Social Media Advocacy – Known & Grown

Below, you will find templates for posts about how to support the Known & Grown program. Share these as Instagram stories or posts to inspire your followers to take action to support local farmers in the St. Louis area! Helpful reminders as you share your post: If you share an Instagram story, don’t forget to…

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Social Media Advocacy – Known & Grown

Known & Grown STL: Where Does Our Food Come From?

Where does our food come from?  Throughout human history, at least up until the 20th Century, this question has had a fairly straightforward answer: the land around us. To ask that question now is to invite all of the confusion and existential anxiety that a post-industrial society can offer, which is why mostly we don’t…

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Farmers: RSVP for GAP and FSMA Workshop

Calling all farmers! Join Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Missouri Extension, and Lincoln University Extension on March 2nd for a free three hour workshop explaining the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) certifications, why you would need them, and how to go about getting them. The workshop will be held at the University of Missouri…

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Farm 411: Blue Heron Orchard

Blue Heron Orchard             Blue Heron Orchard, a five acre orchard located near Hannibal, MO, has been certified organic since 1990, and is also the only organic orchard in the state of Missouri! Dan Kelly, who runs the farm, walked us through the rows of apple trees, which were sporting…

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Farm 411: Althoff Farms

Althoff Farms Althoff Farms, a 14 acre farm, was started in 2012 and is run by Heather and Dan Althoff near LaPrairie, IL. On a nice evening in mid-June we dropped by to talk to Heather about what she does and see several of her cows, which were lounging in the grass (along with some…

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Farm 411: HartBeet Farm

HartBeet Farm                           HartBeet is a 70 acre farm in Eolia, MO run by Nicki Morgan and her family — four of these acres are in production and the rest of the land is used for foraging for fruits and mushrooms. Last week…

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