Plans & Ideas

If you have plans or drawings for your farm stands, material lists, or ideas on how to create a farm stand from a recycled materials, please submit your ideas to urbanFarmStands AT

Here are some of the plans I created to create the Los Altos Hills Farm Stand. For this stand, we started with this recycle  lettuce  table we acquired that was about 7 feet long, 3 feet side and about 36 inches high.  We added 2x recycle lumber decking for the table top, added recycled 6 to 7 foot – 4×4 posts and 1x2x8 to connect to a metal coragated roof with some 2x4s.  The only materials we purchased was the roofing materials.  We used a recycled cabinet for the lending library.farmstandbackground.jpg

Photo of LAH Farm Stand – We made several signs from recycled/reused plywood that we painted chalk board paint onto with borders made of recycled wood.  One feature that I picked up from Farm stands in Canada was this idea of an integrated cooler.  We cut a hole into the table and inserted a cooler where we can put fresher vegetables with a re-useable frozen cooler ice packet.  This keeps produce fresher longer and keeps critters from accessing the produce.  In this photo we have one cooler installed.

The whole farm stand can be dis-assembled into a few larger pieces to be moved in  about 15 minutes with some easy to remove screws with a cordless screw driver.

IMG_5309Here is an another example of an simple integrated cooler design.


This design was build from a old desk with an added roof piece added

DSC_0738This farm stand was made with some cart device and a cover.  Notice the seedlings for sale!


This stand has a cooler below and something to keep critters and bugs out of the top area with screening.

DSC_0681This farm stand was truly a community farm stand and offer items from several neighboring houses.  Each family had their own cooler filled with items such as carrots, potatoes, etc.



The LAH Community farm stand has an embedded cooler and lending library and chalk boards allowing easy labels of what’s available.