C'mon out to the Farm Park!
Germantown's Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a 10-acre education and demonstration center for sustainable living through agriculture and stewardship. Programs and events are free and take place at the Farm Park unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Joni Roberts at JRoberts@Germantown-TN.gov or (901) 498-8684.
The Farm Park driveway is located at 2660 Cross Country Drive - turn east on Stout Road from Germantown Road. Public parking is available at the Cloyes Soccer Fields. Overflow parking is available behind the Fire Station and adjacent to Germantown Elementary School. More detailed directions are available here.
The Farm Park is open to pedestrians from dawn to dusk unless reserved for a special event or during inclement weather. Farm Park gardens, barns, special amenities and restrooms are accessible during the morning hours from mid-March through November when staff is on-site and/or when programs, tours and field trips are scheduled.
Harvest Moon Pavilion Rentals
A center piece to the 10-acre working farm, the new Harvest Moon Pavilion is an ideal event setting suitable for business meetings, retreats, training sessions, working lunches, weddings, receptions, banquets, social gatherings and holiday parties. The new multi-purpose indoor facility includes a beautiful reclaimed wood interior, dimmable lighting, full catering kitchen, restrooms, sliding carriage doors that open up to beautiful views of the farm, banquet tables and vintage chairs for up to 100, 6 rustic custom-made wood farm tables for serving and is outfitted with wi-fi for audio visual needs. The facility is heated and equipped with fans for summer use. Event lawns allow for additional capacity. View or download the rental contract. For more information and rental details, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7376 or ParkRec@Germantown-TN.gov.
Farm Hands Needed
While they aren't necessarily farmers, volunteer Farm Hands work with farm related events. Supporting farmers and artisans at the Farmers' Market, educating the community through field trips and programming are just a few ways the Hands promote sustainable living. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for adults, teens and service groups.
Community Gardeners Wanted
An integral part of the working farm is the community garden. Gardeners use organic methods to plant and maintain the gardens. They then harvest and share the produce among their members. Gardening experience is not necessary to join, just a willingness to learn and work in the soil! The garden season runs from April to November. Registration is open from January 1 to June 1. For more information, contact Jef Terry at JTerry@Germantown-TN.gov.
Field Trips and Group Programs
Groups of all ages and interests are invited to coordinate special group outings or educational programs. Staff offer onsite and outreach programs specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of any group. Groups must be scheduled in advance and have a minimum of 10 participants. For more information, contact Joni Roberts at (901) 498-8684 or JRoberts@Germantown-TN.gov.
Farm Park programs are free unless otherwise noted. Some require pre-registration. Register online at www.Germantown-TN.gov/register or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. Programs may be rescheduled or canceled due to inclement weather.
Farm Park Farmers' Market
Germantown's Farm Park Farmers' Market is a Producer-Only Market
We define a producer as the person or group of people directly involved in growing or making the product. This may include the producer’s family, partners, interns, employees, or a local cooperative. Vendors who wish to sell at this market must certify in their application that they and their partners grow or raise their own products or make their own value-added products. We make farm visits to ensure our farmers are local producers!
To be considered as a vendor for the 2018 market season, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at (901) 498-8684 or JRoberts@Germantown-TN.gov.