3167 Seminary St., Alton, IL 62002 Google Map 618-444-0567

Welcome to the home of Riverbend Roots Farm in Alton, Illinois!

We are growers & providers of good food serving the St. Louis metropolitan area.  We grow vegetables, herbs, flowers, & annual fruits using only ecological, sustainable methods, and offer our produce through local farmers markets, CSA, restaurants and grocery stores.  

In addition, we offer educational services through our apprenticeship program, farm events, and involvement in community projects. 


The Value of Good Farming

January 15th, 2015

Civilization depends on agriculture.  In fact, agriculture is among those rare professions that create civilization. Civilization without agriculture could not exist. Yet, despite this depen

New recipe: Winter Squash braised in Apple Cider

October 27th, 2014

The inspiration for this recipe/template comes from several sources. Most of all it’s driven by what I have on-hand at the moment.   Cube 2 lbs of winter squash Melt 3 Tb butter in a large

New recipe: Mustardy Kale Salad With Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple

October 20th, 2014

Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 3/4-inch pieces 6 tablespoons olive oil kosher salt and black pepper 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoo


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