1818 Farms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1818 Farms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


 

 

The Farm
Can I visit the farm at any time? What are the farm’s hours?
1818 Farms is a working farm and we do not have set hours that we are open to the public.

We do set aside a few days in the spring where we offer tours to the public. We announce these public tour dates in the early spring each year. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list at 1818farms.com to be among the first to know when our tour dates are announced! You can check the website for availability or follow us on social media to stay updated.

We also host scheduled private tours from April to mid June, and then again from September to October. Please visit our website to inquire about a private tour (20 person minimum).

We close tours for the season in September and place our sheep in their breeding groups in October. We do not reopen until April in order to eliminate any and all stress from our expecting mamas; we promise that our healthy ewes and precious lambs are worth the wait!

 

How do I schedule a tour?

We announce our public tour dates early spring of each year. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list at 1818farms.com to be among the first to know when our tour dates are announced! You can check the website for availability or follow us on social media to stay updated.

Private Tours and School Field Trips are available, require a twenty-person minimum, and are available upon request. To schedule a private tour, please visit this link and fill out the requested information. We will follow up with you to finalize the tour once we receive your information.

 

How much do private tours / field trips cost?

Tour pricing is $8 per person, with free admission for children 11 months and under. Interested in additional activities? We also offer story time, song, and crafts! Pricing is listed below.

Tour Only – $8 per adult/chaperones not participating in additional activities

Tour, Story, Song – $10 per participant

Tour, Story, Song, and Craft – $12 per participant

 

How long are tours? What will I get to do?

Tours start at 9:30 a.m. and typically last an hour to an hour and a half. If other activities are added, we typically wrap up before 12.

With our standard guided tours, you will get to see and interact with all of our residents, stroll through our beautiful flower garden, and learn about the importance of getting back to the land. From feeding our hens and gathering eggs, meeting our flock of Southdown Babydoll Sheep, and watching our pigs perform tricks, you’ll feel like a farm hand yourself! Additional activities can be requested in the private tours.

 

Where do I park?

We will have signs to guide you, so please park along the front of our fence line on Market Street, facing the farm. For GPS directions, enter 24889 Lauderdale Street, Mooresville, AL 35649.

 

Are products available for purchase at the farm?

During scheduled tours, workshops and events, we will have some of our bath, beauty, home and style products available for purchase inside our garden house.

Are you in the area and looking for 1818 Farms products? Visit Southern Carnage Bicycles in Mooresville to browse a selection of our product line. Southern Carnage is the big red building in the front of town. You can’t miss it. Not in our area? You can shop anytime at our online store or visit any of our retailers near you.

 

How can I purchase eggs?

You can purchase our unfertilized, pastured eggs by visiting our lab at 2117 Metro Circle SW Suite A, Huntsville, AL 35801. Please call ahead at 256-489-0777, as our eggs are available in limited quantities and on a first come, first serve basis. Cost = $5 per dozen.

 

How can I attend a Farm to Table Dinner?

You can purchase tickets for our Farm to Table Dinner by visiting this link. This event tends to sell out very quickly, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow along on social media to be among the first to know when we announce our upcoming dates.

Want to learn more about this unique dining experience? Check out this blog from one of our special guests, Elise Taylor!

 

What workshops do you host?

We host a wide variety of workshops, from raising your own backyard chickens and raised bed gardening, to bloom strolls, we have something to pique everyone’s interest! Click here to explore all of our workshop offerings. Join our mailing list to be informed when we announce new workshops.

 

How do I purchase flowers? What is the Flower Truck’s schedule?

You can purchase our heirloom, farm fresh flowers by visiting the 1818 Farms Flower Truck at any of our scheduled appearances. Click here to view our Flower Truck’s weekly schedule. Bouquet delivery is available in the Athens, Decatur, Madison and Huntsville areas.

Needing freshly cut flowers for an event? Need wholesale pricing?  Contact us for pricing and availability. Interested in having the Flower Truck appear at your private event? Fill out this form and we will follow up with you.

 

How do I schedule a photo shoot?

Our green paddocks and beautiful flower garden will provide the perfect scenic backdrop for your images. Schedule your photo shoot by filling out our online form. Interested in having the Flower Truck as part of your shoot? Fill out this form and we will follow up with you.

 

What kind of animals do you have at the farm?

We have several hens, a Great Pyrenees guardian, three little pigs, a mischievous goat, barn cats, and our beautiful flock of Southdown Babydoll Sheep. Learn more about our sheep here.

 

Do you sell lambs?

We sell our Southdown Babydoll Lambs as pets only. Please email us at info@1818farms.com if you would like to fill out an application to be placed on our waitlist.

 

Do you sell chickens?

We do not sell chickens, but we do sell unfertilized pastured eggs. Please contact us at info@1818farms.com or (256) 489-0777 for availability. Our eggs are sold at our lab, located at 2117 Metro Circle SW Suite A, Huntsville, AL 35801.

 

 

The Flower Truck

What is the flower truck’s schedule?

We have several weekly stops throughout the Tennessee Valley. Click here to view our flower truck’s weekly schedule, weather permitting.  You can find us at various locations in Athens, Decatur, Madison, and Huntsville.

Are you in need of a bouquet and unable to make it by one of our weekly scheduled locations? Bouquet delivery is available in the Athens, Decatur, Madison and Huntsville areas.

