The Urban Farmer in Pompano: Local Food in Broward County
If you are even remotely into food, you know that the locavore movement has been making some serious progress. In cities like Chicago, urban farms are so prolific that 65 acres of city space has been utilized to produce food. Like most things, in South Florida, the movement has taken some time to catch on, but with the help of some activists and entrepreneurs, local foods are increasingly finding their way onto our dinner tables. Cue: the Urban Farmer.
The 'patio market' -- named after the old market, which was actually on a patio -- serves as a pick-up point and local-shop for CSA members and the public. Unlike many Community Supported Agriculture programs, this one serves as more of a co-op, by connecting individuals to a bunch of local growers. And unlike most full-season CSA programs, the Urban Farmer only requires a four share commitment, available either weekly or bi-weekly. According to Stephen Hill, "The objective is not waste in labor or food."
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