Green Gate Family Farm-Certified Organic

Green Gate Family Farm-Certified Organic
Farm Name: Green Gate Family Farm-Certified Organic
Contact Person(s): Katie Nixon and Ken Barber
City: Wheatland
State: MO
Zip: 65779
Farm Description:

Our 67 acre diversified Certified Organic farm is located in the S.W. part of Missouri. We started farming in 2010, and have been expanding our operation every year. Farm production is balanced between intensive vegetable and fruit production, nursery plants, and egg production. We became certified organic in May 2014 through the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. The Kansas City region is the primary market for our farm products, while also trying to serve the rural area where we live. In 2017, we started selling to our local Hickory County Schools and look forward to expanding sales to more schools in the region.

What makes your farm unique?: In Hickory County our farm is one of the exceptions in that most of the farms around us are cow calf operations. There are a number of people interested in farming fruits and vegetables, the newly started Hickory County Farmers Market is a testament to this, but most of these farmers are producing at a very small scale. One of our goals is to help build a better produce market in the region. By doing this we can improve local sales for our operation and for other farmers. In the long run, a market environment where all farmers can thrive will benefit farms at an individual level and help move small farming in Hickory County toward economic viability.
Specialty Items: Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, broccoli, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, green beans, bamboo, sunroot (aka Jerusalem artichoke), potatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, cabbage, salad greens, cooking greens, garlic, onions, leeks, winter squash, summer squash, blueberries, rhubarb, apples, Asian pears, European Pears, persimmons, free-range duck eggs, free-range goose eggs, free-range chicken eggs, free-range turkey eggs, mushrooms, fresh herbs, fresh cut Flowers, Bedding Plants (including herbs, vegetables, flowers, and fruits) and more!
Where to buy?: Brookside Farmers Market, Whole Foods (nursery plants), CSA Share, Restaurants: Rye KC, Story, The Farmhouse
Farmers Markets Where You Sell?: Brookside Farmers Market
CSA Distribution Info: NEW this year! We will be offering a limited number of CSA Shares. They will be distributed on Saturdays at the Brookside Farmers Market for KC customers and locally (near the farm) mid-week for our rural customers.
CSA Share Structure: Please consult our website for all the details
CSA: What can shareholders expect in their share?: Over the course of the spring/summer/fall seasons we will offer a variety of unique fruits and vegetables ass well as the staples everyone loved- like tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, greens, etc. . .)! Eggs shares are also available.
Exceptions to Farmer Pledges: none
Farm Phone : 816-809-5074
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Listing Title: Green Gate Family Farm-Certified Organic