Enjoy a hands-on farm life experience with rare sheep, pigs, goats, Buff Orpington and Americauna chickens, barn cats, and Great Pyrenees dogs at 1818 Farms in the historic village of Mooresville, Alabama. Following the farm tour, check out the Garden House overlooking a field of lavender, fresh flowers, and a garden of seasonal produce, and visit the gift shop for fresh cut flowers and eggs, handmade soaps, seasonal decorations, and other locally made items.
The happy animal residents on the farm include Babydoll Southdown sheep, a Nubian goat, cats, hens, a pot-bellied pig, mini pigs, and two Great Pyrenees guardian dogs. In an adjacent field, lavender and other herbs are grown for use in hand-made beauty products and for wreaths and bouquets. Heirloom produce and flowers are also grown for local restaurants and vendors.
1818 Farms is named for the year Mooresville was incorporated, one year before Alabama became a state. The idea for the family project originated with the owner’s middle child who fell in love with the Babydoll Southdown Sheep that he met at a petting farm on a visit in October 2011.
For more information, visit www.1818farms.com.
Activities at this Site
Parties of all types are hosted in the garden and adjacent Garden House. Children’s birthday parties, supper and garden club gatherings, and “Farm to Table” dinners hosted by some of the area’s top chefs all take place on the farm. The Garden House is also home to a series of classes including: raised bed gardening, food preservation, seed starting, raising backyard chickens, knitting, and wreath making. Additionally, the landscape of the historic farm makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding and special event photo shoots.
How to Get There
Off of Interstate 65, take Exit # 340 to I-565 Huntsville. Take the first exit – Exit # 2 – Mooresville Road. At top of ramp turn right, drive south to dead end. Turn right and then turn left onto Market Street. Farm is on your right
No set hours; guided tours may be scheduled