Shugga Wuggas Farm is in a beautiful valley with creek frontage at a bend in the river. It is 10 acres which has been fully surveyed and fenced with welded corners and steep posts. Half of the acreage is open, level ground with rich, black soil while the other half is sloping or high ground. It is also a place with an uncommon amount of natural water. In addition to the 140-foot-deep artesian well, there’s an intermittent spring that is on the east side of the property and the South Jacks Fork River makes up the northern boundary.
Who am I?
Shugga Wuggas Farm is owned and operated by Rosie Moore, an Army Combat Veteran. Rosie is relatively new to the industry although she has had a tremendous amount of hands on training at other farms and has taken up several courses in sustainable food and farming.
What will I do?
Create an abundant productive CSA market garden on 3 acres of land within Texas County, Willow Springs, Missouri.
Connect with the local and wider community to provide seasonal, organic, healthy food.
Use human-scale, efficient tools and techniques to maximize the productive potential of the land.
Promote a viable, attractive and sustainable model of farming to encourage more young people and military veterans into agriculture.
Be a place of learning and sharing through workshops, open days and seasonal events.
Why am I doing this?
To reclaim a focus on food quality, rather than just quantity.
To sell direct to our local community, to bridge the divide between consumer and producer and provide opportunities to understand where food comes from and how it is grown
Reason for Loan
To provide the basics to get us started growing produce and raise livestock
To provide a cool room, allowing us to harvest produce at peak ripeness and store it for the weekly market, reducing food waste and ensuring food is kept at its highest nutritional quality.
To provide hoop tunnels for extending the season so we can offer a broader range of crops to our local community.
To provide low tunnels and crop protection materials (shade cloth, row cover, insect netting) to protect crops in extreme heat waves or when there are insect pest plagues.