Our customers live in St. Louis city and county, it just doesn’t make much sense for us to farm land out in the country just to truck our products back into the city.
Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) October 29, 2011
Villarreal Family Farm, the leading provider of locally-produced, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) farm fresh eggs, poultry and produce, today announced that they are expanding their Saint Louis County backyard farming operations to a previously vacant city-owned lot located at 4539 Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. This location will allow the farm to better meet the needs of their loyal customer base and growing restaurant clients.
Plans to develop operations in Saint Louis City were initiated by the growing need for fresh, organically-grown products for urban consumers. The new office and farm will include a retail store, outdoor learning facility, hen house, raised beds, miniature orchard, apiary, raised beds, vertical hydroponic growing area, high tunnel greenhouse and community garden rental space. Villarreal Family Farm will offer their clients Certified Naturally Grown Eggs, Poultry and Produce grown and produced at the new city location. Villarreal Family Farm has launched a Kickstarter campaign for community supported, non-conventional funding of their innovative expansion project. The site address is: http://www.HelpOurCityFarm.com.
“Just as our efforts started with a few chicks, a packet of seeds and a small patch of land, we know it doesn’t take much to accomplish great things”, said Jeri Villarreal, Owner of Villarreal Family Farm. “Our customers live in St. Louis city and county, it just doesn’t make much sense for us to farm land out in the country just to truck our products back into the city. Revitalizing a once vacant city lot is the perfect solution for our sustainability-focused farm.”
The organic agricultural industry has grown at a steady rate of 20% a year for the past seven years. Villarreal Family Farm has been involved in the organic and specifically, the locally-grown market in St. Louis since November of 2010.
About Villarreal Family Farm
Founded in January 2011, Villarreal Family Farm, LLC. began as a suburban homestead in University City, Missouri providing popular farm fresh eggs and poultry. The company is known for producing their corn-free and soy-free, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) farm fresh eggs to the community and area restaurants as well as hosting a small, yet growing, year-round CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The company’s mission is to provide and promote naturally-grown, local food that has been sustainably produced in an urban environment accessible to the surrounding community. Villarreal Family Farm has served over 100 clients across the United States and plans to host an annual internship to create job opportunities in urban agriculture in the greater Saint Louis area. For more information about Villarreal Family Farm, visit their website at: w http://www.ourcityfarm.com