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

Jowler Creek Winery

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.

Shatto Milk Company

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.

City Market - Kansas City

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.

Day Two

Heartland Dairy Tours

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.

Soulard Farmers Market

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.

OakGlenn Winery

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.

Day Three

Warrensburg Farmers Market

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.

Whirlwind Ranch Alpacas

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.

Les Bourgeois Winery A-Frame

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.

Day Four

Crystal Creek Ranch

A 1,000-acre ranch, one mile from the Jacks Fork River and Alley Spring Mill; five miles from the Current River. We offer unique lodging adventures, including our tree retreat; sheepherder's wagon; log cabins; the old red barn; and modern ranch houses for groups. There is a museum of horse-drawn equipment and farm primitives; a three-acre lake; two miles of running streams; a nature trails; and recreation center. Most outside activities are free. We have self-guided ranch tours; a small-animal area; camping; horseback riding; labyrinth; hayrides; and a four-level overlook deck. Our air-conditioned main hall is available for private events.

Lazy L Safari Park

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.

Chaumette Vineyards and Winery

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.

Day Five

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park

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.

Williams Creek Winery

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.

Webb City Farmers Market

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.

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