South Mountain’s Top Attraction
While the South Mountain (SOMO) area is just coming to the forefront of the real estate scene, for years the area has drawn visitors to its most famous attraction, The Farm at South Mountain.
This bucolic, 10-acre farm with 100 pecan trees is a respite smack dab in the middle of the country’s fifth largest city. From the moment one sets foot on the Farm they feel like they’ve left both the city and the desert behind.
The Farm was an early pioneer in the sustainability movement when Dwight Heard, benefactor of Phoenix’s famed Heard Museum, acquired the land and offered two-acre parcels that came with a cow and 50 chickens. In the 1960s, visionary Wayne Smith bought all of the parcels and created The Farm as we know it with a mix of gardens, markets, and culinary outlets.
Today the Farm draws over 100,000 visitors a year to a variety of special events and everyday activities.
Arguably one of Phoenix’s top fine dining and romantic restaurant, Quiessence is the ultimate farm-to-table dining. Many ingredients are sourced from the onsite Soil & Seed Garden. Menu’s change daily and guest’s choose from three, four or five course tasting feasts.
Gather and Grow
Learn about sustainability and organic gardening techniques at Gather and Grow. The community garden has a variety of programs offered to schools throughout the year. An excursion to the Farm is a way to reconnect with the history and nature of the area and sure to be a relaxing, family-friendly way to spend the day.