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Feather’s Farm LLC

“We go beyond organic practices to ensure our products are pure. No-herbicide, no-pesticide, no-synthetic fertilizer, and no-till.”

“Feather’s Farm is a small-local produce and egg farm located in Waterloo, IL. We never use pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic chemicals in their no-till produce production.”

“We raise our layer hens on pasture and non-GMO feed. We specialize in lettuce raised year round.”

Visit Our Farm!


Waterloo, IL 62298

Farm visits can be scheduled by emailing Betsy or by joining one of their scheduled farm tours. See below for contact info!

Shop with us.

Waterloo Farmers Market
100 Plaza, Waterloo IL 62298
Saturdays, May-October (7:00am–12:00pm)

Feather’s Farm online store

Beantree Cafe

Shorty’s Smokehouse

Harvest Market

Fresh Pasture Farms

Cafe on the Abbey

Contact us.

Betsy Jones
[email protected]

Facebook and Instagram

A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

1/10th of an acre in high tunnels

2/10ths of an acre in the field

Conservation Practices

  • Crop rotation
  • Cover crops
  • No-till
  • No synthetic chemicals
  • Drip irrigation
  • Integrated pest management
  • Pollinator enhancement plan

Additional Practices

  • Soil testing
  • Solar power onsite
  • Organic seeds

Herd Size

350 laying hens

Animal Feed

Chickens are on pasture April thru November. During the winter months they are in a shed with access to a large outside fenced area. They are feed a non-GMO made weekly to ensure it is always fresh.”


Chickens are rotated weekly


  • eggs
  • cucumbers
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • carrots
  • radishes
  • turnips
  • arugula
  • baby greens (mustard kale mizuna cress tatsoi)
  • spinach
  • chard
  • kale
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • peppers
  • squash
  • snap pea
  • kholrabi
  • fennel
  • scallions (bunching onions)
  • garlic
  • celery
  • celeriac
  • carrots
  • beets
  • onions
  • shallots
  • cabbage
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley)
  • cut flowers