At FMO, we pride ourselves on being a market created by integrity and trust. This is why FMO conducts annual inspections with our vendors to ensure food safety and integrity behind our product brand. Our inspections take us over the river and through the woods, and into the barnyards, kitchens and workshops of some great local people – like the Boosey family of Blue Heron Farm in Marshfield, MO!
About Blue Heron Farm
Blue Heron Farm, family owned and operated by James and Jeannie Boosey and their two sons, is situated on 50 beautiful rolling acres. Featuring open pastures, forested hillsides and a large pond, Blue Heron Farm is home to not only the Boosey family, but also hundreds of chickens, ducks and geese, several enormous Berkshire pigs (Penny, Rosie, Bear and a couple of groups of piglets), a large garden and a room full of microgreens. Everything on Blue Heron Farm is all natural and chemical free, and the poultry are all free range birds. The pigs are often out on pasture and in the woods as well, and it is not uncommon to see poultry and pigs foraging together. Both sets of critters are very friendly with people, and a muddy trip across the marsh was worth it to have Penny the Berkshire pig and her piglets wander out of a thicket to greet the FMO team!
The Boosey family is very passionate about food, and they love to share this passion with others through their duck, chicken and goose eggs, vegetables and microgreens. The living and nutritious microgreens have created a real niche market for Blue Heron Farm – James says that both customers and chefs are excited about this unique product. Examples of sprouts found in the tasty and varied microgreens include radish, broccoli and pea shoots, just to name a few. Blue Heron Farm products can be found at Farmers Market of the Ozarks on Saturdays and most Thursdays, and in local restaurants like Metropolitan Farmers and Farmers Gastropub.
Products: Microgreens, pea shoots, seasonal vegetables, free range chicken, duck and goose eggs