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. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm in the winter and 8am - 5pm in the summer.
We change hours on daylight savings time dates. 

Our seed store in Petaluma, Ca. is open to the public as well.
199 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952

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.

Baker Creek Restaurant Hours:
Now open Thursday and Friday from 11am - 3pm for the winter months. They will open again each weekday in the Spring through Fall.


More about the Baker Creek Restaurant