At Joe's Farm Grill, we focus on common food done uncommonly well. We find the best QUALITY ingredients, sourced locally when possible. We harvest fruit, vegetables, and herbs from The Farm at Agritopia, then look to local farmers in other parts of Arizona. Not everything can be entirely local, but we give it our best shot. We use local, all-natural beef for our burgers and trans-fat free oils for frying, dressings, and marinades.
3000 E. Ray Rd. Bldg 1
Every Day 8am - 9pm
Joe's Farm Grill used to be the Johnston family residence. Built in 1966, Jim and Virginia Johnston hired D. D. Castleberry to design and build a ranch-style, slump block home for their young family. Sons Joe, Steve, and Paul were excited to move to "the country". In the planning of Agritopia, we always envisioned a restaurant coupled to the urban farm as a focal point for the project. This vision guided our redevelopment of the Johnston home into Joe's Farm Grill.
We preserved the 60's era look while updating it into a modern, mid-century "burger stand". Blending the indoors and outdoors as we took advantage of the peaceful setting created by the large trees.
So what is left of the original house? Most of it, actually. The dining room with its fireplace is the former family room. The kitchen is where all of the bedrooms used to be. The home's kitchen and dining room were taken out to create the atrium.
Agritopia contains approximately 12 acres dedicated to permanent urban organic farming. Farming began on the land in 1927 when barren desert was cleared and the availability of irrigation water made agriculture possible. Initially, alfalfa hay was the principal crop; Gilbert was known as the hay capital of the world.