Show/Hide

For updated information about Covid-19, click here.

 

The Farm Park

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

C'mon out to the Farm Park!header_image

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.

See the online calendar for a list of events and classes, or take a peek at the current edition of go! Germantown magazine. 

 

exteriorHarvest 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.

Compost Class 6Field 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.

4-H Club
The Farm Park 4-H Club is a youth development program that offers educational services and family friendly activities that encourage character development and excellence.  Students may choose to join a range of special interest projects including citizenship, computers, robotics, GIS, food science, forestry, horse, horticulture/garden, line and design, photography, and poultry.  The Farm Park 4-H Club is open to students in grades 4 through 12.  For students in kindergarten through third grade, the Farm Park 4-H Club offers a "Cloverbuds" program.  Cloverbuds have their own activities that are appropriate for their grade level.  Club meetings are held monthly on the third Monday at 4:30 p.m. and special interest projects meet as needed.  For more information, contact Joni Roberts at (901) 498-8684 or JRoberts@Germantown-TN.gov.

Farmers' Market
Thursdays, June 11 to August 27 and September 10 to October 29, 2020, 4 to 7:30 p.m. 
The Farm Park Farmers' Market is held at C.O. Franklin Park, 7725 Poplar Pike. Event parking is located behind the Pickering Center.  Our market features a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, artisan goods, children's activities, and live music and cooking demonstrations. Make the Farm Park Farmers' Market part of your summertime tradition and experience the quality of locally grown food! 

Our 2020 Vendor Lineup Coming Soon!

Produce

Artisan and Value Added

Other Vendors

Food Trucks

People at the 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 2020 market season, please contact the Parks and Recreation  Office at (901) 498-8684 or JRoberts@Germantown-TN.gov Click here for a 2020 market application.

Market support is provided in part by the following: 

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

Location                                                                                                                                                              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.

Park Hours 
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.

Registration 
Farm Park programs are free unless otherwise noted. Some require pre-registration. Register online at or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. Programs may be rescheduled or canceled due to inclement weather.

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer