Saturday, May 30, 2015

Save the date

The second Slow Food Katy Trail 2015 farm tour is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 19, and will feature three Ashland-area farms: Salad Garden, Blue Fox Farm, and River Hills Harvest. More information, including the event flyer, will be posted soon.

We invite you to join us on this tour and get a close-up look at some of the farmers who produce good, clean and fair food in mid-Missouri.

Friday, May 15, 2015

SFKT 2015 Fayette Farm Tour flyer

Follow the link below to print or download a handy single-page pdf flyer that contains all the info you'll need to attend the May 31 Fayette farm tour featuring Blue Bell Farm and Sullivan Farms. If you click on the directions to each farm you'll be taken to a Google map leading to that destination, or just follow the printed directions. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SFKT's 2015 Fayette Farm Tour on Sunday, May 31

Slow Food Katy Trail’s


Sunday, May 31 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Blue Bell Farm

3030 Highway 240, Fayette, MO • Guided tour 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Sullivan Farms

637 County Road 102, Fayette, MO • Guided tour 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join Slow Food Katy Trail Sunday, May 31, as we spend the afternoon exploring some of the farms that supply fresh, sustainably grown food to the Central Missouri region. This tour is designed to acquaint you with local farmers and give you an up-close look at their production methods and farming styles. Please feel free to ask them questions about how they grow their food.

The tour follows the order listed above, at the times specified, so please join us at Blue Bell Farm beginning at 12:45 p.m. to get ready for the 1 p.m. tour, then follow us up the road to Sullivan Farms for their 3 p.m. tour. You can find more information about each of the farms and what you’ll see there on tour day at the Slow Food Katy Trail web site.

Blue Bell Farm's one-acre vegetable garden is located beside the event barn to allow easy access to the certified commercial kitchen and wash area. 

We begin at Blue Bell Farm, a seventh-generation Missouri farm that specializes in hosting on-the-farm events. One of Missouri’s oldest Century Farms, it has become a popular venue for weddings, parties and farm-to-table events during the past year. Their farm-raised produce, grown with entirely organic inputs, is often featured. Owner Jamie Bryant will show us around the flourishing vegetable ­operation, then Derek Bryant will guide us through the barn/event center. Herd manager Laura Korte will show us Blue Bell’s thriving grass-fed, grass-finished cattle operation and tell us about the heritage turkeys, pasture-raised chickens and sheep she produces with her own Country Neighbors Farm. Both operations are committed to following organic principles and taking a whole-farm approach to land management. Country Neighbors products may be available for purchase at the end of the tour.

Bill and Brittany Sullivan at the farm with one of their goats.

Next we drive to Sullivan Farms, where young farmers Bill and Brittany Sullivan raise heritage “pasture pork,” grass-fed and grass-finished goat meat, vegetables, eggs, jams, jellies and more. Their hogs are fed whey (a cheese by-product) and non-GMO feed. The Sullivans are passionate about the way they farm, and they believe in raising happy, healthy hogs. They’ll have products available for sale at the end of the tour, including samples and full servings of their popular “shave ice,” made with their own organic syrups in flavors such as elderberry, lime, pomegranate and pineapple.

**** Please leave your dogs at home! • Smoking is prohibited on all farms. ****

Slow Food Katy Trail
is the mid-Missouri chapter of Slow Food USA,
and part of a global movement.

Slow Food advocates for food and farming policy that is good for the public, good for the planet, and good for farmers and workers. Food that is good, clean and fair. Slow Food Katy Trail heartily welcomes new members and new energy for the cause. To join our chapter, please go to and click on Donate. Send us an email at: Follow us on Facebook. Come talk to us on the tour and learn more!

See the Slow Food Katy Trail Facebook page for more info and updates. 

There is no rain date, so check Facebook or the web site for tour cancellation info in the event of heavy rain or storms. You also may email for more info, or call 573-220-5354 on the day of the tour.