Falcon Creek Farm is located in the small town of Competition in the Missouri Ozarks. Missouri is abundant in healing herbs that many call weeds. We showcase these plants to highlight their benefits and have created a few products based on the properties of these herbs. We do not use any fillers, parabens, preservatives or even water. These medicinal herbs grow in prolific abundance on our farm where outdoor spaces are created based on natural and permaculture growing systems.
As a teenager I experienced a severe health crisis. My mother and grandmother were very interested in using herbs and natural healing methods and that is how I started to learn about using plants as medicine.
In 1986, I got a job in a local health food store and read everything I could get my hands on. Since I read most of the books in the store, they asked me to be the store's book buyer. Most of the books were geared towards using capsules though.
In 2000 after another health crisis, I turned to food, herbs, breathing exercises and movement; I am now the healthiest I've ever been. I started studying folk herbalism and learning how to make plant medicine full time in 2008.
I create plant extracts, infused oils, herbal vinegars, dried teas, and spices from my organically grown herbs. With those plant extracts I make rubs/ salves, face creams and a variety of other things you can find on our Products page.
I give weed walks and small tours on the farm and am available to speak at garden clubs and festivals about natural growing methods and using weeds to improve gardens and health.
As the former Sr. Quality Assurance Analyst for a large software company, I take great care in harvesting and processing. My products are created with traditional ingredients that have been used for generations by thousands of people. As many ingredients as possible are grown organically on the farm. All infusions and extracts are made in small batches to ensure freshness. We hope you enjoy these products and that you learn something new on the site.
*All information on this site is intended for educational purposes only. Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, prescribe or prevent disease. Results may vary, and it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.
Contact Jamie at MissouriHerbs(at)gmail(dot)com
Ryan Holm - Permaculturalist and Farmer
My journey to the holistic lifestyle of a Permaculture practitioner started after i was introduced to general philosophy in college. Soon after, I began judging for myself what I believed my personal, appropriate behavior in this world was. I went from an ethical-vegetarian, to vegan, back to vegetarianism and holistic health, then to agriculture and farming, permaculture, education, a bit of environmental activism, and finally getting back to the land and homesteading. This whole thing started with philosophy and mentors for me so being a teacher is a way I hope to express gratitude for those who have guided me here.
My partner Mary and I wanted to take more responsibility for our lives so we decided to invest in the land, natural and living resources, and community. With some thought we decided Missouri is the place for us! After quite the journey, we landed at Falcon Creek Farm with the wonderful Jamie Jackson and dashing Richard Herman. I work to maintain the farm and gardens of Missouri Herbs at Falcon Creek Farm and will be starting a Permaculture education and design business in the Missouri Ozarks called Middle-Waters Permaculture.
Richard Herman has devoted his life’s work to sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, permaculture, and leading youth in wilderness adventures and education. Trained from childhood on Ozarks farms, Herman has done extensive and varied work on three continents. A certified consultant in permaculture, Herman teaches at community colleges and by invitation for numerous organizations.
Richard has worked extensively in perennial forest and savanna gardens, researching and repairing the ecosystems; with this experience, he has built a genetic library of scion wood from fruit and nut trees in his 20 year old food forest. He has a fascination with the chemistry of plants and values the recovery of ancestral knowledge related to their versatility.
Richard helps make salves, zoom-balls, and face oils for Missouri Herbs while also grafting trees, managing our forest, and harvesting herbs for all our products.
Graphics and package design have always inspired my creativity but my first love in life were the local plants. When I was quite young, about 2 or 3 years old, my mother took me on a guided tour of the spring flowers blooming in our rural, in St. Charles County, Missouri yard. I was mesmerized by the many varied patterns and amazing colors. Each blossom was more beautiful than the previous. I had never seen anything so incredible. For several days after that, I spent as much time outside in the yard as I could, hoping to find ever more treasures I was sure, were just around the next corner. One time, a neighboring farmer found me a mile and half from my home, sitting next to his pond looking at flowers. He immediately returned me to my anxious and grateful parents. From then on, my outdoor excursions were closely monitored.
My love of plants and the outdoors did not end there. In my early twenties, I would take weekend motorcycle/camping trips to the Ozarks. I always took plant books along and attempted to identify as many native species as possible. I have always loved the Ozarks and eventually, a life long dream was realized when I was able to buy pristine land here upon which I have since hand-built my own home. Many native herbs already grow here and we are creating new beds to organically grow even more varieties. Once these natural medicinals are harvested, they too will be used in Missouri Herbs products.
As a graphic designer, it is my job to use images and text to tell a story. Upon meeting Jamie Jackson and learning about her passion for creating holistic herbal salves from her own organically grown plants and herbs, I realized I had found a story so compelling and so positive, it just had to be told. It is with great personal satisfaction that I have aligned my efforts with Jamie Jackson and Missouri Herbs to help bring to all of you this great story of how to maintain your personal health, and that of your family, simply, by using herbs and the healing power imbued within plants, effectively, with no side effects, and for relative pennies. To your health!
Contact Ken at kenboschert51@gmail(dot)com.
My interest in natural beauty started upon learning about the toxic chemicals I was using in the form of body care products. In addition, our family has very sensitive skin which reacts to almost all the synthetic cosmetic treatments. My Mother brought home a book about making your own beauty preparations. I started experimenting and got hooked!
My passion is researching ingredients and learning about both their traditional uses, and more modern scientifically known properties. I love providing myself, my family, and other people with pure and natural products that work, are good for your skin, and good for our environment. It may be a small contribution, but every time someone tries my lip balm and loves it, I am thankful to be able to provide something for them and their family, they can all feel good about using, both inside and out!
My other interests include writing (I'm working on a historical fiction novel), hiking, sewing, and learning more about God's creation and how we can use what He has provided for our health and happiness.