Jack Hedin established Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables in the spring of 1997 and marketed its first vegetable crop that year. Since that time, the farm has continued to produce and distribute fresh market vegetables and small fruits. The farm produces on 250+ acres spread over 6 sites within an 8-mile radius of Rushford, MN. Featherstone has been certified organic for its entire history.
Jack has used the Local Producer Loan funds to purchase equipment, including a forklift, refrigeration, and coolers. This has allowed them to increase their crop quality, predictability, and efficiency.