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FoxFarm Distribution Change – Effective Immediately

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                          August 7, 2018   Contact: Mike Griggs Jr. – President   Andrew Hosford – Executive Vice President/COO   Willits California— Sparetime Supply Distribution, northern California’s leading family-owned distributor of gardening products and FoxFarm Soil and Fertilizer Company, one of the largest nationally recognized family-owned companies dedicated to producing the… View Article

Sparetime & FoxFarm Partnering for Fire Relief

“This is truly one of the greatest if not the greatest tragedy that California has ever faced. The devastation is just unbelievable, it’s a horror that no one could have imagined.” – California Gov. Jerry Brown   On the night of October 8th, the worst firestorm in California history raged through communities in Sonoma, Napa,… View Article


Why should you use molasses in your garden? Molasses is a natural source of carbohydrates. Using it as a fertilizer provides plants with a quick boost of energy and encourages the growth of beneficial microorganisms creating greater natural fertility in a compost pile or good living soil. This allows the microflora to work in concert… View Article

History of our Logo

Sparetime opened our doors in 1983, but we didn’t have a logo until 1993. Before then we were just known as Sparetime. Mike Griggs Sr was known in this day as Temple; named from the rat in Charlotte’s Web. Through a series of events (that’s whole different story) he went from Temple to Mike the... View Article

New Website!

We are so happy to showcase our new website! We are excited about the new features of the website which will give a better user experience. Here are just a few of the features we’re rolling out. Find a Retailer At the top of our website we have a Find a Retailer function. This will… View Article


Ever wondered what perlite is or where it comes from? Us too! So, we decided to do a bit of research and what we found was awesome! FUN FACT: perlite is not a trade name, but a generic term for naturally occurring siliceous rock. Perlite is a form of volcanic glass; but don’t be fooled,… View Article