1-314-810-2685 farmers@backdoorharvest.com

Why you should choose us…

Our farmers understand the impacts of homegrown vegetation. First and foremost- there’s not a lot that can beat the taste of a fresh picked vegetable!! Their flavors will awaken your taste buds and have you questioning why we settle for commercial veggies. When was the last time you saw the true color of a vine ripened tomato, or heard the snap of a green bean being picked right off of the bush? Mmm… get your senses ready, because they are in for an overhaul this season!

Second, your garden will help benefit the environment. Your vegetables are brought in fresh from the yard- not trucked in from a faraway state or country! No trucks on the highway or planes in the air means, gas used or carbon emitted is next to none. That equates to your radishes leaving almost no carbon footprint! And- since the vegetables we grow are maintained using organic practices- you can rest assured that not only are there zero added chemicals or pesticides, but also that each plant you grow is not genetically modified. Like they say- if it ain’t broke…

Last, you have bragging rights! No dish will taste as good as the one you serve fresh picked from your garden. Sharing with your friends and family is great, and you will get lots of oohs and aahs- we bet on it!

About Our seeds…

Our plants are started indoors with great care. Almost every seed we have is certified organic, and most are an heirloom, open-pollinated variety. That fancy title just means they haven’t been tinkered with. The plant grown will produce exactly what Mother Nature intended it to- and at the correct pace. There is no need to alter the cycle of a plant to ensure freshness or ripeness, because you can watch it with your eyes. Of course- smell it, too! The seeds are planted in a soil that is enriched with the nutrients needed for a healthy start, then transplanted into your garden for the rest of its days…

Our Peeps...

Marsha Giambalvo

Marsha’s green thumb has been an integral part of Backdoor Harvest.  She has been organic small-scale farming for over 20 years, starting early in life with her parents gardens.  While expanding her knowledge of growing, she became part of an elite group accepted into the MO Botanical Master Gardener Program. Marsha volunteers with local community gardens in the St. Louis area, as well as is an experienced beekeeper.  She belonged to the Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association, and encourages anyone who has the slightest desire to keep bees to ask her questions- she can talk ‘bees’ all day… “I act like the bees and I have been best friends my whole life- and can’t be quiet about it!”

Melissa Mohr

Melissa is a graduate with a B.S. in Health Management/Sports Medicine. She was a starting Division I athlete for a highly decorated softball program.  Melissa had been running two health club facilities, along with personal training private clients.“After that, I was looking to the next chapter in my life. I asked myself 3 questions. How can I: make a difference, make a living, and enjoy what I am doing?”
“Fresh farming is something I strongly believe in- fresh, local food is paramount for the well being of both the community and the earth. Helping people to both reconnect with the community-feel and stay active is where I choose to be. I believe that the career a person chooses is both an element of who they are and the difference they want to be a part of.”

Herschel - vermin catcher, extraordinaire...

Herschel is the newest addition to the team, and is usually on rounds with Marsha.  This dude loves to get his paws dirty, and is super amazing at digging holes in less than 5 seconds…