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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Louise Belt’s Farm

“I have been farming organically in a quarter acre deer fenced garden since 2000.”

Louise has been helping to educate young families about organic gardening for years. Louise is a wealth of knowledge from years of reading and studying gardening vegetable production. Louise sometimes sells at the Wildwood Farmers Market, and donates a large percentage of her produce to the St. Anthony of Padua parish and to St. Alban Roe.


When asked why she wanted to be a part of Known & Grown STL, she replied, “Soil Organic Matter (SOM) has gone from 2% To 3%, in one row 5%. I mulch with half-rotted leaves, sow cover crops. I want to show how absorbent my soil is now that the SOM is higher. I want to show that my soil can absorb lots of CO2.”

Visit Our Farm!


Wildwood, MO

Shop with us.

Wildwood Farmers Market

221 Plaza Dr
Wildwood, Missouri 63040-1203

Contact us.

Louise Belt
[email protected]

A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

37 acres, with 3/4th of an acre in vegetable production

Conservation Practices

  • Pollinator habitat enhancement plan
  • Integrated pest management
  • No synthetic chemicals
  • Riparian herbaceous cover
  • No till
  • Nutrient management plan
  • Compost
  • Cover crops
  • Drip irrigation

Additional Practices

Grows from Certified Organic seeds.

Golden Beet

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

Herd Size

36 laying hens

Animal Feed

Chickens are pasture-raised. Their foraging diet is supplemented with Certified Organic feed.




  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Squashes (butternut)
  • Peas
  • Flowers
  • Strawberries
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Herbs
  • Zucchini
  • Melons
  • Garlic
  • String beans
  • Sweet corn