Food • Shops • Harmony • Purpose
The Farmstead will be a collection of businesses and programs that promote healthy living, community growth, and our proud heritage. The development will also be a shining example of recycling and preservation of our heritage by housing all of its shops, restaurants, businesses and organizations in distinctively repurposed or replicated historic farm houses, barns and buildings that have been reclaimed and rebuilt with harmony and purpose.
Our mission is to build a first-of-its-kind hybrid development where commercial businesses operate in harmony with non-profit organizations to offer visitors a unique blend of goods, services at its shops and restaurants, and a number of life enriching programs and learning experiences that promote healthy living and repurposed lifestyles. It will be a vibrant, sustainable development that provides places to gather for anything from casual meetings to formal events.
The Farmstead will be a welcoming destination that provides local folks, regional residents and out-of-town tourists with shopping, dining and learning experiences like no other. A place that celebrates our heritage and encourages people to connect through programs and events where they share experiences in ways that are often missing from fast paced modern lifestyles. Our goal is for every visitor to experience a sense of enrichment and community each time they visit.
The Farmstead will be a collection of shops, restaurants and programs that promote healthy living, community growth and preservation of our heritage in Midlothian. Some of the businesses that will be a part of The Farmstead include:
The Farmstead will feature a variety of quaint shops selling unique products such as; books, baked goods, flowers, candy, handmade furniture, spices, coffee and tea, candles, lotions and oils, cheese, apparel, leather goods, wood carvings and art.
The restaurants at The Farmstead will be reflective of rural character and supportive of the “farmstead” concept. BBQ and down home-cooking concepts will be prominent dining destinations, as well as healthy, organic eateries.
Bed and Breakfast
The meticulously renovated Anderson Farmstead Bed and Breakfast will serve as the proud centerpiece of The Farmstead. The Bed and Breakfast will become a destination for travelers to stay in Midlothian when they visit.
The beautiful eleven-acre Bella Woods at The Farmstead will feature a charming white wedding chapel, a picturesque gazebo, and several reception halls made from dramatically reclaimed farm buildings. This will be the place to get married.
Health and Wellness
The Midlothian area has a large population of individuals that are interested in healthy lifestyles, so this is a great opportunity to meet that demand. Yoga studios, spas, and vitamin shops will fit right in with the other businesses at The Farmstead.
The Farmstead at Midlothian will have a concentrated area within the development focused on artists, their shops, galleries to display their work, and a performance space for demonstrations and classes for community enrichment.
At The Farmstead, there will be workshops offered for various classes such as: baking, pottery, gardening, painting, welding, woodworking, and poetry. Many of the classes will be offered for free, with a donation encouraged.
Through out The Farmstead there will be green spaces with plots for community gardens. The aim of the gardens is to encourage the sustainable development of locally grown foods, as well as to teach planting and gardening.
The Farmstead is located at 2151 N. US Highway 67, Midlothian, TX 76065; which is near the intersection of Interstate Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 287. With over 7 million Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex residents located nearby, The Farmstead will draw visitors from an estimated 50,000 cars that pass by daily, and will also attract tourists from an estimated average of 200,000 cars that travel daily on nearby Interstate Highways 20, 35 and 45.
The Farmstead is a 31-acre destination development with businesses, shops, and activities including:
- Specialty Shops
- Workshops and Classes
- Gathering Places
- Special Events
- Artisans and Artists
- Community Gardens
- Green Space and Walkways
- Historic Anderson Farmhouse
- Bed and Breakfast Wellness Spa
- Bella Woods: 11-Acre Wedding Venue with Chapels, Barns and a Gazebo
In 1890, when John Penn Anderson drove the first nail into what would become the Anderson Farmstead, he had no idea just how far that impact would resonate into the future. Time went by and the farm and family prospered. Generations were born and raised there and life was good. Then one day industry arrived – and while the community prospered, the farm grew quiet as the young ones left to make their way in the modern world.
That might have been the end of the story, but people in Midlothian loved the old Farmstead and believed its heritage was worth preserving. So we gathered together and came up with a plan to preserve it and make our community a better place for everyone who lives or visits here. And thus, the idea for The Farmstead was born. Click here to learn more about the history of Midlothian.
Community supporters include: The City of Midlothian, Midlothian Economic Development, Midlothian Community Development Corporation, as well as participating non-profit, charity, arts and service organizations.
Business supporters include: The Law Firm of Carrington Coleman, Solutions Design Group, Holmes Millet: Advertising, Video, Interactive, Leasing Impressions, corporate and media sponsors; select developers, investors and industry leaders; as well as retail shops and restaurants that align with our concept and mission.
How You Can Get Involved
Everyone’s welcome on the farm. We need all hands, and there are a whole bushel of ways to get involved – from volunteering, to retail participation, to investment, to simply spreading the word. Make hay while the sun shines and join us at The Farmstead. Help us make Midlothian a Southern Star that shines all around the world.
Want to be involved?
Are you an investor, developer, retailer, restaurateur, industry, arts organization, non-profit, or community leader who might like to be involved in the development and operation of The Farmstead in Midlothian? We invite you to learn more about the many opportunities at The Farmstead by contacting us for information or to schedule a meeting:
2151 N. US Highway 67
Midlothian, TX 76065