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Common Reader 2017-2018: The Good Food Revolution: Local Food Resources

Urban Roots Farm Springfield, MO


Urban Roots Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown four season urban vegetable farm located in downtown Springfield Missouri. Owners Adam and Melissa Millsap have worked this 1.7 acre farm since 2010 growing vegetables year round using natural and sustainable teqniques.

Buying from local farmers supports your local economy, it keeps dollars circulating in your community, and helps small businesses to succeed.

You can buy Urban Roots Produce through the CSA program which is like having a subscription to the farm, our Farm Stand located on the farm, or a number of other local stores which you can find here.


Finding Local Food


The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Want to support this great web site? Shop in our catalog for things you can't find locally!



Farmers’ Market season is in full swing as summer kicks off. The Missouri Farmers’ Market Directory contains detailed information about Missouri's farmers’ markets. The farmers’ market is a great place to find homegrown tomatoes, berries, potatoes, green beans and many other fresh, local products. AgriMissouri™ encourages everyone to visit their local farmers’ market.


The Fair Grove's Farmers Market is located under a pavilion at the Historic Wommack Mill in downtown Fair Grove. The Market has become a great place for community groups to raise funds for their cause. The Market setting is unique in that it has a certified kitchen on the grounds, allowing the Market to offer prepared foods.

Food Organizations in Missouri


EarthDance is a 501c3 non-profit organization that operates an Organic Farm School on the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi. Located in a peri-urban neighborhood of North St. Louis County, the historic Mueller Farm was established in 1883, before the City of Ferguson (in which the farm is located) was founded.


Cultivate Kansas City is a locally-grown non-profit working to grow food, farms and communities for a healthy local food system. We grow food. We're farmers who work to feed you, your family and your community good, fresh, real food right here in Kansas City. We grow farms. We're educators, trainers, facilitators and organizers. We work to help growers develop skills and access resources to start sustainable farm businesses on our city's vacant land. We grow community. We bring people together. We help farmers connect with each other. We help farmers connect to their neighbors and community. We help you connect with your farmers.