Each year the Birmingham Originals —a group of passionate individuals developing locally owned and operated restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama— hosts an incredibly fun food festival called Breakin’ Bread. This “Local Flavor Festival” features unlimited food sampling, craft beer and wine, kid-friendly activities, and a cooking competition.   The Birmingham Originals also donates generously to local […]


This week, we kick off the spring season of our two Student Farmers Markets. For the next eight weeks, Glen Iris Elementary will host their market 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and Oliver Elementary will host their market 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The 5th graders in these two Farmers Market Clubs will be selling fresh produce […]


25TH AND FARM 25th and Farm is a marketplace for well-made things. It was created for two primary purposes: to continue developing the JVTF brand by demonstrating our commitment to social enterprise and to collaborate with designers and artisans to develop beautifully made products that are a marriage between function and style. BUY SOMETHING THAT MATTERS […]


Farm Lab transforms how, and where, students learn. It’s a teaching farm at school: part outdoor classroom, part food forest. We’ve designed Farm Lab specifically for Oliver Elementary students and teachers to create the best learning ecosystem for their school community. Over the next five years, Farm Lab will be an extension of the classroom […]


Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Glen Iris Elementary are at it again. Under the GOOD SCHOOL FOOD umbrella, JVTF and Glen Iris teamed up for a Project-Based Learning (PBL) week. Each day from 9:00 am – 2:00pm a 5th grade class from Glen Iris stepped outside of their usual classroom walls and traveled to JVTF’s […]


Jones Valley is working hard to expand our programs and services to schools.  In 2012, we re-focused our efforts on K-8 education and as a result, reached more than 4,000 students.  In 2013, we will continue building on our current partnerships with schools as well as experimenting with new and smart ways to empower future generations […]


Dan Gavin of Birmingham — who by the way happens to be the talented designer who created  Jones Valley’s Good School Food brand — and James Martin of Atlanta both love a great burger. Together they founded The Burger Coalition (TBC), an innovative monthly event held in Birmingham and Atlanta that unites 6 burger-loving strangers […]


Good School Food

The significance of what we eat simply cannot be overstated. Young people don’t just need to hear how the food they eat affects their bodies and minds; they need to see it. They need to taste it. Feel it. Experience it. That’s what Good School Food is all about–providing school communities with innovative, hands-on food […]


Visit the campaign page today to learn more. THE PARTNERSHIP We depend largely on corporations and foundations to help us pay our basic operating expenses and hire talented educators and farmers to work at Jones Valley.  In this way, corporations like Protective Life serve as an impact investor who believes deeply in Jones Valley’s long-term potential, and […]