Visit Our Mansfield, Missouri Seed Headquarters!
Come and enjoy the beautiful Ozark hills and our seed farm and pioneer village; shop for seeds; see our trial gardens, learn about seed growing, enjoy our animals and authentic pioneer village. The village is open Sunday through Friday from 8am until 5pm. We have a festival on the first Sunday of the month March through October. Store hours on those day will be 10am to 5pm.
In the rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks stands a legacy to the passing of time. The homestead act in the mid-1800s encouraged the Rippee family to move west and settle what is reputed to be the longest-lasting homestead in Missouri. The family raised many varieties of produce, birds and animals, and were quite skilled in the crafts of the region. They traded with the Osage Indians and cared for soldiers during the Civil War in their hand-hewn log-cabin.
Bakersville is situated on the original Rippee farm. The Baker Creek Seed Store now stands where the family’s market garden once was. In 2007, we saw the beginning of our historic town. Besides the Baker Creek Seed Store, we also have a speaker barn, an old-time mercantile, herbal apothecary, a natural bakery, garden museum and blacksmith shop, two music barns, a Western jail, a native rock oven, a windmill, our seed warehouses, and many breeds of historic poultry and livestock.
The best part? It’s free (except for the two days each May when the Spring Planting Festival
is in full swing.) Visitors are often surprised when there’s no charge to visit our farm.
We are 10 minutes from Mansfield, MO, home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and only 90 minutes from Branson.