We’re an 88 acre homestead in Missouri that believes the way that food is grown and mass produced in America is well…bullshit. And because of that, we try not to participate in it as much as possible and encourage others to do the same. We hope to make local foods easy to find, affordable to purchase and absolutely delicious.
We’re also big believers in the farm to table movement. Our goal is to become a personal farm for local St. Louis chefs, restaurateurs and bartenders as well as the modern family. We love to work one-on-one with chefs to grow specific products for their individual needs and culinary dreams. By growing the best, most delicious vegetables that we can, our customers can create the most desirable and memorable dishes possible. From the five star kitchen to the home chef and from our farm to your face.
Allow us to introduce ourselves…
Dave grew up in St. Louis then went to study Industrial Design at Pratt in Brooklyn, NY. There, he harnessed his welding skills and constructed up-cycled furniture from scrap metal and 55 gallon drums. After he left Brooklyn, he moved back to St. Louis where he became part of the crew that builds the City Museum, the Cassilly Crew.
Autumn grew up in Collinsville, IL then moved to Indianapolis and studied Arts Administration at Butler University. At Butler, she studied theater, design and non-profit organizations. After living and working in Indianapolis for a while, she decided to move to downtown St. Louis. That’s when she met Dave, they started dating and later rescued their awesome dog, Cadillac.
Cadillac was found wandering around the remains of a 52 acre cement factory on the north side of St. Louis (Cementland, a project that the late great Bob Cassilly and the Cassilly Crew were building). He was spotted scared and hiding in a bush by Cassilly Crew members Greg and the late great Robbie Dixon on a nice spring day. He was just a little 4 month old fluffball that found his way into our home and hearts. We’re not really sure what breed he is, so when people ask we usually just say that he’s tan. But for real, we think that he’s an akita/pit/mastiff mix of some sort. He’s around 110 pounds and serves as Such and Such Farm’s project manager, when he’s not napping.
Our friends Nathan and his wife, Nicole (Nemo and Tucker) also live on the farm with us. Nathan is a skilled carpenter, all around handyman and painter (namely graffiti and stencil art). Recently, he has been making badass cigar box guitars. His wife, Nicole is an experienced landscaper and gardener.
Such and Such Farms specializes in fresh, local produce, farm made foods and handcrafted up-cycled furniture and art. We believe in growing produce and raising livestock in a natural and environmentally responsible way, without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides. Our goal is to make a positive impact on our surrounding communities through our fresh food and partnerships with urban farming and agriculture.