The Store at Barham Family Farm offers unique products from a number of local suppliers.
Our store is located at 16800 NE 128th St. Kearney MO 64060.
Hours of operation:
Thursday and Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Check the Facebook page to see our lineup of homemade goods and delicious food!
We stock items from Beautiful Day Farm, Little Bill's Pimento Cheese, Hemme Bros. Creamery, Bloom Bakery Co. and Fair Share Farm, as well as private-label items such as pickles, pasta sauce and queso dip.
FEATURED VENDOR: Fair Share Farms
Life In the Soil Means Live Cultures in a Jar
For two decades, Tom Ruggieri and Rebecca Graff have been working from the ground up to fortify the soil on their fourth-generation family farm in Kearney, Mo.
Their efforts to feed the soil using organic cover crops instead of synthetic fertilizers led
to Fair Share Farm Ferments, a line of products which includes green kimchi, escabeche and sauerkraut.
“Giving your soil a diverse diet is really important You are what you eat, so you are what your plants eat,” Tom says. “The soil is the guts of the plant. It’s where are all the digesting happens, and the nutrients are absorbed by the plant.”
Fair Share Farm ferments the organic vegetables using culinary techniques drawn on traditional global foodways. The natural fermentation process only requires a little sea salt, paprika or other spices to result in a burst of natural flavor.
“We are all literally connected to the land,” Tom says. “We’re like a winery or dairy. Ninety-five percent of what is in a jar is from Missouri soil, and it comes through in the flavor.”
Established as a CSA vegetable subscription service in 2003, Fair Share Farm has transitioned to focusing exclusively on value-added products thanks to the addition of a USDA-certified, HAACP-approved onsite farm kitchen.
“I tell people it’s a kitchen without a stove,” he says.
Even with a growing interest in live culture foods, Fair Share continues to educate consumers on the advantages for human gut health. Each jar of fermented raw vegetables naturally contains live cultures in the same way yogurt does.
Fermented foods also complements Barham Family Farm’s pasture-raised meats in more way than one.
“We also rely on healthy soil to graze our pasture-raised livestock, and we’re eager to support fellow Kearney farmers who care for the soil,” says Kenny Barham. “Selling Fair Share’s Ferments at our farm store just makes sense.”
And don't forget to bring the kids to our free petting of our barnyard animals, including goats and chickens!