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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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Sunflower Savannah Farm

“We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm that grows livestock, cut flowers, specialty vegetables, eggs, and value added products. “

“Here at Sunflower Savannah, we believe in the continuity of life. Everything serves a purpose and contributes to the well-being of the farm. The sheep eat the grass that choke our fields. Without this, fuel would be burned in our tractor to cut the grass. In return they provide compost to grow our gardens. The garden provides plant life to support the Market, the animals and ourselves. Our dogs guard the animals or the house and while the cats bring us comfort, they are also the destroyers of vermin that ruin the grain and seeds for the garden. The chickens, ducks, and geese eat the insects that eat the plants that feed them and ourselves. In turn they provide eggs to eat and compost to feed the garden…and this is the House that Sam and Bill have built.”

“We raise Slow Food Ark of Taste items, like Cayuga ducks, fruit trees, and garlic ramps. We also grow over 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes – these are all thanks in part to grants from Slow Food.”

Visit Our Farm!

Location

Beaufort, Mo 63013573

Visiting Hours

Farm tours and volunteer shifts are available – schedule one by emailing sam@sunflowersavannah.com

Shop with us.

Contact us.

Sam Wiseman
sam@sunflowersavannah.com
(573)259-1533

sunflowersavannah.com

Instagram: @sunflowersavannahfarm

Twitter: @sunflowersavann

A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

22 acres

Conservation Practices

Crop rotation

No-till

Drip irrigation

Integrated pest management

Pollinator plants

No spray on pasture

Grazing management plan

 

Additional Practices

Products

  • Duck eggs
  • Duck
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Eggs
  • Ramps
  • Fruit

Herd Size

28 -45 sheep, depending on lambing season

50 chickens

45 ducks

Animal Feed

All of our animals are fed a non-GMO feed to supplement their pasture forage. The grain is grown and milled within 100 miles of our farm (Jackson, MO).

Rotation

Sheep are rotated every 20 days to decrease chance of parasite load. Fowl are out all day and put in only at night for their protection- unless the temps are above 95 degrees. In this case, they have access to shelter but are not locked inside.”