2020 brought profound changes at the farm, and a chance to serve our community in new ways. EarthDance set out to meet the challenge of quickly getting immune-boosting food into the hands of those most in need.
In March of 2020, in response to the coronavirus crisis, EarthDance debuted a Pay What You Can Drive-Thru Farm Stand, and continued offering pay what you can pricing at the EarthDance Ferguson Farmers Market booth.
The success of this project inspired us to develop a physical on-farm Farm Stand, geared especially towards serving EarthDance’s neighbors in Ferguson, Dellwood, Berkeley, Kinloch, Calverton Park, and Cool Valley.
With the support of a grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the in-kind gift of design services by the architects of Tao + Lee Associates, EarthDance has begun the process of refurbishing the farm’s tool shed into a Pay What You Can Farm Stand, to open in June of 2021.
Current tool shed
Tao + Lee design for new Farm Stand.
The Farm Stand meets a demand that we hear at least three times a week from neighbors and community members who stop by the farm to see whether they can purchase produce directly on the farm.