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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Meet Our Team

Jenn DeRose joined the Missouri Coalition for the Environment as Known & Grown Manager in July of 2019. Before coming to MCE, she worked as the Program Manager for the Green Dining Alliance, a program of earthday356. Jenn serves as a member of the City of St. Louis’s 100% Clean Energy Advisory Board and is a member of the US Green Building Council’s Green Schools Quest Committee. Jenn is a graduate of Washington University, a Focus St. Louis Emerging Leaders graduate, and a New Leaders Council fellow. Jenn enjoys working in her community garden, biking, exploring Missouri’s rivers and creekbeds, and spending time with her adorable cats.

Chris Wimmer joined the Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s Food and Farm team as the Known & Grown Farm Specialist in July of 2019. Chris was born and raised in St. Louis and always dreamed of becoming a farmer. He received his BS in Agronomy from University of Missouri Columbia. Eager to combine his passion for environmental stewardship and growing food Chris founded The Farm at Kraut Run in 1995. The farm produced organic vegetables and meat sold locally through a Community Supported Agriculture program, farmers markets, and local restaurants. The farm’s hands-on educational field trips were designed to impress on visitors the importance of enhancing nature while producing food responsibly. In 2017 MCE sponsored a trip to the farm that introduced Chris to the effective environmental work they have been doing for the last 50 years. He is excited to join the newly formed Known and Grown Team, and to share his desire to expand the availability of locally grown, organic and humanely raised food.