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Fox Holler Farmstead

“We are a regenerative agriculture project based in the intentional communities of Northeast Missouri.”

“We’re a small, ecologically based, off-grid family living simply, offering pastured pork, poultry, vegetable produce, eggs, and heirloom seeds.”

“Our focus is on radical sustainability, intensive grazing, animal welfare, and tree crops. We practice no-till/low-till planting, rotational grazing of heritage breed pigs, poultry, goats and cows, using organic practices (non-certified.) We are off-grid and utilize rain-water catchment, solar power, and practices like scything, biochar and hand cultivation in order to reduce our carbon hoofprint.”

“We are off grid and rely heavily on hand tools, animal power, and human-scale designs rather than tractors, tillers, etc. Increasing our organic matter and soil carbon is more important to us than yields at this point in our project. Sustainability, ecological rigor, and permanent plantings remain our highest priorities.”

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1 Dancing Rabbit Ln
Rutledge, Missouri 63563

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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

Nearly an acre in year round use, with 30 or so acres of
pasture/silvopasture that is grazed incrementally.

No more than 2 acres at any given time across our various

Conservation Practices

  • Crop rotation
  • Cover crops
  • Compost
  • No till
  • Riparian herbaceous cover
  • Soil testing
  • No synthetic chemicals on crops or pasture
  • Drip irrigation
  • Rain barrels
  • Integrated pest management
  • Pollinator enhancement plan
  • No antibiotics, parasticides, and other farm drugs for non-therapeutic reasons
  • No synthetic growth promotants or added hormones
  • Organic feed
  • Grazing management plan

Additional Practices

  • Off-grid power
  • Organic seeds
  • Only use rainwater
  • Grow own transplants
  • No farrowing crates for pics
  • Heritage breed chickens
  • No debeaking chickens
  • Onsite slaughtered for most animals

Golden Beet

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

Herd Size

2 dairy cows (Jersey/Guernsey)

12 pigs

12 goats

2-3 dozen meat chickens

50-75 meat ducks

80 egg-laying chickens

2 dozen turkeys

Animal Feed

Animals forage for food and are supplemented with organic feed. 


Pigs have access to a permanent barn and waller plus about 1/4 acre of rotated pasture at a time.

Goats are rotated with portable electric fencing for 1-3 days in each paddock.

Chickens are rotated with portable wagons every 1-2 weeks.

Cows are rotated on 1/4 acre paddocks daily.


  • Heirloom veggies
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Pork
  • Turkey
  • Eggs