Affordable Produce Right to Your Home Thanks to Farmshare Austin

Urban Roots’ Partnership with Farmshare Austin’s Fresh for Less Program

This month we’d like to highlight the efforts of our wonderful partner, Farmshare Austin and their incredible Fresh for Less program. Urban Roots is honored to continue our long-time partnership with Farmshare Austin via this program, which allows us to get our food to those who need it!

Farmshare Austin is an inspiring organization which is growing a local food system focused on equitable, healthy values while promoting communal food access and cultivating new farmers. In partnership with the City of Austin and Sustainable Food Center, the Fresh for Less program offers reduced-cost, fresh veggies to community members in need in over 20 Austin area zip codes, right to their door. They remove common food barriers, like transportation or time constraints, and they accept SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, cash and credit card and offer free delivery!

Heather Sin, a Fresh for Less customer, describes her experience with the service as “invaluable after an accident left me non-ambulatory mid-pandemic lockdown,” and that Fresh for Less “has given me, and probably others, a sense of dignity and value that is sadly lacking for many disadvantaged people.”

Since just August 2021, they’ve helped us get over 2,200 pounds of our produce to their customers with their Fresh for Less Curbside Delivery and Mobile Markets! With Fresh for Less alone, they help over 300 customers per month. When asked about the partnership with Urban Roots, Farmshare Austin Executive Director Andrea Abel shared, “By providing their delicious, healthy farm-fresh produce, Urban Roots directly contributes to ensuring farmers’ market quality produce at accessible prices to our low-income customers in the Eastern Crescent of Austin and Travis County.” We’re proud to work with a program so focused on ensuring affordable, quality food to our community. Urban Roots Executive Director Frances Deviney said it best, “this program truly aligns with our organizational mission to nourish our community and we’re proud to support this incredibly valuable program!” 

Learn more about the program, the mobile markets, and curbside delivery offerings on their website,

Photos Provided by Farmshare Austin

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