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What is a Tobacco Stick?

From the beginning of farming in the United States up until about the 1980s, tobacco was a very important cash crop on farms throughout the nation.

Tobacco sticks were made from saplings, or fallen trees which were split and hand-hewn into the many tobacco sticks needed to hang and dry tobacco during the harvest each season.

After the 1980s when most farms took buyouts to stop growing tobacco, many old tobacco barns filled with thousands of tobacco sticks sat vacant. The stick, pieces of history from farming families, were left to rot, burnt for kindling, or used to stake plants in the garden. Now that tobacco farming is all but extinct, tobacco sticks are now obsolete.

One of the many ways we set out to preserve the history of our farm, and share it with our community, is through education about these once important farming tools. We have set out to create many household items and decor from the tobacco sticks used on our farm for 3 generations from the 1930s-80s.

From our Tobacco Stick Trays, to caddies and planters, you can have your very own piece of American Farm History in your home as an item your family can treasure for years to come!

You can shop all of our Tobacco Stick items in-person at the Field Market and the Vintage Christmas Market! The Field Market will run the 2nd + 4th Saturday June through November 9am-1pm in 2023, and the Vintage Christmas Market will run 12/2 + 12/9 2pm-6pm. Find out more information here!

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