Tonia's story... In 2004, we bought this 146 acre farm and have achieved many of our goals and dreams here. My husband utilizes nearly 100 acres for the production of mixed grass and alfalfa hay that we sell throughout the year. I started my nursery business in 2005, doing mainly vegetable plants, herbs, geranium cuttings from plants that my grandma had given me, and a few annual bedding plants. Each year I've tried to add a few new varieties and last year I started offering some perennials. There are 2 greenhouses that are used for growing vegetable and ornamental plants and another that is used for vegetable and fruit production, plus an orchard of about 60 dwarf fruit trees (apricots, apples, and peaches just to name a few) and also blackberries. After the spring plant sales have slowed, I begin to focus more on the vegetable garden and canning. Last year, we achieved one of our biggest dreams and built a home right here on our farm! We are constantly evolving and hopefully improving-- and just trying to appreciate the journey instead of focusing on the destination.
Sweet Soil Farm is located in Washington, MO and is owned and operated by sisters Jen & Nikki. We’ve grown our love for gardening into a small farm that provides the community with fresh, locally grown products, including produce, vegetable starts and cut flowers. All of our crops are field grown, and we are focused on growing in a manner that rejuvenates the soil, encourages biodiversity and fosters our families’ love and appreciation of farming and a farmer’s ability to heal the planet. Visit our website or find us on Facebook or Instagram and follow along in our farming journey to bring you beautiful flowers and food with flavor.
Hi friends! I've managed the market since 2011, and I'm excited to help you get to know our vendors through this blog. I like to say that the people are what make our market so special, and I'm sure you'll agree. We hope to see you at the market soon!