ABUF (Atlantic Beach Urban Farms) is home to your local neighborhood urban farmers. We grow aeroponic, farm-fresh greens like lettuce, kale and arugula in our greenhouse—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 Farm Market is open 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, including artisan cheeses, charcuterie, olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars and more.

We also have a fabulous in-house chef who runs a new and exciting addition to our business: ABUF Kitchen. We offer farm-to-fork, haute cuisine to-go including appetizers, entrees and desserts. All of our food is made from scratch from only the freshest local ingredients. Customers love our weekly specials and delicious 3-course Friday Bistro Dinners. We’ve sold out every week!

Local, Farm Fresh Greens

TRACEY WESTBROOK

Owner

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.

ELEANOR PERRY

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 HARTINGER

Chef

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 Trey in our kitchen, serving up fresh, local, farm to fork cuisine to our customers and beaches neighbors.

J.R. HARDING

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 “family.”

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.