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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Rustic Roots Farm

We focus on producing sustainable chickens, eggs, and hogs.

Rustic Roots Farm grinds and mixes their own feed rations which are carefully monitored to provide exactly what each species of animal needs based on age, temperature and season. They make their own compost which is used in all facets of growing on the farm, including their own custom potting mix. They use block making tools in the greenhouse to avoid too much agricultural plastic. Building soil was the theme of our conversation.

They have cattle, but not for sale. The cattle are used to eat and stomp down forages, and to spread their manure over the pastures so Bobby and Mindy can grow high quality forage for their poultry and hogs. Their passion for sustainably raised food and constant research are evident throughout the farm.

Visit Our Farm!


4947 Titchenal Rd.
Brighton, IL 62012

Shop with us.

Our eggs can be purchased at the Land of Goshen Market in Edwardsville, IL and the following grocery stores:

  • 222 Artisan Bakery(Edwardsville, IL)
  • Market Basket(Edwardsville, IL)
  • Highland Nutrition Center(Highland, IL)
  • Green Earth Grocery(Edwardsville, IL)
  • Elsah General Store(Elsah, IL)
  • Hansen Meat Market(Alton, IL)
  • Cleveland Heath (Edwardsville, IL)
  • Macs Local Eats( St.Louis, MO)

We also supply over 20 restaurants in the region.

Contact us.

Mindy Wolff

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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

46 acres

Conservation Practices

  • Compost
  • Cover crops
  • Animal rotation
  • No synthetic chemical usage

Additional Practices