Trip Ideas: Agritourism Adventure
From some of the Midwest’s best wineries, to petting farms and farmer’s markets, Missouri is an agriculture-rich state with diverse offerings for travelers to enjoy. Embracing and exploring agriculture and agritourism in the Show Me State has never been easier as farmers and agri-business owners open their doors for tours, unique dining experiences and fun family outings. Check out this collection of farms, farmers markets and wineries as you explore the Show-Me State and use it to plan an agritourism adventure for your family.
Day One
Shatto Milk Company is a small, family-owned dairy farm. While it isn’t officially a petting farm, visitors are invited to look around, learn about how dairy farms work, meet a few of the cows, and visit our country store without reservations. Groups are welcome. There is a blanket picnic area. Tours (90 minutes) of the dairy, bottling facility and farm are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays, year-round, by appointment. Tours: $5; younger than 3, free.
9406 N. Route 33, Osborn MO 64474, 816-930-3862
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ever wonder how grapes make their way from the vine into wine? With this 45-minute tour at Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery, you can see for yourself. Learn about the process from planting to harvesting, plus the vineyard's other sustainable farming. From there, go straight onto the winery to learn about the wine-making process from the vintners at one of Missouri’s best wineries . Space for tours is limited and pre-payment is required; reserve your spot today by calling 816-858-5528. Tours offered April through September.
16905 Jowler Creek Road, Platte City MO 64079, 816-858-5528
Hours: Visit Jowler Creek's website for the full tour schedule.
As one of Missouri’s most treasured farmer's markets, City Market offers visitors a variety of fresh produce, meats, specialty groceries, flowers and gift items from nearby farms and around the world. City Market offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase heartland goods direct from producers, especially on the weekend during the Midwest's largest Farmers' Market.
20 E. Fifth St., Kansas City MO 64106, 816-842-1271
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Day Two
Located in rural northeast Missouri, amid corn and soy beans, the Heartland Creamery is a 17,000-acre farm that is home to more than 6,000 Holstein cows and 1,500 goats. Milk from the cows and goats is made into cheese. Visitors are invited to come see our 60-cow carousel in action. Since 2005, the creamery has grown to a current daily production capability of 3,000 pounds of hand-crafted, fresh and aged cheese that are sold across the country. Tours of the dairy and creamery are available. Please call for more information and to arrange a tour.
RR1 Heartland Drive, Newark MO 63458, 877-484-2269
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Founded in 1779, this renowned farmer’s market features more than 140 vendors offering produce, meats, cheeses, spices, flowers, baked goods, general merchandise and a pet shop.
730 Carroll St., St. Louis MO 63104, 314-622-4180
Hours: Wed.-Thur., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
On a high bluff with a panoramic view of the Missouri River valley, the large covered porch and open-air patio provide a perfect spot for rainy and sunny days. Sample wines in the George Husmann Wine Pavilion and enjoy pizza, burgers, snack trays, and specialty foods, all available for sale on premises.
1104 OakGlenn Place, Hermann MO 65041, 573-486-5057
Hours: Hours vary by season; please call to verify.
Day Three
The Warrensburg farmer's market features fresh vegetables, fruit, jams and jellies, crafts, baked goods, fresh eggs, beef, plants and flowers. Held downtown, this farmer’s market opens for season in April and generally ends in late September or early October.
135 E. North St., Warrensburg MO 64093, 660-429-3988
Hours: Sat., 7 a.m.-sellout; Wed., 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Learn about alpacas at this working farm. Walk through the interactive fiber display and shop in the on-site gift store. An appointment is required. No pets are permitted.
24649 Snowberry Drive, Lebanon MO 65536, 417-533-5280
Hours: By appointment only
Known for its spectacular view of the Missouri River valley, this terraced, bluff top wine garden is a favorite retreat for picnickers. Wine tasting and sales are inside the A-Frame. The Les Bourgeois Bistro Restaurant is next door. Located 15 miles west of Columbia.
12847 W. Route BB, Rocheport MO 65279, 800-690-1830
Hours: April-October: daily, noon-sunset; March and November: Sat.-Sun., noon-sunset.
Day Four
SayersBrook features unique activities and exotic meals on a working bison ranch. Tours start with a video history of the ranch and the American bison. Travel through the ranch in covered wagons; feed a bison herd; enjoy a bison lunch in the lakefront pavilion. Experience these powerful 2,500-pound creatures up close and personal.
11820 SayersBrook Road, Potosi MO 63664, 573-438-4449
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lazy L Safari Park is not your typical zoo. Visitors are offered a completely self-guided experience as they walk through the main barn, petting zoo, animal nursery, and park grounds at their own pace. Open daily Memorial Day-Labor Day; open weekends only April-May and September-October. Closed November-March. Group tours and private parties are available daily, April-October, with reservations.
2763 County Road 618, Cape Girardeau MO 63701, 573-243-7862
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (No admission after 6 p.m.)
Chaumette sits amid magnificent rolling hills. Enjoy the views while sampling award-winning, handcrafted wines from one of Missouri’s best wineries for elegant events. Visit the restaurant and poolside cafe for lunch and dinner. The Spa at Chaumette, features all-natural products. Stay at The Villages at Chaumette: elegantly appointed villas with beautiful furnishings, hi-tech amenities, fitness center, pool with private cabanas, and alfresco dining.
24345 Route W W, Ste. Genevieve MO 63670, 573-747-1000
Hours: Thu.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Wed., noon-5 p.m.
Day Five

The 207-acre farm park was created to provide educational, as well as various recreational resources for the community. It celebrates the rich agricultural heritage of the area.

Facilities include, among other attractions: visitors center; an animal barn; gift shop; milking barn; gardens; 20-acre native prairie; pasture land; one-mile paved trail; farm-themed playground; and Wilson's Creek.

May thru August, open daily. September thru June, closed Monday.

3825 W. Farm Road 146, Springfield MO 65810, 417-837-5949
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Williams Creek Winery offers well-crafted Missouri wines for your enjoyment. Since the wine list steadily evolves, please check out the Williams Creek website for details. Drop in for a complementary sampling of wines, in a relaxed atmosphere.
310 S. Hickory St., Mount Vernon MO 65712, 417-466-4076
Hours: Thur.-Sat., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; also by appointment.
The Webb City Farmer’s Market is a producer-only market, meaning that everything available for sale is raised or made by the seller. Offering produce; baked goods; all-natural meats; cut flowers; and plants. Located in King Jack Park.
555 S. Main St., Webb City MO 64870, 417-483-8139
Hours: May-Sept.: Tue. & Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon; Oct.-April: Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.