 

Do you grow your own flowers?

Each year we spend countless hours planning our garden design, seed starting, planting, growing and harvesting our flowers and herbs. This year we planted over 5,000 seeds and plugs. We occasionally supplement our heirloom farm fresh flowers with a few complementary blooms that are difficult to grow in our climate. Flower farming takes a lot of planning and hard work. It is so rewarding to watch the garden bloom with color each spring and share the joy of flowers with our community.

 

What flowers do you sell on the flower truck?

We sell several varieties of heirloom, farm fresh flowers. Depending on the season, you will see our flower truck loaded with Zinnias, Celosia, Gomphrena, Sunflowers, Dahlias, Glads, as well as a variety of fresh herbs and greenery. Be sure to follow along on social media to see which blooms will be featured each week.  

In need of fresh flowers for a larger event? Contact us to reserve and purchase heirloom blooms by the bucket!

 

Can I rent the flower truck for special events?

Our flower truck is sure to make any event special with its vintage charm and beautiful flowers! Fill out this form to reserve the 1818 Farms Flower Truck for your next event.

 

Can I get my picture taken with the flower truck?

Absolutely! Simply fill out this form to schedule your photo shoot. You can reserve the flower truck for your next photo shoot, or schedule a photo shoot on site at the farm.

 

Do you sell flowers in bulk?

Do you need a larger quantity of flowers for an event? We also sell our blooms by the bucket for pickup at the farm! Contact us for pricing and availability.

 

What is the make/model/year of the flower truck?

The 1818 Farms Flower Truck is a baby blue 1965 Ford F100. Before becoming the 1818 Farms Flower Truck, she spent her life with a family in Southern California.

 

Where can I purchase a Flower Truck T-Shirt?

You can purchase our Flower Truck T-Shirts at The Southern Living Store. Or, shop anytime at our online store!

 

How do I sign up for the Bloom Stroll workshop?
Our Bloom Stroll Workshop has quickly become our most popular event. Sharing the ins and outs of planting, cutting and growing flowers is such a joy. Click here to sign up for one of our Bloom Stroll workshops. Be sure to join our mailing list to be among the first to know about upcoming workshop dates.


 

 

The Products

Are your products all natural?

At 1818 Farms, we strive to give you the best possible products with the fewest and simplest ingredients possible. It is our mission to get back to the basics and educate our followers on the importance of knowing what we apply on our skin. You will likely recognize every ingredient listed on the label. All of our products are preservative, phthalate, and paraben free.

Click here to read our Mission Statement.

 

Are your products organic?

While our products are not certified organic, but all are handcrafted with 100% therapeutic and spa grade ingredients.

 

Why do you use fragrances? What types of fragrances do you use?

All of our fragrances have been thoroughly tested and are free of parabens and phthalates. We utilize essential oils in our products whenever possible, however some scents are difficult to emulate without the use of fragrances. 

 

Do your products require refrigeration? Why do you sometimes ship my order in a cooler?

Because our products do not contain preservatives, the ingredients can separate when exposed to heat. To protect the integrity of your favorite 1818 Farms products, please keep them at or above room temperature, or 76°F.

 

What is the shelf life of your products?

In an effort to keep our products as simple and natural as possible, we choose not to include artificial preservatives. Our products have a typical shelf life of one year.

 

Where can I buy your products?

Our products are available in stores and some spas across the United States. Click here to find an 1818 Farms retailer near you, or shop anytime by visiting our online store. 1818 Farms products not yet available in your hometown? Tell your favorite store owner that it is easy to “join our flock.”

 

Do you wholesale your products to other stores/businesses?

Our products are available for wholesale purchase. To learn more about becoming an 1818 Farms retailer, please fill out this contact form.

 

How much Shea Crème do I use in an application?

Our Shea Crème is extremely concentrated; a little goes a long way. A pea size amount of Shea Crème is enough to moisturize both hands.

 

Why isn’t my Shea Crème fluffy any more?

Our Shea Creme’s primary ingredients are Shea Butter and Coconut Oil and do not contain preservatives. When exposed to heat, the natural oils separate. Store your Shea Crème at room temperature to ensure that it keeps the whipped texture that you know and love.

 

Can I purchase your Shea Crème in a smaller size?

Our 2 oz Shea Creme is not available for individual sale, but is included in several of our Spa Kits.

 

Can I purchase your Chemo Patient Care Package without the labeling?

We are required to label each product and list the ingredients. However, if you wish to order the Chemo Patient Care Package without any reference to “Chemo,” you may like to purchase our Wishing You Well Care Package. You may still choose the unscented varieties that are included in the Chemo Patient Care Package, or another Shea Crème and/or Handmade Soap scent. This gift also includes a small notebook for jotting down important information, lists and thoughts all in one place. This sturdy keepsake box is finished with a beautiful ribbon and our 1818 Farms wax seal.

 

Do you grow your coffee beans?

Our coffee beans are roasted by O’ Henry’s Coffees in Birmingham, AL.

O’ Henry’s Coffees sources the top 1% of green coffee in the world, in some cases purchasing the crop of one small farmer. This extra effort brings the best coffee from seed to your cup and also helps small farms; both of which are important to us at 1818 Farms.

We use 100% Arabica beans because they are naturally mild, but have a rich flavor.