Known and Grown helps these farmers spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles they value.
Known and Grown focuses on supporting a thriving, local, equitable, food system within 150 miles of St. Louis, which we refer to as the “St. Louis Foodshed.”
Corn and soybean production and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) dominate much of the farmland in the St. Louis Foodshed. By contrast, farmers in our program are dedicated to growing their products and raising their animals with practices that protect the Foodshed’s soil, air, and water resources.
Our farmers are each vetted by our Farmer Specialist and meet the Good Stewardship requirements we require for membership.