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

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.

Rae Miller joined the Missouri Coalition for the Environment in October of 2017 as the Local Food Coordinator, and now serves as the Local Food Director. Rae works to support local, environmentally-responsible farmers in reaching new customers, buyers, and fulfilling their farm needs. Prior to this position, Rae most recently worked at local vegetable and livestock farms, in addition to having career experience in environmental consulting project management, Fish & Wildlife conservation, and counseling-based social work. Rae enjoys growing food, connecting people with their food, advocating for farmers, and exploring and appreciating nature, especially alongside her adventure dog companions.