Our Aeroponic Farm
We grow aeroponic, farm-fresh greens like lettuce, kale and arugula in our greenhouse all year round—right here in Atlantic Beach. We also supply some of Jacksonville’s top restaurants with greens and herbs and carry a variety of seedlings for home gardeners.
Our Artisan Farm Market
You can pick up local greens and curated treats from our Farm Market six days a week:
Monday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. We not only sell what we grow, we support fellow farmers and artisans by carrying a curated selection of gourmet food. Foodies go crazy for our delicious artisan cheeses, charcuterie, olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars and more.
Our Farm-to-Fork Kitchen
Have you met our fabulous in-house chef, Trey? He runs a new and exciting addition to our business: ABUF Kitchen. Now, you can enjoy farm-to-fork, haute cuisine to-go including appetizers, entrees and desserts. All of our food is made from scratch from the freshest local ingredients. You’ll love our weekly specials and delicious 3-course Friday Bistro Dinners. Be sure to order early! We’ve sold out every week.
Local, Farm Fresh Greens
A former executive at King Provision Corp., Tracey’s greatest passions are growing fresh food and building a better community.
An entrepreneur at heart, Tracey loves to connect people, opportunities and ideas. She realized the need for community food resources while working with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida as a trustee. Her vision for ABUF was a commercially scaled farm that demonstrated alternative approaches and provided a platform to host collaborations with partners across the region.
She is pictured here with her son, Cole Westbrook, Manager of IT for ABUF.
Greenhouse and Community Relations Manager
Our greenhouse powerhouse, Eleanor Perry’s experience including teaching and developing programing for children, gardening and landscape design makes her a triple threat team member. Eleanor oversees all aspects of growing in our greenhouse and leads our efforts in educating the Jacksonville community about aeroponic urban farming and the benefits of locally grown food. Eleanor works with nonprofits, schools, community organizations and households to implement and maintain urban gardens of their own.
Trey’s career began in his early 20s, when he enrolled in the culinary program at the Art Institute of California/San Diego. While in school, he worked overtime to help open the Gaslamp District’s fabled restaurant and nightclub Stingaree under Chef Antonio Friscia. Friscia helped mentor Trey in the Slow Food Movement, and local sustainable foodways.
After 6 years in San Diego, he moved back home to Jacksonville (his hometown) to be Chef de Cuisine at esteemed Marker32. He centered his menus around local, sustainable food sources—changing his offerings weekly to feature only the freshest seasonal ingredients.
After spending seven years at Marker32 and three years as the Culinary Director of renowned Congaree and Penn, he absolutely found his niche! Trey is passionate about working with local farmers, fisherman, and artisans. Now part of the Atlantic Beach Urban Farms “farm-ily,” you can find Trey in our kitchen, serving up fresh, local, farm to fork cuisine to our customers and beaches neighbors.
Farm Operations Manager
You may know this guy from ABUF’s Instagram or as your favorite greenhouse tour guide!
We met farmer J.R during his career in construction. He arrived at the farm and masterfully transformed our farm kitchen into the gorgeous event space it is today. Charmed by his work ethic and charisma, we snatched him up as a much-needed member of our farm team and “farm-ily.”
J.R. has always been interested in growing and cultivating plants and became an excellent farmer with little training. He is leading the charge in farm innovation, always researching how we can diversify our locally grown offerings.