For 10 years, Liz Graznak of Happy Hollow Farm has farmed in the Jamestown area, on loamy soil along Splice Creek, just north of the Missouri River. Happy Hollow Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm.
They offer produce, eggs, flowers & annual fruits through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, 50 weeks a year at the Columbia Farmers Market, through partnerships with a number of locally owned restaurants as well as seasonally at Natural Grocers. About one third of Liz’s CSA customers pick up their weekly CSA shares at the Columbia Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, where you will also find produce for sale to market customers.
Liz joined the Columbia Farmers Market in 2013. Previously, she sold her vegetables at the Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market on Sundays. She moved to the Columbia Farmers Market because “I was bringing home too much produce.” The larger market—with as many as 3,000 customers in the summer months—immediately enhanced her produce sales.
6 1/2 years ago Sylvia Louise, joined Liz & Katie on the farm and 2 & 1/2 months ago, they welcomed Ellowyn June to their farm family. Raising a family on a central Missouri farm has been an amazing experience for Liz & Katie and they are excited to see what the next 10 years bring their way!
Graznak, lives on the farm with her wife, Katie, and their two daughters, Sylvia and Ellowyn. Liz’s organic farming methods include planting a variety of cover crops, using no-till beds and using numerous high tunnels and caterpillar tunnels on a total of 7+ acres. In early spring, she starts all of her own seedlings in a passive solar greenhouse. Liz grows over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables & flowers including: arugula, basil, beets, bok choi, broccoli, broccoli raab, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cantaloupe, cauliflower, celeriac, cilantro, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, endive, escarole, fennel, garlic, fresh ginger, green beans, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, peppers, radishes, spicy greens, summer & winter squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, and watermelon.