Urban Acres Farmstead opened the doors to its new store front in Oak Cliff over this weekend. It was made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign surpassing the intended goal of $30,000.
“Bringing the Farm to Dallas,” Urban Acres offers a collection of locally and sustainably grown products from smaller farms in Texas as well as a co-op membership program to receive a regular share of produce. These shares are distributed through a collection of churches, nonprofits, and community centers ranging from Dallas to Fort Worth, including the new Farmstead.
The Farmstead in North Oak Cliff is designed to teach customers about the small-scale sustainable growing methods used by their vendors by practicing them onsite. In addition to the grocery store, there are chickens that lay eggs for the UA kitchen, bees to pollinate a variety of growing plants, and a greenhouse that utilizes a unique aquaponic system.
The Farmstead is now open on the weekends and offers breakfast and lunch on their patio. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 8 to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 to 5 pm. For special Thanksgiving hours, Urban Acres will be open this Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm.
If you backed this project for at least $10, you might just see your name among the other 500 supporters on the Farmstead wall upon entering, further driving home the sense of community surrounding this project.