• Certified Naturally Grown Farm
  • Slow Food USA Chef Alliance
  • Certified American Tree Farm
  • Wellness Interpreter- Certified
  • Lavender & Edible Flowers
  • Wild Edibles & Culinary Herbs
  • Heirloom Vegetables
  • Botanical Sanctuary
  • Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Yoga Alliance Registered

  •  Yoga Workshops

  • Sacred Monarch Labyrinth

--Albert Einstein

Teas for Trees!

The Vintage Homesteader brand offers unique, nostalgic, rural, outdoor appeal; demonstrating quality of life as a consequence of staying close to the landscape.


Our lavender vignettes showcase the charm, ambiance, and romance of the countryside with artistic flair and meditative calm.





What we do:  We grow really good, clean, food. We celebrate biodiversity by growing heirlooms, telling their stories, and preserving their flavors in our memory and in our hearts; by keeping them on our plates!

Feast in the Forest Teaching Kitchen is a natural eating experience --in the wild.  Here we cultivate awareness and support for sustainable living initiatives --including growing, harvesting, preparing and eating fresh, clean, local seasonal food. We offer these experiences through workshops and networks; Yoga of Food and Slow Food Chef's Alliance communities.


Our practices both on and off the mat help people nurture their nature and deepen their commitment to environmental sustainability goals.  Our 76-acre, tranquil, site is located in St. James, Missouri --Forest City of the Ozarks.  The City was founded with the desire to preserve a “spot of great natural beauty for the enjoyment of the people.” It is in this spirit that we earned the American Tree Farm Certification designation for our preserved woodlands.



Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Lavender Farm Teaching Kitchen Yoga Retreat