Blackbird Organics

Is owned and operated by Kagen Dewey and Elise Magnant. Kagen and Elise have been farming in Plainfield since 2018 on leased land at Littlewood Farm. With the addition of our very own farm property on Maple Hill in 2023, we are excited to make Plainfield/Marshfield our permanent home and continue supplying healthy produce to our community.

We aim to grow our produce with ecological mindfulness, while also providing a good living for ourselves and our employees. We utilize cover cropping and regionally sourced manure to feed our soil and strategic crop rotations/ co-plantings for managing pests and disease. We strive to see our farm from a holistic perspective, with our food production and selves as part of the ecosystem. Future plans for our farm include on-farm nutrient management utilizing laying chickens and food scraps. Other plans include developing our new CSA offering and doing some on farm sales of strawberries and sweet corn. We certify our crops Through Vermont Organic Farmers and with the Real Organic Project. Check out the newsletter/blog page for more on what the heck we are doing out there in the field!

Letting cilantro go to flower creates abundant insect habitat in our crop fields.

Terra: Our all-natural pest control supervisor.

Looking out over freshly plowed loam at our new property.

Long time farm friend and neighbor Ellen!

Elise and Kagen trellising cherry tomatoes.

Zoe and Becca on the transplanter.