Steven Bailey wanted to serve local, healthy food to the Dallas, Texas community. He used Kickstarter to bring the food into the city
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More info on Urban Acres and Urban Farming:
What started as a few friends traveling the dirt roads of Texas in a Volkswagen Rabbit has become the source of local, organic food for thousands of people in the Dallas metroplex. At Urban Acres our goal is to provide our community with the very best local and organic foods while supporting Texas farm families and artisans. So, we created a “co-op style” produce system with pick-up locations all over Dallas that makes shopping easy and trying new veggies fun.
All of us here at Urban Acres food co-op are really passionate about knowing where our food comes from, and we like taking care of the earth by getting food from around the corner and not a million miles away. Since that first trip cruising Texas farm roads in the Volkswagen Rabbit, we’ve grown to thousands of members all over Dallas – people from all different backgrounds and walks of life who have something in common: the desire for fresh, organic, wholesome food that supports Texas agriculture.
We also operate our very own market store in North Oak Cliff, just across the river from downtown Dallas. Our market store allows small farmers and local artisans to have a voice and share their gifts. It’s also one of our co-op style produce pick-up locations.
So that’s us…Urban Acres. We love local. We believe in organic. And we are passionate about food!
Urban Acres is also a micro farm in the city that practices urban chicken farming and urban gardening, in addition to the awesome urban farmstead! Thanks to Steven for doing the interview!