Slow Food Katy Trail’s
2015 FAYETTE FARM TOUR
Sunday, May 31 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
3030 Highway 240, Fayette, MO • Guided tour 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.
☛ To get to Blue Bell Farm from Columbia: Head west on I-70. Take exit 121 (the Midway/Fayette exit) to merge onto MO-240 W/US-40 W toward Missouri UU/Fayette and travel for 9 miles. Continue right to follow MO-240 W, then drive 5 more miles to 3030
|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.
☛ To get to Sullivan Farms from Blue Bell Farm, please follow these directions since Google Map directions are not correct! Turn right onto MO-240 W and drive 6.7 miles. Turn right onto MO-124 E and go another 5.8 miles. Turn left onto County Road 109 and drive 1.5 miles, then turn right onto County Road 102. Their farm, 637 CR 102, will be on the left. Look for the Slow Food Katy Trail Farm Tour sign.
**** 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 www.slowfoodusa.org and click on Donate. Send us an email at: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, or call 573-220-5354 on the day of the tour.