The Joint: Alo Farms


From Staff Reports

Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.”

There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. This month – it’s Alo Farms in Peachtree City.

Alo Farms

When you think about the “Green Movement,” what comes to mind? Environmentalists trying to save the trees, the whales … windmills and solar farms?

For us, it’s all about Red and Green Oakleaf, Sweet Crisp, Red and Green Butter and of course Muir. The latter has become our favorite new lettuce. Yes, lettuce.

And the best place to find the best lettuce is Alo Farms. Okay, so there’s supposed to be a little line over the “o.” See photo. It’s Greek for … well, let’s have the experts explain: 

The meaning of “alō” is To Feed, To Nourish, To  Sustain, and To Develop. By bringing alternative farming to communities, it provides food security that is sustainable with the commitment of each community.

As they like to say, “It’s better than organic.” And that’s because there is no dirt involved – it is grown in water treated from the tilapia (that’s a fish) farm right next to the lettuce. Yep, there’s a fish farm there too. 

Oh, and microgreens. Tiny versions of broccoli, basil, cucumbers, spinach, scallion and much more.

The great thing is they sell their product right there at the farm. Not just any farm either, it is all indoors. We told you, no dirt Just pick up your favorite lettuce, microgreens and tilapia, then pay at the unmanned counter – they are on the honor system. If nothing else, it’s worth a trip just to see the operation.

Address is:  629 Hwy 74 South, Peachtree City, GA 30269 

It’s in a small industrial park. Just go all the way to the very back.

Indoor farm is open Mon-Sun, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

678-489-4423 •

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