Moyer Farms is a family owned produce farm in Richmond, MO. We started the business in 2011 with two simple goals: provide a good life for our family and grow healthy food. We work hard to achieve these goals and are proud to be part of the farming community that is growing healthy food for our local markets.
We grow a variety of produce, including tomatoes, sweet corn, arugula, kale, greens, onions, garlic, peppers, green beans, cucumbers, watermelon, and cantaloupe to name a few. We also raise grass fed beef and bottle raw honey from our own or other local bee hives. Our season wraps up in the fall with pumpkins, gourds, mums, straw and various fall décor. We are not certified organic, but we do our best to minimize chemical use and use sustainable farming practices. We are also GAP certified (Good Agricultural Practices implemented to ensure food safety). Here are a few other highlights of our operation:
Raise between 40-60 acres of produce throughout the season
60’ x 100’ climate controlled barn with a 20’ x 60’ cooler to safely store product
Produce is grown in open fields as well as in high tunnels and greenhouses
Hydroponics system added in 2020
Incorporate cover crops as much as possible into our planting rotation
If you want to know a little more about us, read on…..
We (Nathan and Erin) started Moyer Farms in an effort to build a farming business that could not only provide for our 4 kids, but also include our kids. We are both 2nd generation farmers and grateful to be farming for a living (except when it has rained for 2 weeks solid, been a drought, or hail and wind just pummeled the fields..…then we start imagining what it would be like to sell everything and move to Colorado, wait tables, and be ski bumsJ).
Nathan has always been in agriculture. Growing up, he put in a LOT of hours on his parent’s produce farm. He graduated from Northwest Missouri University in 1999 with a bachelors in agricultural business. He worked for over 15 years in the agricultural industry, gaining valuable business and agronomy skills on his path to farming on his own. He finally took the plunge in 2016 and started farming full time. Being able to put his ideas into action and have his family be a part of the journey has definitely been worth the struggles.
Erin graduated from the University of Missouri in 1998 with a bachelors in agricultural economics and from the University of Kansas in 2003 with a bachelors in nursing. She has been a registered nurse at North Kansas City Hospital since 2003 and is also a certified health coach through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. She is passionate about health and wellness and believes strongly in the importance of good food for good health. The Moyer kiddos are enjoying being a part of the family business. However, they are still convinced the barn would make an awesome American Ninja Warrior Gym or massive basketball court.J They seem to think that would be more fun than picking tomatoes!