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From working farms and farmer’s markets to u-pick orchards and some of the best wineries in the Midwest, Missouri is an agriculture-rich state with diverse offerings for visitors to enjoy. Experience agriculture in the Show Me State as farmers and agri-business owners open their doors for informative tours 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 agriculture adventure for your family.
Shatto Milk Company is a family-owned dairy farm in Osborn that produces fresh, natural products. Schedule a tour and learn how milk gets from the farm to your table. Tour the processing and bottling plant, meet some adorable calves, milk a cow and sample the fresh, delicious cheeses, ice cream and of course, milk.
The 207-acre farm park in Springfield was created to provide educational and recreational activities for visitors. The park celebrates the rich agricultural heritage of the area and include a visitors center, gift shop, animal barn, milking barn, 20-acre native prairie and pasture land, a one-mile paved trail, and farm-themed playground.
Green Dirt Farm is a small sheep dairy set in the bluffs above the Missouri River Valley, about 40 miles northwest of Kansas City. Find a variety of high quality, award-winning sheep's milk cheeses and yogurt, produced by hand, using milk from their grass-fed ewes. A guided tour includes the pastures, milking parlor and cheese kitchen, followed by a tasting.
Located one mile from the Jacks Fork River and Alley Spring Mill, Crystal Creek Ranch is a 1,000-acre ranch offering interesting lodging options, including a tree retreat, sheepherder's wagon, log cabins, the old red barn and modern ranch houses for groups. Explore a museum of horse-drawn equipment and farm primitives, a three-acre lake, two miles of running streams, a nature trail and recreation center. Take a self-guided ranch tour, visit the small-animal area, camp, horseback ride, and enjoy the four-level overlook deck.
Explore the fascinating world of alpacas at this working farm in Lebanon. Walk through the interactive fiber display and visit the gift shop filled with alpaca sweaters, mittens, scarves and socks. Sign up for a class on fiber dyeing techniques or “paca parenting.” Call to schedule a farm visit.
Family-owned Peters Orchard and Market in Waverly includes more than 500 acres of apple trees and more than 20 acres of peach trees that are available for picking mid-July to the end of November. In addition to selling apples and peaches, Peters Market features other locally-grown, seasonal produce as well as fruit butters (apple and peach) and jams made in their on-site kitchen, honey, sorghum, salsas, nuts and snack mixes. You’ll also find a playground and picnic area at the orchards.
Thierbach Orchards offers fresh fruit and family fun. Located near the Katy Trail in Marthasville just over an hour west of St. Louis, the orchards and berry patches are filled with a variety of fruit including strawberries in the spring, blueberries, cherries and blackberries in mid-summer, peaches in July and August, and apples and pumpkins in the fall.
Family owned and operated in Benton, Beggs Berry World offer plenty of U-pick produce. Customers come from miles year-round to take home strawberries, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, fresh lettuce, and pumpkins. Enjoy some homemade ice cream and desserts from Cathy Beggs’ kitchen.
Persimmon Hill Farm in Lampe is a berry, fruit and mushroom farm in the scenic Table Rock Lake country of Southwest Missouri. What started as a dream is now a destination where families come for a farm experience as well as berries and fruits. Tour the fields, pick fresh berries from the bushes, enjoy hot muffins and cobblers, and sample dozens of gourmet products made on the farm.
Located in the heart of Kansas City's historic River Market neighborhood, City Market is one of Missouri’s largest farmers’ markets. City Market offers visitors an array of fresh produce, meats, specialty groceries, flowers and gift items from nearby farms and around the world. Gift shops, restaurants and museums are nearby.
Soulard Farmers Market in St. Louis features locally grown goods as well as several eateries, making it easy to grab a snack while shopping. You can find Campbell, Missouri, peaches from Hahn’s Farm, award-winning artisan goat cheese from Baetje Farms as well as fresh honey, herbs and a variety of plants.
This southwest Missouri market offers everything from bedding plants to fun activities for kids. The market carries a wide variety of items including pasture-raised chicken, pork and eggs from Peak View Farm and vegetables and plants from Wilson Farms Green House and Produce.
Chaumette Vineyard and Winery in Ste. Genevieve combines award-winning wines with delicious Cajun-inspired food at the Grapevine Grill, making it worth the drive. The breath-taking views are a bonus. You can spend the night in one of the winery’s elegant villas.
Stone Hill Winery sits atop a hill in the German town of Hermann, located along the Missouri River. Visit one of Missouri’s most award-winning wineries and take a guided tour of the cavernous arched underground cellars before sampling wine in one of three tasting rooms.
Located just north of Kansas City, Vox Vineyards grows more than 4o different types of grapes, most native to the Midwest. Over the past 20 years, the vineyard has collected and developed their vines from the pioneering work of Thomas Volney Munson in the late 1800s. Vineyard visits are by appointment only.
Established in 2009, the Van Till Family Farm Winery is a family-owned destination winery in rural Ray County. Enjoy a variety of wines – from dry and bold to sweet and delicate – paired with wood-fired oven pizza in a relaxing country setting.