Updates

New Arrival! Meet "El Jefe Guapo" (The Handsome Chief). So named because he was born on Cino de Mayo and his sires name is Chief! He is a few days old now and is thriving and energetic. He is awaiting the births of 5 more cria, 3 of which are due this weekend.

A tribute photo of Jack and Gus both of whom we lost to menningeal worm in the last two years. We miss you boys!

Shady Meadows Farm wishes a warm and Merry Christmas to all! It's a frosty morning here on the farm as you can see by looking at the blue birds out my window.

If you are looking for a group activity this Christmas, we cordially invite you to call or text and arrange for a farm visit. Your family...

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We have suffered some losses this year, but was surprised to find this deadout in #7 which had been so prolific all season. These were NWC and were from a package. There were plenty of food stores, so not quite final on what took them out.

It was a hard season for most beekeepers I've talked to....

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Closed for public picking. Our harvest rates have fallen to a point where we are just getting a few pounds per day. You can call and check if we have any for sale. We still have jelly and syrup available.

Thanks for a great picking season!

We are still open for visiting and learning about alpac...

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Blackberry Syrup

$7.00

We offer fresh homemade blackberry syrup for sale on site!

Blackberry Jam

$3.50–$12.00

We offer fresh homemade jams both seeded and seedless! Choose from 4 oz / 8 oz / 16 oz jars.

Available for sale on site.

Blackberry Picking Just Around The Corner!

Our Triple Crown blackberries are taking on color and are just a couple of weeks out from being ready for picking!

Keep checking here for updates and schedules for picking.

We're working on expanding again as you can see in the photo!

We are looking ...

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Testimonials

a year ago
Awesome visit! My wife and I stopped by just before noon on a Saturday. Jeff was more then welcoming and helpful. Took time out of his day to show us around the entire farm and gave us the ins and outs of their operations. Jeff definitely knows his stuff and was very open about how everything works; from his blackberries to the bee hives. Has definitely sparked a fire with my wife and starting our own ranch.
- Rob M
a year ago
Alpacas were nice quality and service was amazing!
- hannah C
11 months ago
Loved it
- richard m

Welcome!

Shady Meadows Farm is a small operation involved in raising registered alpaca, U-Pick/We-Pick Blackberries, and honeybees.

Agritourists are always welcome and we love it when folks stop by for a look. You can feed the alpaca from your hands, walk through the blackberry patch, even don a beekeeper's suit and learn up close. There's a lot to learn in each of these aspects of our farm.

Here is a summary of what is ahead for this year.

July
  • Blackberry picking time!
  • Jams, jellies, syrups, and cobblers
  • Honey harvest
  • Hive inspections

August
  • Cutting out spent canes
  • Training new canes onto trellis
  • Hive inspections

And on it goes!

Blackberries
We grow only Triple Crown! These blackberries are large, sweet, aromatic, and, yes, thornless. The fruit is firm and glossy black. The pictures in our gallery show the incredible size of berries we produce at Shady Meadows Farm. Our largest single berry (that we found) was 11 grams! Most of the time our average was 8-9 grams in 2017.

We make no claims of being an "organic" operation. Mainly because we don't believe its possible, since there is no way to control what others nearby may spray on their crops.

We describe our farm as "Natural."

  • We use no restricted pesticides. We use a true IPM method of controlling pests and diseases because we believe in being proactive as opposed to reactive. Prevention is far less expensive and far safer.

  • We use only alpaca manure fertilizer. This stuff is great on anything you want to grow. You should see the results on flower beds! It isn't hot so it can be applied directly to the plants without fear of burning them. It is a very complete feed.

  • Even though, technically speaking, the blackberries are self pollinating, we have found that nature's best pollinator, the European honeybee, does a far superior job. The quality of our berries has vastly improved since adding our colonies.

We will again this year be offering jams, jellies, syrups, and cobblers on site.

We still have available on-site for purchase:

*Blackberry jam and Blackberry Jelly
*8oz jar $3.50ea
*16oz jar $12ea

Blackberry Syrup
*8.5oz bottle $7ea

Other canned goods may be available as they come into season, so feel free to give us a call!

Also available:

*Alpaca manure: Alpaca manure is not "hot" and can be applied to any plants directly or you can compost it or make a tea to feed your plants. Manure is available on-site for $10/feed sack volume (not sold by pound).

*While you're here, visit our 15 resident ALPACA and learn about them while you feed them. About half of our herd will eat right out of your hand! Of course all of them are for sale! We offer boarding, making owning alpaca easy! 

**DIRECTIONS**
Shady Meadows Farm/Shady Meadows Alpaca Ranch is located just off of Highway 43 on Pine Road. From the Stone's Corner roundabout, go north (straight thru the next roundabout at Hwy 96) for 11 miles to Pine Road (first road after crossing North Fork Creek) then turn right (east) and go to second farm on the right (south) side.

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23708 Pine Rd
Jasper, MO 64755
United States

Business Hours

Mon:7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Sat:7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun:Closed
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