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Bellews Creek Farm

We are a non-certified organic farm. We have been growing vegetables for 28 years as of 2019.”

“We are a local, family produce farm in Hillsboro, providing high-quality veggies to restaurants, stores, and CSAs in St. Louis, Missouri since 1992.”

“We are located near Cedar Hill, MO on Bellews Creek in the Big River valley. We typically grow Winter squash, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Jalapeno/Chipotle Peppers, Garlic, Popcorn, and Dry Beans (black beans & Pinto beans)and some greens early and late in the season.”

“We will be focusing on winter squash for the forseeable future.”

Find Our Produce:

You can try Bellews Creek’s produce at the following restaurants:

Fresh Gatherings at SLU, Vicia, Farm Haus Restaurant, Urban Chestnut Brewery, Walker’s Farm to Fork

Need another option? Visit farmers markets featuring Earthdance Organic Farm School and Ozark Forest Mushrooms, who also sell Bellews Creek products.

Visit Our Farm!


Hillsboro, MO 63050

Visiting Hours

Bellews Creek Farm offers tours to individuals and groups. Call (636) 274-7236  for more info. 

Contact us.

Paul Kruatmann
[email protected]

A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

77 acres, 12 acres in grain and vegetable production


  • Squashes (winter, butternut)

Conservation Practices

  • Crop rotation
  • Cover crops
  • No synthetic sprays
  • Integrated pest management
  • Riparian herbaceous cover
  • Pollinator enhancement plan
  • Nutrient management plan

Additional Practices

  • Use of organic and non-GMO seeds
  • Encourages neighbors to plant permanent cover to prevent chemicals from neighbor fields to impact his crops
  • Paul is proud of his skills as a machinist and fabricator.
    Many of the tools or pieces of equipment he relies on he
    has either fabricated from scratch or modified. He made
    his own vacuum seeder for the greenhouse, a pepper
    washer and a chile smoker.

Golden Beet

This farm meets our standards for the Golden Beet - our designation for excellence for exceptional Known & Grown farms.