The Downtown Farm
Our Downtown Farm is an all-natural, urban farm that grows, harvests and sells fresh, locally-grown produce throughout Montgomery.
Located in the heart of Downtown Montgomery along the Alabama River, the urban farm opened Spring 2011 and offers a Children's Learning Garden, production raised beds, a refurbished caboose office, and a working windmill. The Downtown Farm serves as a vibrant gathering place, fostering education, sustainability and tourism for the community, headed by Farmer Jetson Brown.
A highly visible location seen by everyone entering Montgomery from Interstate 65, the farm site is also adjacent to the new Wright Brothers Park. This provides a unique opportunity to tap into all elementary school children visiting historic Downtown Montgomery as part of their school curriculum. Imagine the possibilities of engaging young children's minds as the learn about history and the future through sustainable growth and food production - all in Downtown Montgomery! This farm site transformed a disused, neglected piece of land into a social, cultural, and economic attraction for Montgomery.
Hampstead Farms is a return to Montgomery’s agricultural roots with a focus on growing local, natural, sustainable foods. Hampstead Farms is a 1.5 acre urban farm embedded in the heart of Hampstead - a New Urbanist community.
It works in two ways. Our farm manager cultivates seasonal produce and hosts educational events for school & community groups. Secondly, a community gardens section allows residents to grow their own produce at the farm with other neighbors. The farm features a working barn, production planting beds, and lawn event space. We have recently added chicken coops and beehives.
Hampstead is leading the way in national community building with its insistence on Agricultural Urbanism as a critical component in sustainable community design. Hampstead believes the benefits of local agriculture are far too important to ignore and are doing many of things to support “eat local” initiatives. From growing our own food, to selling it & serving it in the community, Hampstead & EAT South believe in a closed-loop system.