Thomas Open Space Farm Project
Originated by a resident-led, grassroots effort, the vision for Thomas Open Space continues to blossom as the historically farmed land is in use today for crop production and as the home site of Thomas Open Space Barn. The unique relationship between a municipality and a local farming operation demonstrates Lafayette’s commitment to providing diverse experiences for residents, while preserving our small-town atmosphere. In the case of Thomas Open Space, the City of Lafayette has partnered with Red Wagon Farm who operates the on-site barn as their farm stand for locally grown crop.
Thomas Open Space Farm is located at 1640 West Baseline Road, west of Highway 287 on Baseline Road, south of the Anna’s Farm subdivision.
Who and when
As of March 2022, the barn and land are being leased by Red Wagon Farm. Red Wagon Farm's operational hours and harvesting schedule will be forthcoming as they settle into the property and begin their farming operation. Be sure to stop by for fantastic food or review their website for further information.
In late 2012 a 9 kW ground-mount solar array was installed at Thomas Open Space. This energy-efficiency project supplements energy use at the barn and has an estimated annual carbon offset of 23,930 lbs. View the online Real-Time Data Monitoring module for the Thomas Open Space solar array provided by Lighthouse Solar. The solar installation aligns with the City’s sustainability goals.