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Home Grown Farm Tour

2019 Marks the 10th Anniversary
for the Annual
Home Grown Farm Tour

On August 24th, enjoy the self-guided tour featuring 8 venues highlighting the diversity of local farms and over 250 years of history in Washington County. Start your day off at the Home Grown Marketplace across from Washington County Courthouse Farmers’ Market in Potosi, Missouri.

Homegrown Heritage Farmhouse Tour

On Sunday, August 25th, the Homegrown Farm Tour is sponsoring the Washington County Heritage Farmhouse Tour. The guided tour leaves from the Casey Cabin in Potosi at Heritage Park at 9:30 AM and will return about 4:30 PM. Five homes will be on the tour:

  1. The Rural Parish Workers home; originally the Higginbotham Farm 1876
  2. Doug Short & Roxanne Bequette home; originally the Cresswell Farm 1834
  3. Hudson, Halbert, Monroe Farm; Missouri Century Farm 1878
  4. McCaul home; originally Nicholson Farm Hillcrest Estate pre-civil war
  5. Littlefield & Keesee home; Edg-Clif Farms 1862

Tickets for the tour are $20 per person and include refreshments at Edg-Clif. Box lunches will be available for sale or you may bring your own picnic. A 14-passenger bus from Jiffy Cab service will be available as long as seats last or you may follow in your own vehicle if you prefer. Each stop will be about 45 minutes and will include historic information about the farm from the current owners. The farms will only be open during the scheduled stop. Tickets may be purchased through Debby Bust at the Washington County Community Partnership 573-438-8555.

2019 Homegrown Marketplace Partners with Naturally Meramec

Naturally Meramec is a movement in the Missouri Meramec Region (Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington Counties) that works to capture the uniqueness of the region, making it a destination. This is accomplished by promoting local products and services and assisting small agriculture, tourism and culinary businesses through collective marketing efforts, education, training and technical assistance.

The partnership between Naturally Meramec and the Home Grown Farm Tour Marketplace will gather vendors at the Potosi Town Square, across from the Farmer’s Market. The Marketplace will feature produce, plants, jams, jellies, arts and crafts from the region and will be open on Saturday, August 24th from 8 am til 3 pm.

During the Marketplace hours the Mine Au Breton Historical Society Museum and Casey Cabin (circa 1819) will be open for tours. Both are located in Heritage Park just across the creek below the Town Square so walk on down and see how the farmers lived 200 years ago!

The Field Dinner Fundraiser Follows the Farm Tour. To learn more, click here.


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The 2019 Homegrown Farm Tour Committee will award a $1,000 Scholarship to a Washington County graduating senior with the intent to major in an Agriculture-related field OR a Washington County college student majoring in an Agriculture-related field.

Applicants for the scholarship should submit a one or two-page document with the following information:

Send completed application narrative to Debby Bust at the Partnership office, WCCP, 212 E. Jefferson St., Potosi, MO 63664 Applications must be received by August 14th, 2019.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to volunteer at the Farm Tour or Field Dinner August 24, 2019. The winner will be announced that evening at the Dinner.

For more info call Debby at 573-438-8555.


2019 Washington County Homegrown Farm Tour is offering a $1000 Agri/Business grant to a local person producing agricultural products here in Washington County.

General guidelines are:

  1. The award money cannot be used as general operating funds or as debt reduction.

  2. The money must be used for an agriculture related business within Washington County.

  3. The grant recipient must be operating on a budget under $100,000.00 annually.

  4. This is a one-time award only.

  5. The winner will be notified in advance and the Grant will be awarded at the Field Dinner, August 24, 2019 at Edg-Clif Farms and Vineyards.

  6. The winner will show results or completed project at the following year’s farm tour.

Examples the grant money could be used for include: garden structure, education, professional services, product development, roadside stand, chicken house, etc.

To apply, please send:

  1. A description of your agricultural business,

  2. Name, address, phone number

  3. What you are doing now and

  4. How you will use the $1,000 if you are selected.

  5. Mail your entry to: Washington County Community Partnership, Farm Tour Grant, 212 E. Jefferson St., Potosi, MO 63664 Or you may enter by emailing: . Be sure to put FARM TOUR GRANT APPLICATION in the subject line of your email.

  6. Entries must be received by August 14th, 2019.

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