We visited with Joshua and Ashley at Quail Feather Farms last week and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. I have never met a more enthusiastic and dedicated pair in my life. What they have accomplished in a short time is stunning, and their plans are encouraging and exciting.lely raise a wide array of seasonal vegetables. The harvests have been small these first few seasons as they work to manage their operation carefully to maximize the quality of their production rather than quantity.
As we walked around the property which is currently producing lots of greens and lettuces, we discussed their plants for their seasonal production this year and their marketing aspirations. Along with their support of both the Wolfforth Farmers Market and the Downtown Farmers Market, they are actively marketing their produce to local restauranteurs. A small CSA is in the launch phase, and more information about shares in the CSA is available on their Facebook feed.
To diversify their operation, the two are also supplying local florists with some cut flowers. They have found a way to incorporate the benefits of companion planting and leverage it into a viable marketing strategy. Also, it makes for a visually appealing landscape on a working farm.
Quail Feather farms is also giving back to the community that supports them. Their involvement with the South Plains Hunger Solutions project, the Dream Center community garden and Ogalla Commons is a testament to their belief that the Local Food Net is a key element in providing healthy and nutritious food to the South Plains.
Joshua and Ashely have a bright future in the Lubbock Area. They are planning well and executing carefully to build a sustainable operation that will continue to grow to provide the West Texas region with another source of nutrient dense food at reasonable prices. We look forward to watching them grow and expand.
Show your Support
Please look for Quail Feather Farms at the Wolforth Farmers Market and the Downtown Farmers Market and support them with your purchases and your encouragement. Contact them on their Facebook feed for more information.