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The HOMEGROWN Urban Country Fair


When: Saturday October 3 from 10am – 2:30pm

Where: Tower Grove Farmers Market in St. Louis

How: Exhibits, workshops and demos celebrating modern homesteading and how we’re connecting to good food, farmers and the earth. Hands-on, interactive and educational. Kickass music from * Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Brothers Lazaroff and The Northwoods!

What: What are you waiting for – get involved! If you are in the St. Louis area and want to hold a workshop please email Cornelia at If you know of righteous folks doing cool things – from urban farming to bike power to aquaponics and things in between – in St. Louis that you think we should know about – do the same. Here are some of the exhibiting organizations and topics they’ll be showcasing:

The Burning Kumquat Urban Farm at Washington University – Urban Farming

The Greenhorns – Land access and beginning farmers

Organic Valley – Gen-O Farmers and butter-making demos

Floating Farms – Aquaculture

Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association – Um…beekeeping!

YellowTree Farm – Urban Homesteading

Schlafly Beer – Home Brewing

Upcycle Exchange – upcycling and crafting

Rachel Bigler on lacto- fermentation

Sandhill Farm – Intentional communities and organic sorghum products

Our partners include:

All Along Press

The Greenhorns

KDHX Community Media

Local Harvest Grocery, Cafe and Catering

Tower Grove Farmers Market

Also scheduled will be workshops on kefir lebni-making, pickling, grass-based dairy farming and more! A schedule will be posted here soon.

*Sadly, SYGC were in a terrible van accident last week and will not be making it to the Fair.  We wish them the speediest of recoveries! And, unfortunately, the urban farm bike tour has been cancelled. Insurance companies are a drag.

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13 Responses to “The HOMEGROWN Urban Country Fair”

  1. Hi there,
    Featherman Equipment is interested in being at this event and supporting Farm Aid in St. Louis. Our mission is to create rural entrepreneurship by taking the weak link out of pastured poultry raising – an enterprise that Joel Salatin says should be the centerpiece of every farm in America, as it is at his farm, Polyface, Inc.
    Could someone please contact us regarding this?
    Thanks much,
    David Schafer

  2. We have a started a local green website for St. Louis. We are interested in having a booth at your event, can you contact me or is that possible?

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