In the heart of Ferguson, just east of the airport/I-170 and north of I-70. Our address is 233 S. Dade in Ferguson, Missouri. Look us up on Google Maps or give us a call at 314-521-1006 for detailed directions.
EarthDance teaches folks of all ages where their food comes from and how to grow it themselves. Through field trips, tours, volunteering, and our tuition-based Farm & Garden Apprenticeship program, our USDA certified organic farm is committed to agricultural education.
Apprentices, while they pay a tuition fee, could be called “students at the EarthDance Organic Farm School”. EarthDance apprentices (aka “Freshman Farmies”) learn the skills of organic agriculture, through hands-on education in the fields and from experienced farmers and gardeners. It’s like Farm University (and is, in fact eligible for college credit through the University of MO-STL.) Apprentices also receive a weekly share of the harvest, equal to a value of over $400.
We grow dozens of varieties of fruits & vegetables. From Red Kitten Spinach to Korean Giant Asian Pears to Cherokee Purple Tomatoes, EarthDance produce is grown to be enjoyed here in St. Louis. Come visit us on the farm or at the Ferguson Farmers Market to see what’s in season.
EarthDance is home to 25 laying hens and one very friendly farm cat named Talking Tom. During the warm weather, we also welcome Easy Chickens to demonstrate how easy it is to raise laying hens in your own backyard.
EarthDance produce can be found on plates all over St. Louis. EarthDance sells produce at the Ferguson Farmers Market and to chefs and grocers with a local-foods focus. Ferguson-Florissant School District purchases vegetables from EarthDance for fresh produce “taste-tests” at nearby elementary schools and for use in their summer food preservation programs. EarthDance also regularly donates produce to community organizations that provide food to needy individuals and families, such as Operation Food Search.
We are selling at the Ferguson Farmers Market, outdoors at 501 Plaza, every Saturday May-October, and indoors at St. Stephen Episcopal Church, every 3rd Saturday November-March.
We would love to have you out for our weekly free tour (every Saturday at 11 a.m. May-October) or a customized private tour. Please fill out this form at least 48 hours in advance.
We keep growing! Thanks to our two high tunnels, Norm & Levi, we are able to grow fresh, local greens, carrots, and more all winter long. While our production slows down with the shorter days, winter is prime planning season for the farm, our programming, and our non-profit.
EarthDance has a diverse revenue stream, including: crop sales, apprenticeship tuition, private tours and classes, grants, and individual and corporate donations. A significant percentage of our operating budget is earned during Farmers Formal, our annual farm-raiser.