Stuckmeyer’s Farm Market

Jefferson County, Fenton, Missouri

Stuckmeyer Farm and Market lies in Jefferson County in a picturesque valley southwest of Highways 141 and 21 in Fenton, Missouri. The land is rich and fertile because it has been untouched by bulldozers and wanton “development”.

Stuckmeyer Valley

Fourth generation Stuckmeyer family members work hard in the pursuit of their ancestors:  tilling the soil, planting prime seed, and growing and tending plants. All summer the market shelves are full of lovely fresh foods, jars of jellies and other edibles. Farm fresh eggs are here and have a flavor unlike eggs that have been transported to grocery stores. Besides a variety of edible, superb vegetables, colorful annual and perennial flowers and herbs fill multiple greenhouses.

A Sea of Color

Shopping at the farm is a fun experience. Children can see chickens, ducks, a turkey, and a goat and sometimes a few rabbits. Whimsical yard ornaments decorate the shelves. And the display of gigantic mums in the fall is spectacular.

Delicious Foods

The entire month of October is a time of festivities; celebrating the time the growing season of the earth goes to sleep to reawaken when warmth returns to nurture the soil. Halloween is the last day of the year Stuckmeyer’s is open to the public. Every October weekend from 9am to 5pm these are some of the items to enjoy:

Pumpkins!

Pumpkins – Hayrides – Pony Rides – Corn Stalks – Kids’ Barrel Ride – Mini-Pumpkins – Inflatable Slide – Inflatable Farm Train – Gourds – Live Music – Indian Corn – Straw – Fort Spooky – Corn Maze – Caramel Apples – Johnathan, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious Apples – Hot Dogs – Kettle Corn – and the fruit and vegetable market is still open.

October Mums

I’m a bit saddened when the farm closes and fall leaves cover the ground. But I look forward to spring days and watch for the market doors to open, welcoming a new warm season of farm visits and the purchasing (and eating) of good foods.

Fewer and fewer family farms exist across our country. Find them in your area and frequent their markets – eat well and have fun.

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