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Articles & Stories

A simple internet search will list literally hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, websites, radio interviews, some videos, and podcast episodes going back nearly 20 years all about the Gilfeather Turnip. You'll find hundreds of recipes, gardening tips for growing turnips, and seed vendors. We sell only the true Vermont Gilfeather Turnip seeds. (There are even more articles and info sources in the Wayback Machine.)


Here are just a few articles we've picked out from various years. (Links open as pdf files.) And, a free recipe.

Horticulture Magazine Nov. 1981

Rozanne Gold Nov. 2010

TODAY - Food  Feb. 2011


Vermont Public Nov. 2013

The Foodie Pilgrim Nov. 2014

The Commons Feb. 2015


The State Vegetable Bill H65 May 2016

Slow Food USA  Ark of Taste June 2016

Brattleboro Reformer Oct. 2016

State Symbols USA Vermont 2016

UpCountry Sept. 2017

Mother Earth Gardner Aug. 2018

The Granby Drummer May 2020

Happy Vermont Oct. 2021

The Charlotte News Nov. 2022

Olive & Thistle Nov. 2022

Free Recipe for Gilfeather Turnip Souffle

Old photos courtesy of Gilfeather Farm


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Felix and  Maria Gilfeather at the farmhouse on Gilfeather Farm, Wardsboro, Vermont.

Parents of John  Gilfeather.


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Farmer  John Gilfeather

Born: Jan. 16, 1865

Manchester, Vermont

Died: May 1, 1944

Wardsboro, Vermont (aged 79, never married)

Gravesite: Fairview Cemetery,  Wardsboro, Vermont


2019 Harvesting Gilfeather Turnips in  the fields at Gilfeather Farm, Wardsboro, Vermont.

Crystel Holden of Wardsboro and her history of the Gilfeather Family and Farm, 2017

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John Gilfeather new scan 600 dpi_edited.
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