A short drive off US280 in Jackson’s Gap, Tallapoosa County, brings you to Birchfield Farms, an aquaponic farm in operation since September 2012. Tony Birchfield manages the property and they produce okra, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, beans and burpless cucumbers. One of the favorite items is the talapia raised right there on site. Their vegetables and fish are available at the farm and in local supermarkets. Call before you ride over there to make sure someone is in the greenhouse, 205-928-0130. Address is: 1632 Madwind Road, Jackson’s Gap AL 36861. Coordinates are 32.31213, -85.48950. This ‘retirement project’ began as a test before taking the technology to the people of Haiti. With the help of Auburn University, the Children’s Hope project is well underway.
Kymulga Grist Mill & Covered Bridge
The building is three stories high on the front and four on the back. One beam runs the full length of the mill and is 10″ x 10″ and is hewn of one solid log. It was hand planed. One beam on the second story is not quite as big, but also runs the length […]More Info
The Bryant vineyard is rooted on land which has been in the family since the mid 1800’s. For years the farm was owned and operated by Joseph S. Armbrester, grandfather to the Bryant’s, who found the Coosa Valley ideal for rearing his family and growing cotton as the main crop. Overlooking the beautiful Lake Logan […]More Info
Blue Bell Creameries
Blue Bell opened its Sylacauga manufacturing facility in 1996. Sylacauga is located about 45 miles southeast of Birmingham off of Highway 280 in central Alabama. Tours are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tours last 45 minutes and include a serving of ice cream. Enjoy watching ice cream […]More Info