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$39 for a mini-share package (an $81 total value)
- One-year co-op membership fee (a $50 value)
- One mini-share bag of produce (a $17 value)
- One-time processing fee (a $14 value)
Click to read and watch more about the mini-share package. It's a smaller alternative to the full- and half-share sizes, and it's recommended for those who need smaller portions or want to receive familiar, less challenging types of produce.
Operating a grocery and co-op food share, Urban Acres partners with more than 25 local farms to connect conscientious consumers with local organic goods. Through enrollment in the co-op produce share, members pick up treasure-troves of local produce every other Friday or Saturday from 1 of 12 locations. After they receive their introductory share (full: about 30 lb. of produce; half: about 15 lb.; mini: less than 15 lb.), members must prepay for each additional share every two weeks. Aside from access to co-op produce, memberships include discounted in-store purchases and exclusive product offers.
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.
Through the co-op, members pick up 15 or 30 pounds of organic fruits and veggies every other week at one of Urban Acre's 12 locations around Dallas-Fort Worth. Steven also sells locally grown grub to members and nonmembers alike at his Oak Cliff store, 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.