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It can be difficult to track where your produce is coming from when it’s often exchanged between far-flung middlemen and carried inside food trucks used to transport commando teams. The Urban Farmer attempts to simplify that supply chain for Broward Country, connecting eaters to the land and helping to expand the slow-food movement with an urban farm and education center. More than 10,000 veggie plants stretch upwards from their vertical hydroponic system, waiting to be displayed to visitors and sold at a monthly Green Market. The [CSA program] http://gr.pn/IPqYVe) blends Urban Farmer produce with crops from trusted Florida farms, with all produce clearly identified so recipients know exactly where their food comes from. The Urban Farmer also sells products such as Earthbox and vertical gardening kits that facilitate backyard gardening and encourage home farmers to learn their tomatoes’ favorite bedtime stories.