Kim Porch and her father Jerry File, have been painting for years. Jerry was a pastor for 50 years and has taken up oil painting in his retired years. Kim has followed in his footprints. Jerry and Kim both do commission paintings. Kim's inspiration for The Yellow Feather came from owning a similar retail store down in a small town Learned, MS. She sold Mississippi artisan and crafted merchandise. Kim has had a vision for The Yellow Feather for some time now and as she put it, "the stars had to align". She credits God's hand being in this new adventure, bring her together with two other friends. Leah Pinnix and Tera Stegall. The modern mercantile is located in the Old Ford Motor Company in Raymond. The building now registered with the Department of Archives and History and a part of the Blues Trails of Mississippi.
The eclectic store specializes in apothecary plants, gardening items, specialty gifts, candles and much more. The Yellow Feather is a part of a much bigger experience called The Raymond Venue.
What Makes Our Products Great?
The Yellow Feather is part of an experience. The Raymond Venue encompasses all of the small town Raymond MS. There is history, art, music, fellowship and celebrations that surround this small venue. This experience is classic with a modern flare.
What makes us most proud of producing Genuine MS products?
Mississippi is the best kept secret. We want to promote and celebrate moving forward in our town and in our state. We are all service minded people and want to serve our community on a larger scale. We want to bring people together and give them the comfort of community.
How does buying Genuine MS products make a difference here in Mississippi?
Coming from a wide range of professional backgrounds, we have realized that community is essential in business. Our passion is bringing people together to build and strengthen our communities and our state. Raymond is the best kept secret too and has so much to offer and we celebrate that everyday by bring something positive and uplifting.
Why should people seek out and buy Genuine MS products?
Mississippi, The Raymond and The Yellow Feather along with all Mississippi producers genuinely offer greatness. We offer a since of belonging and comfort. Everyone should seek out Mississippi products because you get a "down-home" good feeling while support the locals and economies that need it.