1. Potosi Farmer’s Market – Kick off your day at the Washington County Farmer’s Market- headquarters for the Home Grown Farm Tour where tour information, self-guided maps and brochures will be available 8 am – 2 pm. If you prefer to let us do the driving, there will be guided tours on an airconditioned van, leaving from the market for $8 per person. From 10 am – 1 pm Ag Specialists from Lincoln University will present tips on plant disease management, natural pest control and other garden techniques. The market provides the area with locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, jams, jellies, breads and other goods throughout the summer. Stroll through the market and talk to the farmers who grow your food! Market Schedule - Saturdays from 8 am to sellout (Noonish), mid-June thru October. Behind the County Courthouse at 102 N. Missouri Street, Potosi.
2. Tower Garden/Juice Plus —See the growing Tower Garden booth at the Potosi Farmer’s Market. Tower Garden is a vertical, aeroponic growing system that allows you to grow up to 20 vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers in less than 3 square feet- indoors or out. Grow plants 3x faster with greater yields using 10% of the land and water of traditional methods.
3. Washington State Park — Defined by petroglyphs, quaint hiking shelters and incredible Ozark overlooks. Easy access to the Big River makes the park great for swimming or fishing and the park’s three hiking trails address every type of hike from easy strolls to power hikes. Buildings constructed by African-American Civilian Conservation Corps stonemasons complement the park and add to its sense of history. Camping and interpretive programming add to your outdoor experience. In addition, Missouri Park Adventures at Thunderbird Lodge offers cabin rentals, a swimming pool, watercraft, float trips, and a dining lodge during the on-season. During the Home Grown Farm Tour, Washington State Park will host activities at Thunderbird Lodge near the Big River Day Use Area. Activities at the informational booth including meeting with park staff, self-guided tours, and nature activities for children form 10 am – 4 pm. The park is open from 7 am to sunset. 13041 State Highway 104 Entrance across from Dollar General 23596 N. State Hwy 21, Cadet.
4. The Country Corner Antiques & Florist – Step back in time when you visit The Country Corner Florist, Antiques & Gifts featuring handpicked antiques. You can also browse our gift shop to find modern and unique gifts, jewelry, accessories, home décor, candles, children’s novelties and much more. Sample our smooth and creamy freshly made fudge or pick up a snack and cold beverage. You will see our homegrown mums in the outdoor mum garden. Check out other plants, birdhouses and garden decorations. Lots of room to park to meet up with friends and find special sales at our shop. Stop by and visit. 10052 W. State Hwy. 8, Potosi -
5. Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard – A third generation farm, repurposed as a vineyard and winery. Enjoy the vintage buildings and beautiful organic vegetable and flower gardens! Taste award-winning wines from our chambourcin grapes. New this year is Edg-Clif Brewing Company, offering hand crafted beers. Snacks and restrooms available. Edg-Clif will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and tours will be held at 10:30, 12:30 & 3:00. Live music provided by The Idea Men from 2 - 5 pm. Regular hours are 11 am to 5 pm Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays. Open Fridays from 2 - 7pm Memorial Day – Halloween. 10035 Edg-Clif Drive, Potosi
6. Sacred Fire Farms —Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks,this historical century farm has two natural springs and serves as an interactive education station for sustainable living, contemporary & traditional herbalism and the arts. It is the home of owners Michael and Nancy Herold. Nancy is the fifth generation to reside on this property originally purchased by her Cherokee great-great grandmother & is a holistic wellness coach. Michael does custom woodworking & design. Black walnuts, jellies, jams, crafts, seasonal vegetables & herbs will be available for sale. 12804 State Hwy W., Bourbon, MO 65441 (573) 732-5053. Take Highway 185 northwest towards Sullivan for approximately 16 miles, turn left onto Highway N for approximately 6.5 miles, turn left onto Highway W for approximately 2.8 miles, driveway for the farm will be on your right.
