Poplar Heights Farm
Summit Township, Bates County, Missouri
Poplar Heights Farm is a Living History Farm and Nature Conservancy located seven miles northeast of Butler, Missouri. Currently in restoration, the Farm is open for tours by appointment and for special programs. A Grand Opening was held in June, 2010
The 640-acre property features a Victorian Farm House, peg and beam threshing barn and summer kitchen with root cellar, all constructed circa 1874. A peg and beam broom corn barn was added in 1895. The buildings have been restored to strict historical standards and the house furnished with family antiques. A Learning Center has a classroom for programs, Maude’s Mercantile Gift Shop, and a full service catering kitchen.
Heirloom vegetables are featured in the 20,000 square foot gardens. All vegetables and flowers are grown from seed in the Farm’s greenhouse which offers plants for sale in the spring. Antique farm equipment is on display. Percheron draft horses graze in the adjoining pastures and old breed poultry have moved into the enclosed chicken house.
There are 2.9 mile of walking trails that guide visitors through native prairie fields along Daisy’s Creek and Willow Branch and through open woodlands. Twelve ponds provide additional wildlife habitat. Deer, turkeys, bobcats, owls, raccoons and many other wildlife creatures range freely across the Farm.
For more information visit the Poplar Heights Farm website.