Williams Farm

Aerial Map of Williams Farm

Located just one mile from downtown Athens at 235 Northside Drive, the Williams Farm is an oasis in the city that has served many purposes to meet community needs. In recent years ALT staff, community members, and volunteers have worked together to grow produce, flowers, and herbs for our weekly farmers markets, Farm Share program and flower-share, and for donations to local food banks and soup kitchens. Most recently, Williams Farm has become the host site of the Farm Incubator Program. 

The Williams Farm Incubator Program is a two-year apprentice program that provides access to land, training and resources to beginning farmers who are American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Asians, Black or African Americans, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and Veterans. The goal of the program is to help these farmers hone their skills and develop independent sustainable farm businesses. Learn more about the Williams Farm Incubator Program here.

The Williams Farm has a three-part mission

Grow and market affordable produce to community residents and businesses, utilizing organic and sustainable production methods to generate a self-sustaining income

Serve as a model whereby the community will be able to learn about the importance of sustainable farming, healthy diets, and the value of smart and equitable land use

Provide employment and skill-building opportunities to underserved youth and the low-income community, while contributing to the local economy