The Urban Farmer: Now Open in Pompano
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Finally, the sustainable-urban-farming movement is taking root in Broward County!
The Urban Farmer, a hydroponic urban farm and learning facility, opened its doors to the public Saturday, October 30. Jessica Padron says she was inspired to start the business when she had a child. "A few months after my daughter was born, I started
The Urban Farmer follows the Community Supported Agriculture business model. It's not like a green market, where you can pick and choose your veggies; rather, customers sign up online or in person at the Urban Farmer and become a member. Members get a weekly basket of fresh, seasonal produce from Padron's farm and partnered Florida-based farms. A full-share membership costs $50 per week; a half share costs $32 per week. Advance payments ensure the market for locally farmed foods and helps farmers with cash flow. Members can unsubscribe at any time.
Soon, Padron intends to add growing and gardening classes. For now, anyone can show up, take a tour, and buy starter kits. Visit theurbanfarmerflorida.com, or call 954-586-6686.