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Fall Farm Visit: See Where Your Food Comes From

October 18, 2012

Our team traveled all around Texas this week, visiting some of our local farm partners and picking up tons of fresh produce for you!  We thought we’d share the highlights of the trip so you can see more footage of where your food comes from.  Take a little tour with us…

First stop: Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX

We picked up sweet potatoes, red potatoes, butternut squash & acorn squash.  See the hard-working farmer Garrett Gundermann helping load things up…

Next stop: Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, TX

Our team picked up some great lookin’ green beans, collard greens & kale...

Our brand new Director of Operations, Joe Chou, was workin’ hard on his first day loading the truck!

Here are some pics of onions & lettuce growing at JBG.  You should be seeing these in your produce share soon!

Onion transplants at JBG

Lettuce growing at JBG

Next stop: Sand Creek Farm in Cameron, TX…

Here, our team got to see aquaponic lettuce farming in action!  Aquaponics is a system for farming fish and plants together in a mutually beneficial cycle.  Check out these videos where farmer Clint shows how it works…

Next stop: Richardson Farms in Rockdale, TX…

Kay & Jim Richardson

Pastured turkeys at Richardson Farms

We toured the family farm where one thousand 100% pastured turkeys roam happily.  We’ll be offering 150 of these turkeys to you for Thanksgiving this year.  The Richardson family has been involved in farming for several generations. They are conservation minded in their farming efforts and care deeply about the health and well-being of their animals. All of their livestock are in large open areas/pastures and are free to interact with each other.   We love that.

Last stop: Eden Creek Farm in Blooming Grove, TX…

…Where our team was so tired and full from having tall glasses of cold, raw milk and Kristine Orth’s golden zucchini pie (which tastes better than any apple pie) that they forgot to take photos or video :).  Farm-fresh food and drink under the stars – the perfect ending.

Thank you for being a part of Urban Acres and supporting Texas farmers and local, organic produce!  We  our farmers, and we you!

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