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Legacy Circle Farms

Legacy Circle Farms is a biodiverse family farm that is circling back to nature to provide reliable natural clean food sources for generations to come.”

“We are a biodiverse family farm that produces vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, nuts, herbs, hosts a small nursery and select value added products. Legacy Circle Farms is working on building up challenging Ozark soil through adding organic biomass in the form of compost, mulch and intensive grazing. We look forward to hosting more events and continuing to teach the community about clean food systems.”


“As of 2021, we recently erected two high tunnels and will erecting two more this season. We installed a small orchard and integrated elderberry and aronia into the edge of the forests. We also began creating our own compost and leaf mulch, which helps improve the conditions of our soil.”

From Chris, Known & Grown’s Farmer Specialist: “Tyler and Erin have a very unique relationship with their landlord. Rather than paying rent they are being paid to rejuvenate the land, increase biodiversity and supply food to the local community. In turn they are in the process of finding like minded “landless” farmers who wish to start a farm of their own, but need some place to get a start.”

Earthworms Podcast:

Check out this great interview with Legacy Circle Farms on Earthworms, a podcast on KDHX.


Lonedell MO, 63060
Visit our website to schedule a tour.


Shop with us.

Online Farmer’s Market:
Pickup available on Wednesday in Maplewood, Fenton, Wildwood and Pacific
Home delivery available in some areas.

Washington MO Farmers Market
317 W Main St, Washington, MO 63090
Select Saturdays in April and October

Saturday 8-12
April -October
Point Labbadie Brewery
Thursday 4pm to sundown
Check our website for additional markets and pop-ups!

Contact us.

Tyler and Erin Bernsen
[email protected]


A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

71 acres, with 1/4 acre in vegetable production


  • green juice, tonic, tincture, herbal tea
  • ginger
  • turmeric
  • mushrooms
  • burdock
  • tulsi basil
  • popcorn
  • bagged mixed greens
  • lettuce,
  • spinach
  • kale
  • mustard
  • chio
  • collards
  • radishes
  • carrots
  • turnips
  • scallions
  • garlic
  • chices
  • basil
  • cilantro
  • shiso
  • parsley
  • calendula
  • oregano
  • lemon balm
  • nasturtium
  • yarrow
  • bee balm
  • edible flowers
  • pawpaws
  • elderberry
  • beans
  • peas
  • squash
  • watermelon
  • tomatoes
  • okra
  • peppers
  • eggplant
  • ground cherry
  • strawberries
  • blackberries

Conservation Practices

  • Crop rotation
  • Cover crops
  • No synthetic spray
  • No till
  • Drip irrigation
  • Integrated pest management
  • Pollinator plants
  • Compost

Additional Practices

  • Organic seeds
  • Native wildflower plantings
  • Leaf mulch
  • Contour planting

Golden Beet

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