Cape Locally Grown is a group of small farms, food artisans, wildcrafters and gardeners located around Cape Girardeau, Missouri. All member farms are dedicated to supplying their customers with the freshest and highest quality vegetables, herbs, baked goods, milled products, dairy, eggs, meats, fruits, flowers, and transplants. Participating farms vary in size and specialty, but all carry the common thread of dedication to creating a sustainable local food community.
The participating farms of Cape Locally Grown work together to achieve steady and dependable means of supplying the highest quality produce and other products. Cape Locally Grown works to find new and innovative methods to support our local economy, provide meaningful work, and return to a more self-sufficient community life.
Cape Locally Grown was founded in the fall of 2014 through the combined efforts of a few growers, artisans and consumers concerned about establishing a local safe food supply.
Why Support Locally Grown?
Enhance local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: Cape Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
Eat healthier: Most grocery store foods travel from 1,500 to 2,500 miles from farm to table. Studies have shown that fresher foods are healthier foods as foods lose vitamins and nutrition in storage.
Unfortunately, for many years our area has lessened its dependence on local food and local farmers and has trusted in the global food supply present in grocery stores and supercenters. We are now in need of rebuilding the network of our local farms and farmers producing foods (not just agricultural inputs and commodities) that make a region strong, resilient, and sustainable.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health and the strength of our Southeast Missouri region.
With Cape Locally Grown you order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The weekly email lists the produce, milled products, fresh flowers, and artisan goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
Other Important Items
Each Monday evening, an email is sent to everyone with an account, letting them know the website is open for the week. Customers place their orders for the week any time after that email goes out, but no later than Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Orders are placed here on our website.
Growers receive their orders that same night and harvest on Thursday and Friday.
Picking Up Orders
Families can pick-up their orders on Saturday delivery (Sunday if bad weather on Saturday). You will pay for your order when you pick it up at the drop off point. At this time, cash and check are the payment options available.
Gift Certificates are available! If you would like to purchase a gift of health and flavor, please consider a Locally Grown gift certificate. You can decide the amount and the lucky recipient can purchase locally grown produce without having to pay membership fees!
Sponsor a membership! If you would like to sponsor a membership for an individual or family, please contact us.
Still have questions? Please email Lance Green.