Urban Roots grows approximately 25,000 pounds of produce every year. We donate 40% of what we grow to local hunger relief organizations and sell the rest of the harvest to the Austin community.
In previous years, we have managed a CSA program– but we will not be doing so in the 2017 season. We are choosing instead to direct our staff efforts into programming, markets, and direct produce sales. A Community Supported Agriculture program is like owning a share of the Urban Roots harvest for the season and every week you’d receive a box full of what’s currently growing at the farm.
Local produce from the Urban Roots farm is available seasonally to the Austin community at the Austin Farmers’ Markets Downtown and at the triangle.
Each year, Urban Roots donates 40% of our harvest to local soup kitchens and food pantries. What’s more, youth work at these same organizations to learn about hunger and food access issues in Austin. In 2011, Urban Roots donated nearly 13,000 lb. of produce to local hunger relief agencies.