What’s Project F.A.R.M.® ?
F.A.R.M. stands for First-class American Rural Made, and it’s a project that was conceived here, at my farm. As rural communities fade and farmers continue to disappear from our landscape, we decided something must be done to support those struggling to maintain their rural lifestyle. That’s where PROJECT F.A.R.M. comes in.
Rural America is full of unsung crafters — hard-working men and women, young and old, who deserve their fair share and find it hard, if not impossible, to compete in today’s marketplace. To that end, many of the products we sell on our website, or in stores “come with a face” — you can “meet” or “get to know” the person behind the product. As the concept grows and you see our PROJECT F.A.R.M. label on more and more products nationwide, you’ll know you’re supporting rural people like Miss Wilma and Friends, of Kentucky (who boasts she has burned up seven sewing machines making pillows for us), or the women of rural Idaho who sew our “Farmgirl at Heart” tote bags, or the people of Shiner, Texas who fabricate the products in our wireline.
How big is too big? Using our rural area as a guide, we came up with a standard for defining rural that incorporates something familiar to almost everyone — stoplights! Any locale that has less than 40 stoplights is rural in our book. As we add more artisans to our project, you’ll see our PROJECT F.A.R.M. “stoplight code” popping up more and more. If you’d like to read the guidelines in full, or find out what’s required to submit a product for certification, click here.
- Kaspar Wire Works, Shiner, Texas
- Framing Our Community, Elk City, Idaho
- A Few Good Bananas, Mary Beth Withey, Jordan, New York
hats, ear warmers, mittens, fingerless gloves and other miscellaneous items from a mix of new and re-claimed materials
- Bags of a Feather, Wendy Morse, Blandford, Massachusetts
nature-themed zipper pouches, tote bags, Kindle covers, coasters, and other fabric creations
- Bizzy Lizzy by Heidi Perry, Oakesdale, Washington
- Black Canyon Restorations, Emmett, Idaho
home décor made with vintage tin
- Broomcorn Johnny’s, Nashville, Indiana
artisan handcrafted shaker style brooms
- Carolyn’s Natural Soap, Perry, Kansas
farmmade milk-based soaps
- Chicken Armor, Conifer, Colorado
protect your hens with cheap, effective poultry saddles/aprons
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- Clothespin Queen, Jeannie J., Bastrop, Texas
Vintage inspired line drying. Beautiful hand made lidded clothespin bags with a wire frame — just like grandma had.
- Country Kitchen Linens, Jill Schrader, Kootenai County, Idaho
classic, whimsical, country, and lodge-style kitchen linens to show off your personal taste; plus a few odds & ends. Special orders welcome!
- DB Sewing Designs, Dawn Baker, Fon du Lac, Wisconsin
quality, vintage-design garments made from re-purposed, vintage linens
- Dear Prudence Lollibags, Prudence Rapozo, Big Lake, Minnesota
handsewn “lollibags” and handmade charm bracelets
- Del Jardin, Amy Vickers, Cherokee, Texas
specializes in Rich Herbal Cream and other luxurious products, made with home grown ingredients
- Forgotten Way Farms, Daniel & Abby Jo Vanhoutan, Blanchard, Idaho
revisit the old ways with hand crafted campfire cookers and drying racks
- Fulton & Co., Sarah Fulton, Los Angeles, California
handcrafted ceramic buttons
- GirlyAprons.com, Michelle Davenport, Jasper, Georgia
why, girly aprons, of course!
- HandCandyMittens.com, Charlotte Reid Besaw, Mannsville, New York
mittens, hats, and scarves made from recycled sweaters and other materials
- Heather’s Handmade Soap, Heather Coffel, Lookingglass, Oregon
handmade soaps and lotion bars
- Homestead Drying Racks, Mark & Erin Harrison, Shawano, Wisconsin
drying racks to meet all your homestead and laundry needs
- Honey Bee Holistics, Melissa Carr, Concrete, Washington
handmade soaps, herbals, and cleaners
- Hopefully Romantic, Katherine Marcoccia, Sonora, California
beautifully handmade accessories for weddings and special occasions, lovingly created using quality fabrics, laces and embellishments to provide keepsake quality items
- JenSun Art, Jenifer Sundrla, Friendswood, Texas
Coastal and inspirational prints and artwork for your home by Jenifer Sundrla.
