Farm 255 is a restaurant that seeks to reconnect food to its roots & people to their food. We serve local, seasonal, & sustainable food sourced from our own farms. We are the folks sowing turnip seeds in the morning and cooking turnip greens in the evening. We supplement our own harvests with those of other local family farmers and ranchers that avoid harmful chemicals and practice sustainable agriculture. Our menu, based on seasonal shifts in the field, changes as often as the weather. We serve fare around town out of Farm Cart, our moveable feast, offering an economical option for eating locally and sustainably.
In addition to Farm 255, we operate Full Moon Farms, a cooperative of small farms that cultivate a diversity of fruits and vegetables in and around the Athens area. We are also the same folks behind Moonshine Meats, an integrated meat community and collective of pasture-based cow and pig ranchers that evolved out of our own livestock operations. Through Moonshine we are able to utilize whole animals & all the various cuts of meat throughout our menu. Our sister restaurant Farm Burger offers 100% local grassfed goodness in nearby Atlanta.
We are as committed to good community as we are to our cuisine. We have an open kitchen so that dinner is a dialogue, where the farmer-chefs and diner-neighbors can have a meaningful exchange. We offer a full bar and host live music in honor of its legacy in this town. We designed our restaurant with an eye toward celebrating the history of the 1930’s building that houses it. Our staff works our farmland in order to better translate its bounty at your table.
For us here at the Farm, eating is a celebration of food’s origins, the paths it travels on the way to our tables, and the lessons learned through the journey.