“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 7am–12pm

Feather’s Farm online store

Beantree Cafe

Shorty’s Smokehouse

Harvest Market

Fresh Pasture Farms

Cafe on the Abbey

Contact us.

Betsy Jones




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More about our Farm

Farm Size

1/10th of an acre in high tunnels

2/10ths of an acre in the field

Flock Size

  • 350 laying hens


  • eggs
  • veggies
    • specialty: year-round lettuce
  • herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley)
  • cut flowers

Animal Feed

  • Chickens: on pasture April thru November
  • Chickens (in winter): in a shed with access to a large outside fenced area
  • Non-GMO feed is made weekly to ensure it is always fresh


  • Chickens: while on pasture, chickens are rotated weekly

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