits than […]
If you’ve been dreaming about fall since July, then now is the time to rejoice! Bring out your best scarves, jump into a big pile of leaves, and, most importantly, pick out the roundest pumpkins from the harvest. Though there are so many reasons to love fall, the best reason might be that it’s pumpkin […]
Preparing for Opening Day Attention hunters! You’ve been patiently waiting for almost an entire year to put your ammo and decoys to good use again – and soon your patience will be rewarded. While there are still a few days left before opening day, time’s sure to fly by quickly and there are some very […]
Congratulations on your new bundle of furry joy! As the proud parent of a new puppy or kitten, you have your work cut out for you. Bringing in a new family member can be challenging but is very rewarding. Take great care of your puppy or kitten, and you’ll have a best friend for life! […]
Getting ready for the start of Deer or Duck Hunting season in Indiana? Whatever your game of choice may be, stay on track with this handy Indiana Hunting Schedule from Big R:
Getting ready for the start of Duck or Deer Hunting season in Illinois? Catch the game you’re looking for with this handy Illinois Hunting Schedule from Big R:
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