Rosewood Farms offers a holiday shopping experience like no other. Housed in an old stone building on the Boyster family farm in Hartville, Missouri, the retail shop is home to Grandpa Joe’s Chocolates, so named for John Boyster’s grandfather who loved to craft confections and dreamed of owning his own candy store.

When John and Melody Boyster and their now-adult children moved from Arizona to Missouri, they realized Grandpa Joe’s ambition. They opened Rosewood Farms with six of his original recipes and have since expanded their line of chocolates to include more than 100 varieties.

The family rises at 3am to start the time-honored tradition of making these sweets, which feature real dairy and no preservatives. But chocolates are just the beginning: The Boysters also make their own jams, salsas, dips, dressings, glazes, barbecue sauce, ketchup, jewelry and furniture.

Rosewood Farms, 7345 Highway 5, Hartville, Missouri, 417.741.6915,

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