- JSS Shepherd, Jackie, Sierra & Sonora Shepherd, South Dakota
Romantic Cute and Funny Handmade cards. Special orders welcome.
- Kai Organic Tea, Rebekah Alexander, Deary, Idaho
superb USDA Organic loose-leaf tea imported from tea gardens in the most pristine growing regions of the world, made according to traditional artisanal practices using organic cultivation and Fair Trade standards
- La Mia Designs, Stephanie DeJoseph, Gabriels, New York
handcrafted, eco-conscious fashion accessories and home accents, and interior design
- Homestead Burlap’s, Lindy Winchester, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
custom and unique floral arrangements for weddings and home décor
- Louise’s Country Closet, Amanda Schmitz, Garrison, Minnesota
home to hen saddles and diapers for chickens and ducks; custom printing services for just about any product; plus, a host of pre-designed totes, key chains, mouse pads, coasters, iPhone & iPad covers, and more
- Maggie Anderson, Glencliff, New Hampshire.
hand-crocheted, miniature teddy bears;
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- Maple Ridge Soaps, Lana Bush, Bracken County, Kentucky
handmade soaps and soap gift baskets
- Marvin’s Garden, Marvin & Robin Blitchok, Linden, Michigan
decorative furnishings for residential and commercial needs; unique railings for the home and garden; custom iron trellises, arbors and ornaments.
- Mary Ann’s Gourmet Bean Soup, Seasoning & Dip Mixes, Wendi Lankister, Glenrock, Wyoming
gourmet bean soup, seasoning & dip mixes
- Miss Wilma & Friends, Knob Lick, Kentucky
- Nature Maiden Soap & Candle, Connie McCaffery, Cutchogue, New York
handcrafted soaps made with natural butters and oils, and other bath & body products
- Orchard Farm, Kate Jaeckel, Moscow, Idaho
artisan soaps, lotion bars and salves
- Poor Orphan Creamery, Lark Gilmer, Laurin, Montana
Handcrafted cheese from the ground up, Big Sky down, and inside out.
- Rocking GT Designs, Glen, Tammy and Austin Trayer, Northern Idaho
traditional-style mortise & tenon furniture, hand-forged metal art, horseshoe art, soy candles, goat milk soaps, and more...
- Small Fries, Elma, Washington
handmade children’s clothing
- Saverine Creek Heirlooms, Deb Groat, Rhodes, Michigan
artisan jewelry from Michigan-grown organic heirloom seeds
- Sunflower Herbals, Lena Shandor, Hurricane, West Virginia
handmade herbal bath, body, and aromatherapy products
- The Speckled Swan, Katherine Nordone, Ringgold, Georgia
handspun and handplied art yarn, crocheted garments, mahogany bowls, fashion scarves, doll clothing, quality gift items, spa gifts
- Spoonfoolery by Dick Warwick, Oakesdale, Washington
earrings, decorative figurines, wind chimes — all from salvaged sterling silver eating utensils
- Steel My Art, Diana and Les Rasmusson, Sams Valley, Oregon
home-designed, cut and finished metal art
- Sumptuous Soaps, Kathleen Tetzlaff, Pullman, Washington
pure, natural, handmade soaps and lip balms
- Sunflower Sundries, Mount Olivet, Kentucky
- Tail Spin Farm, Renee McCausey, Saint Johns, Michigan
Angora rabbits, Pygora goats and alpacas; and fiber, yarns and other products made from their luxury fibers
- Thankful Sage Farm School, Nichole Gerding, Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
artisan soaps, candles, and old good things
- Vintage Charm, Elaine Tolson, Chewelah, Washington
vintage-style charms and ornaments; art retreats and workshops