farm·​stead | \ ˈfärm-ˌsted How to pronounce farmstead (audio) \

Definition of farmstead

: the buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm broadly : a farm with its buildings

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Examples of farmstead in a Sentence

many of the area's proud, old farmsteads have been bulldozed by developers to make way for condominiums
Recent Examples on the Web Old Germantown, which opened its farmstead cafe and sausage shop in November 2020, will now feature a brewery. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Mar. 2022 The demonstration includes a tour of the farmstead and its pollinator garden. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2022 The farmstead is now a museum dedicated to depicting farm life in the 18th century and into the 20th century. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 The Schmitz family's story began in the late 1960s when LeRoy juggled a factory job with farming, eventually building a small dairy herd and moving to a 210-acre farmstead. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Nov. 2021 On the farmstead where Allen grew up in Firebaugh, Calif., a small community about 40 miles northwest of Fresno, his family has long nurtured cantaloupe, cotton and wheat — and, more recently, pistachios. New York Times, 23 Sep. 2021 The restoration project, completed in 2018, included the wash house, root cellar, curing shed, and other workspaces that supported daily life on the farmstead on Kearney Street. Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2021 The Bergses' gardens are on a 15-acre farmstead where rose gardens surround a circa 1900 farmhouse. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2021 Reachable on foot or by bike from the main property, this former 18th-century farmstead dairy is now home to 17 stylish rooms, with two swimming pools and an all-day kitchen. Maresa Manara, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of farmstead

1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of farmstead was in 1743

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20 Apr 2022

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“Farmstead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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