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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Brush & Trouble Farm

“We are a pasture-based livestock farm selling pastured, non-GMO fed pork and chicken and 100% grass-fed lamb.”

“It all started as a way to feed ourselves. Having grown a substantial portion of our food for many years in our gardens and orchards, selling whatever surplus we had, we decided to try raising the best tasting, most nutritious, most humanely-raised and environmentally sustainable meat we could. It was just for our family at first, then for a few appreciative friends, starting with broilers and moving on to pigs and sheep. We quickly realized how rewarding it can be to help feed people with integrity and transparency, to look folks in the eye and tell them “this is how we did it” and explain that it’s the endeavor to nourish others with our labor that keeps us going. We place a strong emphasis on building soil, animal health and nutrition, flavor and nutrition of our products, humane animal treatment and sustainable practices.”


Hallsville, MO 65255

Shop with us.

Clovers Natural Markets
2012 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201

2100 Chapel Plaza Ct.
Columbia, MO 65203

Mon-Sat (9:00am–9:00pm)
Sun (11:00am–6:00pm)

O’Fallon Nutrition
8648 Mexico Road
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Mon-Sat (9:00am–8:00pm)
Sun (11:00am–5:00pm)

Barred Owl Butcher & Table, Shakespeare’s Pizza, and Beetbox all use products from Brush & Trouble Farm.

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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

20 acres

Conservation Practices

  • No synthetic chemicals on pasture
  • Integrated pest management
  • Nutrient management plan
  • Riparian herbaceous cover
  • Field border
  • Fence animals out of waterways
  • Grazing management plan
  • No antibiotics, parasiticides, and other non-therapeutic farm drugs
  • No synthetic growth promotants or added hormones

Additional Practices

No prods are used to move their animals to be butchered.

Herd Size

  • 15 pigs
  • 41 sheep
  • 300 broiler chickens

Animal Feed

Our animals are fed a non-GMO feed to supplement their pasture forage. 


Chickens are moved daily in chicken tractors, pigs are moved weekly in the summer, and sheep are moved as needed. 


  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Chicken