Known & Grown exists to help farmers within the St. Louis foodshed spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles that ground their work.

Known & Grown STL is a project of Missouri Coalition for the Environment, on behalf of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition.

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Bee Simple City Farm

We specialize in products like wildflower honey, microgreens, herbs, edible flowers and handmade soaps.

Bee Simple City Farm began in 2014 as a partnership between urban farmers Mary Densmore and James Meinert. We had been farming since 2009 with New Roots Urban Farm and began this project as a way to add to the work they were already doing at New Roots. We specialize in products like wildflower honey, microgreens, herbs, edible flowers and handmade soaps. Located just a mile from downtown, we think eating can be as simple as eating clean and quality food grown right here in St. Louis.


Hogan St, St. Louis, MO 63106

Shop with us.

“We sell at the Tower Grove Farmers Market every Saturday, Fields Foods Grocery at both Lafayette Square and Downtown locations, Local Harvest, and City Greens Market.”

Bee Simple products are available at the following restaurants and caterers: STL Club, Flavor 360, Kitchen Kulture, Blood & Sand, Knead, Mango, Tony’s, Lucas Park Grill, Tree House, and The Crossing

Contact us.

Mary Densmore 


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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

750 Square feet. 200 square feet of garden beds and 350
square feet inside a greenhouse dedicated to micro

Conservation Practices

  • Fallow land
  • Crop rotation
  • Cover crops
  • Compost
  • Nutrient management plan
  • No till
  • Pollinator habitat
  • Integrated pest management

Beekeeping Practices

  • Pesticide-free land
  • At least 4 hours of sunlight per hive per day
  • Access to clean water within 1/2 mile of their hive
  • Well ventilated hives



  • Honey
  • Microgreens (arugula, broccoli, red cabbage, kohlrabi, mizuna, radish, pea shoots, cilantro, fennel, dill, wasabi, curly cress, basil, mung bean, squash, popcorn)
  • Edible flowers
  • Herbs
  • Soaps
  • Lip balm
  • Beard oil
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion