Ozark Farmers' Market
Producing and Buying Local Food
The White River Group strongly supports growing and buying local food (as well as organic, fair trade, heirloom varieties, etc.) Buying locally supports agriculture in our area, and often means you get a product that is fresher and more nutritious. It also eliminates the air pollution from the transportation required to bring food into our areaoften from as far away as 1500 miles!
If youre concerned about climate change, however, and would really like to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, consider reducing your consumption of meat. A Carnegie Melon study found that the average American would benefit the planet more by being vegetarian one day per week than by switching to a totally local diet. And as the journalist who reported this in the Washington Post said, Heck, why not do both?
WRG has created this page to help our members and friends locate foods grown in our area, as well as plants and seeds and related services. Local food customers and vendors are welcome to suggest additional listings for this page by calling 581-8318 or send emails to email@example.com.
Area code is 417, unless otherwise indicated.
Da Barefoot Chef
Pauly and Amy
Uses local food whenever possible.
Stoney Acres Sheep Dairy
Pasture Nectar Farm
Welkerss Organic Berry Farm
Grow Your Own
Contact your local University of Missouri Extension Center for more information.
Seasons Harvest Eco-Farm
Larry & Carla Vogel
Natural Organic Mineral based Fertilizers and soil amendments. Classes in beekeeping, raised organic gardening, canning and even building your own small wind turbine.
Lawncare and Landscaping
Beautiful Days Landscaping
Bechard Family Farm
Our Shorthorn cows produce excellent meat, milk and cream for your family. They eat only fresh grass and clover from our rotated chemical-free pastures during the growing season, and hay in the winternever steroids, hormones, or processed feeds, no animal by-products.
Peace Valley Poultry
Chickens and Turkeys, pesticide/herbicide free pasture. Antibiotic-free, non-GMO ration.
Native plants are hardy, requiring less watering, fertilizing and care and support
Fassnight Creek Farms
Farm of Hard Rocks
Greater Springfield Farmers Market
Winter schedule includes some Saturdays through April 4th. The 2009 Season begins on April 11.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
We only offer open-pollinated seeds: pure, natural and non-GMO! We offer over 1200 varieties from 66 countries, including many that we collected ourselves. Monthly festivals and twice yearly garden shows.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
This is Kingsolver up-close-and-personal discussing her familys efforts to live on locally produced food for one year.
The Omnivores Dilemma
The author examines the sources of four meals from different food production processes, and considers the ethical, environmental and political aspects of each.
The Meat You Eat
Missouri writer and longtime Sierra Club activist and staffperson discusses the production of meat in the United States.
Copyright Sierra Club White River Group, Missouri Chapter.