7. Brazil Creek Boer Goats Farm — A diverse family farm with dairy and meat goats, dairy cows, chickens and guinea hens. Learn about 'muck bucket' and 'hay bale' gardening, while Gerald prepares his fall crops for planting. Don't miss Tanya's fresh jams and jellies and other farm products for sale. 10585 Paul Rd., Bourbon, MO 65441
8. Chazelle Brothers Farm — A family owned farm business in the Berryman area that raises cattle as a cow/calf operation with 130 cows. We have been in operation for over 40 years. Come take a hay wagon ride at either 10 am or 1 pm and see our cows, calves and bulls. You will have the opportunity to be among the cattle and a chance to feed range cubes to the cattle. Weather permitting a hay bale rolling will be demonstrated. Tours begin and end at Chazelle Brothers Farm just west of the farm house. You can also visit their feed store in town. 22016 West State Highway 8 (13 miles west of Potosi)
9. Forshana Farm — Know your farmer, know your food. Come visit Forshana Farm, growing a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants. We market our produce at the Washington County Farmers Market. We use sustainable farming practices such as composting, green manures and integrated pest management. Fresh, seasonal produce will be for sale at the farm Saturday 10 - 4 pm. 16270 West State Highway 8. (Visit us on Facebook)
10. Hill Family Farm — The Hills have owned this farm since 1996. They have a large vegetable garden and a milk cow named Elsie. Dave loves to tell a story and how he got this cow is a good one! You can purchase milk and eggs but please bring your own glass jar. There will be a milking demonstration at 3 PM. The Hills provide the milk for some of the cheeses that will be sampled at the Field Dinner Saturday night. 10154 Younker Road, Potosi (First farm on your right.)
11. Farmhouse 1807 — Named for the 207-year old farmhouse still standing proudly on the original farmland. See sheep and alpacas grazing in the field. Browse the General Store filled with antiques, wood items & architectural birdhouses. Meet Rick, the craft-style artist in residence and member of The American Craftsman’s Guild who has been featured in Country Living Magazine. Stroll around the property, shop the store or just sit and enjoy the scenery. Take home fresh baked goods and veggies while they last! Open Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. 20637 S. Route 21, Caledonia. 573-315-0257
12. The Old Caledonian Bed & Breakfast —Located in the grand Ruggles-Evans-Dent House, which was built in 1849 on four grassy, wood-lined acres right on the main street of Caledonia. This beautiful house is listed on the US Register of Historic Places. Our breakfasts are prepared by a trained, experienced chef, using locally-sourced ingredients. We hand-crank sausages in our own kitchen, and our bacons and hams are often cured and smoked in-house! Our afternoon teas celebrate Caledonia’s founders’ Scottish heritage. Sample some of the Old Caledonian’s cuisine while benefitting the Farm Tour Agriculture Scholarship. Purchase a lunch featuring Jon’s house made country herb sausage and sides for $12. Limited to 60 lunches, so call 573-438-8555 to RSVP! 116 S. State Hwy 21, Caledonia (Park at the Caledonia Park Red Barn and follow signs!)
13. Rowe Crop Farm — Experience our family owned and operated 3rd annual corn maze. We’re located in Caledonia, near the Red Roof Farm pumpkin patch and will be open during the fall for all ages. Our maze is 16 acres of corn paths that twist, turn and dead end. Put your navigation skills to the test! There are concessions, seating, fire pit and restrooms available. For small children, we have a slide and corn pit to play in. On the day of the farm tour, we will be available to answer questions and we will have our farm equipment set up to look at. Tickets for the maze will be $5 or less. We’ll also be selling fresh kettle corn! 10766 Webster Road, Caledonia. (Visit us on Facebook)
14. Food Train Farmer’s Market & Market Store —Located in the old city hall building in the Caledonia city park. In our store we offer a broad selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, some organic. Some of the produce is locally grown and sold in our store under consignment. We also offer a selection of value-added products from local producers. Items include: pork products from The Nutty Pig Farm, Saco Valley Farm free-range chicken and duck eggs, bedding plants from Spring Moon Farm, jams and jellies from Granny Anne. There will also be a variety of outdoor vendors in the pavilion with a broad selection of food and crafts. Open Fridays 11 am – 5 pm and Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm. 130 Webster Road, Caledonia.