Wild Moon Cottage is a small working homestead in the pristine Ozark Mountains. We have dairy goats, poultry, organic herb and vegetable gardens, a start of a tiny fruit orchard, several black walnut trees, wild berries and fields of wildcrafting goodness. We raise our own milk, our own eggs, much of our own medicine and food. I do laundry by hand, make my own vinegar, candles, soap, bread, cheese ........ For a living I am an artist and herbalist. My goal for myself and our homestead is to be as self sufficient and self sustaining as possible.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Baker's Creek information

So many people have asked about it that it's getting a blog post  :)

Baker's Creek ( http://rareseeds.com/ ) is located just north of Mansfield Mo. I'll add directions below. They are several things but the main one is that they sell Only Non-GMO Seeds, Only Open Pollinated and most are Heritage.

They have a little Pioneer Town set up and have Heritage Days every 1st Sunday of the month from March to November, except May. These days are Free and include local vendors selling their homemade, homegrown, handcrafted goods. They also have live music and comedy, a working blacksmith, bakery, restaurant that works on donation, apothecary, the wonderful seed store and very nice bathrooms.

Last year there were vendors selling Hemp things, fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, jams and jellies, roasted peppers, cactus, herbs and herbals (not just me), period clothing, soap, plants of all kinds, hand carved wooden tools, kettle corn, freshly milled flour grain ... there were herbalists, spinners, carvers, organic growers,

In May they have a special 2 day Spring Fest event. It costs 5.00 per person to get in. The same as above except a lot more of it. Way more vendors and music etc..

Heritage Days http://rareseeds.com/heritagedays

Directions: It's back a ways but easy to find. You take 60 to Mansfield, to N 5, the exit for Laura Ingles Museum. There should be a sign for Baker's Creek but you may not see it until you exit. Go north
on 5 for about 1.5 miles and there's a big Baker's Creek sign on the left, turn there. It turns into a gravel road, just keep going and follow the signs. You won't miss it.

Well, that's all I can think of.

I hope everyone who wants to can make it out there this year, it's a good thing. And if you do make it out, stop by and say hello :) Ask for the herb seller or herbalist, I'm usually set up across from the apothecary.

1 comment:

Knitted Home said...

I didn't realize there was a Laura Ingles Museum! I've never been to Missouri, but maybe I should make a roadtrip sometime to see the museum and stop by Baker's Creek to say hello. I've loved reading all your blog posts. I wish I could live more simply, for sure.
Thanks for the info :)