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$35 for a co-op mini share membership package with 5 to 6 items ($67 value)
$45 for a co-op half share membership package with 9 to 11 items ($80 value)
Each package includes:
- One-year co-op membership fee
- One introductory mini or half share of produce
- One-time processing fee
Operating an urban farmstead and co-op style produce share, Urban Acres partners with more than 50 local farms to connect conscientious consumers with local organic goods. Through enrollment in the co-op style produce share, members pick up a treasure-trove of organic produce every other weekend from one of 15 pick-up locations. After they receive their introductory mini or half share, members must prepay for each additional share every two weeks. Aside from access to co-op style produce, memberships includes enrollment in the the Rooster Loyalty program.
Part-time personal chef Steven Bailey was growing tired of bland, industrially processed food. As detailed by D Magazine, Steven was determined to do something about his frustration, so he hit the road one weekend in his Volkswagen Rabbit and began scouring Texas farms and markets for fresher ingredients. The more organic, locally grown food he brought back, the more friends and neighbors started requesting some for themselves. The growing demand led Steven to start Urban Acres, where customers can track down organic produce, dairy, and grass-fed meats from local farmers and artisans who never use pesticides, hormones, artificial flavoring, or shoddy magnetic force fields.
As a member of Urban Acres, members pick large, medium, or small shares of organic fruits and veggies, as well as meat, coffee, and granola shares if desired. Urban Acres also sells locally grown grub to members and nonmembers alike at its Oak Cliff Farmstead, which D Magazine says "brings a bit of country to the big city." There, visitors can find shelves and counters fashioned from reclaimed wood, a bee colony on the roof, and produce snuggled in boxes of hay. Urban Acres also offers hands-on educational opportunities to learn about small-scale urban farming.