This is the LocallyGrown site for Stillwater Valley Farm, located between 3 and 4 miles outside the Jamestown limits. Pickup is on Saturdays on the farm from 9:00 AM til 7:00 PM.
All products seen here are also available on-farm without appointment or pre-ordering. For this site, we add a small fee to each item to cover the percentage that LocallyGrown takes out. On-farm purchases are not subject to this!
Condensed Mission Statement:
We think that the food system is seriously broken, and the manner in which it misleads consumers is disturbed at best.
Some people have come around to the idea of organic, chemical-free, or ‘natural’, healthful food. Because of this, many food manufacturers or processors have taken to abusing various terms to make their products appear better than they really are. You are given pictures of picturesque farms when the reality is more akin to a factory. You can easily find find ‘all natural’ stickered on ground beef that was raised in a feedlot, injected with drugs, and mixed with the meat of hundreds of other cows (and this mix may very well have been treated with ammonia, done to reduce its enormous bacterial load, before getting to you). You will find ‘cage free’ plastered on eggs that were laid by hens packed thousands to a house, never let outside and left with only a few square feet of space each.
We started out by simply trying to grow and feed ourselves as much of our own whole, nutritious food as we could. While we know that we alone cannot feed the world, we do our best to promote support of local agriculture and community, and we also supply our family and friends with healthful alternatives to grocery store products. We welcome those with questions, and thank everyone that has given us a shot or supported us so far in the beginnings of this journey. Even if you do not buy from us, please support your local farms and economy! They are lost without you.