1. Potosi Farmer’s Market – Kick off your day at the Washington County Farmer’s Market- headquarters for the Home Grown Farm Tour where tour information, self-guided maps and brochures will be available 8 am – 2 pm. The market provides the area with locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, jams, jellies, breads and other goods throughout the summer. Stroll through the market and talk to the farmers who grow your food! Market Schedule - Saturdays from 8 am to sellout (Noonish), mid-June thru October. Behind the County Courthouse at 102 N. Missouri Street, Potosi. Click here for more info.
2. Valley/Caledonia FFA Farm – Located off Hwy 21 in Caledonia, on the west side, take the first drive south of the C intersection. Run by the Future Farmers of America, program for High School Students, this is an educational farm growing soy beans and raising beef cattle on a rotational grazing system. This year the program is starting to plant a fruit orchard and grape vineyard in cooperation with Lincoln University, Columbia, MO. Contact Marty Yount, Director, 573-338-3553
3. Trace Place Farm – where farming meets history and science. Travel over the infamous Trail of Tears to reach the forgotten town of Quaker. The hotel, single room schoolhouse and chapel remain. Brutal murders in 1959 were news throughout the USA and the basis for a book; Murder in the Afternoon. The grandfather of the current farm owner heroically captured the killers. The farm currently produces hay and the family is experimenting growing vegetables on the surface of the fish pond (aquaponics). Drop by for a visit and keep your eyes open for the abundant wildlife. Hours 9am-4pm.
The farm is 26.3 miles from Potosi.
0 At the intersection of Hwy 8 and 21 set your trip meter to 0
11.1 Hwy C (1 mile before you reach town of Caledonia). Cemetery on both sides. Turn right on Hwy C and continue until tripometer reads 26.3 miles
22.6 Pass the intersection of Hwy Z (grave of the unknown civil war soldier). Continue on Hwy C
23.2 Pass over the bridge. Continue on Hwy C
26.3 Arrive at farm house. On your left. A two story house with a green roof.
4. Forshana Farm – know your farmer, know your food. Come visit the Farm Stand for fresh seasonal produce open all day. We will be giving tours of the greenhouse and High Tunnel growing operation at 2:00 and 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 24th.
Located at 16270 West State Hwy 8, Potosi, MO Visit us on Facebook
6. Brazil Creek Boer Goats Farm – is a family farm that has been in the Paul family for nearly 100 years. We raise Jersey milk cows, beef cows, bottle calves, milk and meat goats and chickens. Jerry also does container gardening. Tour day will have guided tours of the garden and visits to the goats and/or calves. Jams, jellies, pickles, relishes and other items produced on the farm will be available for sale. 10585 Paul Rd., Bourbon, MO 65441. From Potosi, take 185 North to Hwy N. Turn left onto N to Hwy W. Turn left onto W and go 8 miles to Paul Rd. Turn left onto Paul Rd. for about ½ mile to farm. OR From Potosi take Hwy 8 West to Berryman Rd. Turn right onto Berryman Rd. to Floyd Tower Rd. Bear left onto Floyd Tower to Hwy W. Turn right onto W to bottom of hill. Turn right onto Paul Rd. for approximately ½ mile to farm.
7. Sacred Fire Farms – Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks,this historical century farm has two natural springs and serves as an interactive education station for sustainable living, contemporary & traditional herbalism and the arts. It is the home of owners Michael and Nancy Herold. Nancy is the fifth generation to reside on this property originally purchased by her Cherokee great-great grandmother & is a holistic wellness coach. Michael does custom woodworking & design. Black walnuts, jellies, jams, crafts, seasonal vegetables & herbs will be available for sale. 12804 State Hwy W., Bourbon, MO 65441 (573) 732-5053. Take Highway 185 northwest towards Sullivan for approximately 16 miles, turn left onto Highway N for approximately 6.5 miles, turn left onto Highway W for approximately 2.8 miles, driveway for the farm will be on your right. www.sacredfirefarms.net
8. Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard – A third generation farm, repurposed as a vineyard and winery. Enjoy the vintage buildings and beautiful organic vegetable and flower gardens! Taste award-winning wines from our chambourcin grapes. New this year is Edg-Clif Brewing Company, offering hand crafted beers. Snacks and restrooms available. Edg-Clif will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and tours will be held at 11:30, 1:30 & 4:00. Live music provided by The Idea Men from 2-5pm. Regular hours are 2-7pm Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday, Sunday & holiday Mondays. 10035 Edg-Clif Drive, Potosi - www.edg-clif.com