In St. Louis, Justin Leszcz salvages wood from renovations of old buildings in South City and turns them into sophisticated and functional pieces of art under the name YellowTree Farm. Leszcz, a self-taught artisan woodworker, has collaborated with local businesses including Sump Coffee, Confluence Kombucha, Lulu’s Local Eatery, Sardella, Privado and more to create custom coffee and espresso cups, dark wood-rimmed coasters, 12-inch glazed ceramic plates, minimalistic wood tables and stained-wood serving boards. You can find his products online and at Union Studio in Botanical Heights. Although ceramics and woodworking are his main trade, Leszcz also owns biointensive YellowTree Farm, which grows rhubarb and grapes from a century-old vineyard in Fenton, Missouri.

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