Our village

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, and enjoy our animals and authentic pioneer village. 

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.

Learn about us in: New York TimesWall Street Journal  NPR.

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 farm-to-table vegan restaurant, speaker barn, an old-time mercantile, herbal apothecary, a natural bakery, 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.

Visitors are often surprised when there’s no charge to visit our farm.
(Festivals do require parking tickets to measure capacity)

We are 10 minutes from Mansfield, MO, home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and only 90 minutes from Branson.
Baker Creek is pleased to welcome guests to Bakersville, our Mansfield, Mo. farm, seed store, and restaurant. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 8am through 4pm in the winter and 8am through 5pm in the summer. We change hours on daylight savings time dates. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 11am through 3pm except in winter. Please email [email protected] during the winter months to confirm when they are open. 

Our seed store in Petaluma, Ca. is open to the public as well.
110 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
Their hours are Sunday through Thursday 10am - 4pm.
Closed on Friday, Saturday, Easter day, Thanksgiving day, and Christmas day

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
2278 Baker Creek Road
Mansfield, MO 65704

Main office:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Fax: (417) 924-8887
email: [email protected]

Seed Store and Village Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. in the summer)
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. We change hours on daylight savings time dates.

Baker Creek Restaurant Hours:
Open each weekday from 11am - 3pm, Spring through Fall. Open Thursday and Friday from 11am - 3pm for the winter months.


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