Karbaumer Farm is a small, seventeen-acre farm just outside Platte City and Kansas City, Missouri. We've been growing vegetables here since 2004. Almost three acres are in vegetable production.
We say we are farming "back to the future" because our farm is powered by draft horses. To help protect air and planet, our vegetables are grown without chemicals of any kind. We sell our produce to local restaurants and families who live nearby. Gleaners from After The Harvest pick up our extra vegetables and distribute them to families who are in need of healthy food. We collect rain water to reduce water consumption and we purchase 'green power' from our local utility. Our old farmhouse is heated with two wood-burning stoves we feed by cutting our own firewood.
Our bees produce honey in hives we keep behind the barn and our hens roam freely in the afternoon sun. The horses, goats and a little donkey graze the pastures contentedly. Animals who come to live on our farm have found their forever homes.
We take orders for processed chickens and turkeys from Mast Pastured Poultry in Jamesport, Missouri. The Masts own a small Amish farm and raise their poultry on pasture and in accordance with the Food Circle pledges. We do not charge the farm or the consumer for this service.
"There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man." Winston S. Churchill