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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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Box Turtle Ranch

Box Turtle Ranch is a women-owned and operated farm producing specialty vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes and peppers. 

“We are a women-owned and operated farm that grows in two high tunnels. We produce over 20 varieties of chile peppers, from mild Anaheims to firey Carolina Reapers, standard sized tomatoes – several heirlooms, salad tomatoes, both red and yellow, and garlic. We also make jellies and hot sauces in our commercial kitchen.”

“We believe farming and conservation are compatible. With the use of solar generators, have minimized the use of gasoline engines on the farm. In fact, our land has a conservation easement to protect its natural beauty in perpetuity.”

Visit Our Farm!

Location

Camdenton, MO 65020

Visiting Hours

Contact Sandy Nelson at 573-873-4038 to see the farm!

Shop with us.

Farmers Market in Camdenton

1 Court Cir NW (144.71 mi)
Camdenton, Missouri 65020

Contact us.

Sandy Nelson
btrmarket1@gmail.com
(573)873-4038

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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

230 acres, with 10,000 square feet for veggie and fruit production

Conservation Practices

Conservation crop rotation

Cover crops

Compost

No-till

No synthetic chemicals

Drip irrigation

Integrated pest management

Additional Practices

High tunnels are protected from drift from neighboring farms by a vast forest

The farm is protected by a conservation easement

Seeds are often certified organic

They use solar power generators instead of fossil fuel

Products

  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Jellies
  • Hot sauces