About Old Baker Farm
The Old Baker Farm stands as a historic marker of days gone by. Homesteaded over 200 years ago, the Old Baker Farm withstood the perils of the Civil War and remains today as a traditional family farm, growing crops from cotton to corn, including pumpkins.
The farm has been worked by the Baker family for over 100 hundred years and was one of only 12 farms featured in the USDA 2000 calendar titled “Millennium Celebration of Century Farms.” Since it’s founding, the Old Baker Farm has seen six generations of the Baker family.
Today, the Old Baker Farm is managed by a fourth-generation family member, proprietor and entrepreneur Jerry Baker and his wife, Pam.
Over the many years, the Baker farm has raised cotton, soy beans, corn, pumpkins, watermelons, as well as the garden that feeds the entire family.
Each October, the Baker’s invite the public to join them for Cotton Pickin’ Celebration, where everyone gets to see what life is all about on a real working farm.
The family tends to numerous livestock such as cattle, pigs, chickens, mules, and horses, and a ram named Curly Horn. Some of the animals will eat right out of the hand, which thrills the school children who visit the farm! The farm also features a Christmas Tree Farm, and also raises acres and acres of beautiful Leyland Cypress and Virginia Pine as well as other varieties of Christmas trees grown in Alabama.
The farm is open to the public for seasonal special events and activities, so visit with us at the Old Baker Farm and take a step back in time!