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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Such and Such Farm

“We try not to participate in (our mass produced food system) as much as possible and encourage others to do the same.”

“We’re a 120 acre diversified farm specializing in custom grown produce, dairy goats, pasture raised pigs, soap using products from the farm, and laying hens. We support sustainable farming and DIY farming culture!”

“We believe in growing produce and raising livestock in a natural and environmentally responsible way, without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides. Our goal is to make a positive impact on our surrounding communities through our fresh food and partnerships with urban farming and agriculture.”

Visit Our Farm!


DeSoto MO 63020

Visiting Hours

Schedule a farm visit by contacting [email protected]

A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

120 acres with 3/4 of an acre in crop production and 30 acres for livestock

Conservation Practices

Crop rotation

No synthetic spray

No till

Pollinator habitat enhancement plan

Drip irrigation

Access control

Fencing animals out of waterways

Water and sediment control basin

Grazing management plan

Integrated pest management

No spray on pasture

Additional Practices

  • Intensive rotational grazing for pasture-raised pigs
  • Weed barrier fabric
  • Soil testing
  • Organic, non-GMO, and heirloom seeds
  • No nose rings or docked tails for pigs
  • “Wagon wheel” pasture set-up for rotating pigs


  • Pork
  • Goat milk
  • Ducks
  • Duck eggs
  • Herbs
  • Root vegetables
  • Pumpkins
  • Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Fennel
  • Hibiscus
  • Firewood
  • Soap
  • Maple syrup
  • Wild ginger
  • Fava beans
  • Lettuce
  • Broccolini
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Leeks
  • Melons

Herd Size

11 dairy goats

12 sows and boars in pig pastures, growing out to about 100 pigs per year

Animal Feed

Animals forage and are supplemented with conventional feed.


“Goats are rotated every 2-3 months, depending on parasite/pasture growth. For pigs it depends on the stocking ratio. Generally every 1-2 months.”