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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East Side Grows

“Our students plant, cultivate, harvest, and sell their own produce in a healthy and environmentally conscious way that teaches social responsibility and vital financial skills all at once.”

“East Side Grows is an Urban Agriculture project under Go! International’s ( youth entrepreneurship program in partnership with the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis.”


From Known & Grown’s Farmer Specialist, Chris Wimmer: “East Side Grows teaches the children about math entrepreneurship and business by having them plan the gardens, sell the crops and determine how the profits will be spent. Seth is also the founder of Go International whose mission is to create self sustaining communities and local leadership through entrepreneurship, education and athletics. They are big on showing the kids that they have something to give to the community and larger society so that they empower themselves.”

Visit Our Farm!


540 North 6th Street
East St. Louis, IL 62201

Visiting Hours

Email to schedule an appointment

Shop with us.

Visit the farm to buy products: 540 N. 6th St East St. Louis, IL

Tower Grove Farmers Market
Center Cross Drive, STL MO 63116
Saturdays (8:30am–12:30pm)

Boulevard Farmers Market
1 The Boulevard Richmond HeightsMO 63117 
Sundays, May-November (9:00am–1:00pm)

Contact us.

Seth Hamilton
[email protected]

A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

25 acres

Conservation Practices

  • Crop rotation
  • Compost
  • No till
  • No synthetic chemicals
  • Integrated pest management
  • Organic seeds