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About the Farm

Giving More to the Soil than We Take

Owner Liz Graznak joined a local CSA while attending grad school, and immediately knew she wanted to become an organic vegetable farmer to feed her community.

After working on a number of different farms out east and in the Midwest Liz decided to move back to the Columbia area. Liz established Happy Hollow Farm in 2010, nestled among the rolling hills along the Missouri River. The primary growing fields border the Little Splice Creek bottom and thus benefit from the beautiful silt loam soils that are rich in organic matter. The farm is USDA certified organic and uses a combination of highly managed cover cropping techniques, crop rotations, compost applications, straw mulch and add small quantities of minerals and nutrients.

Happy Hollow Farm continues to be focused on certified organic production and has expanded to nearly 11 acres of veggies, fruit, eggs and flowers that she sells thru the CSA, year round at the Columbia Farmers Market and to a number of local restaurants and grocery stores.  In 2021 Liz was recognized as the Organic Farmer of the Year by the largest Organic Farming Organization in the country, Marbleseed (formerly MOSES).

In 2022, Liz was appointed to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), a federal advisory board under the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and makes recommendations on a variety of issues involving the production, handling, and processing of organic products.

Happy Hollow Farm is 100% Solar-Powered

With the help of a USDA REAP grant & the awesome local MO company Sun Solar, we have installed a 20,000 KW system on the roof of our barn & wash/pack shed. We are now producing 100% of the energy we use with the help of the sun’s solar rays!  The importance of offsetting the farm's electric use is just as important to Liz, as keeping the soils on the farm alive, healthy & vibrant.
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