One of our proudest accomplishments is how our community rallied to save the historic Bergstrom farmstead in east Austin. Built by Swedish immigrants in 1902, the place was kinda tired when we started our farm here in 2006. Nevertheless, we grew to love the place and so did thousands of visitors and schoolchildren as the interest in local food blossomed.
Today this four-acre farm, repaired in 2019 by its new owner Roberts Communities, serves as the heart of a one-of-a-kind tiny home community. The Bergstrom farmstead — featuring a Swedish mulebarn, farmhouse, henhouse, wellhouse, and Aeromotor windmill — is one of the few authentic historic farms in Travis County (another is Boggy Creek Farm).
We want to tell the story of this place so all of Austin can celebrate its agricultural and creative achievements. Space has been set aside in the barn to highlight the farmers and many other creative people who have been a part of the farm, from Matthew McConaughey to the Coen Brothers.
We’d love your help gathering materials, conducting an oral history, setting up displays and more.