Pay What You Can Farm Stand

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 the summer 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.

EarthDance’s Pay What You Can Farm Stand will enable anyone to contribute what they can to buy food for their families that supports a just food system, nourishing people and the land.