One of the most important things to us at Urban Acres is staying connected with our farmers who provide you with wonderful local, organic produce. We make farm trips regularly throughout the year to see how our farmers are doing and check the progress on the food they’re growing that we then provide to you, our members and friends.
This past Monday, a team of 5 Urban Acres staffers traveled for 18 hours covering 650 miles across Texas to visit 3 of our farm partners:
- Caprino Royale in Waco, TX. Husband and wife team Eric and Karen have the best goat cheese in all of Texas, hands-down. Their chevre is used in many top-rated restaurants here in Dallas. When you know every single goat by name, then you know the cheese is made with love!
- Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX. Thank goodness we found Garrett and Stacie Gundermann – they have already provided amazing produce for our co-op style produce shares this year! The Gundermanns met in high school and got married in 2009. Garrett is a 4th generation farmer. Their farm started with a peach orchard, and the family added other fruits and veggies in the mid-1990s. Now they grow everything from peppers to peaches to figs to eggplant.
- Eden Creek Farm in Blooming Grove, TX. Eden Creek is owned by Steve and Kristine Orth, an incredibly energetic and friendly couple that loves growing and sharing their beautiful herbs, greens, veggies, and delicious peaches and plums. They also have a menagerie of animals with fun names like Tinkerbell, Wilbur, and Squeaky.
We wanted to give you an inside look. So here’s a little slideshow.
First stop, Caprino Royale…
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Next stop, Gundermann Acres…
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Final stop, Eden Creek Farm…
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