Its always nice to see our local small businesses engage with the community, particularly underserved or marginalized populations. Palm City Farms Produce & Market is aligned with House of Hope (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment). House of Hope is a non-profit service organization that has been helping folks in Martin County for over 35 years. Their mission is to reduce (eliminate!) hunger in our community.
I loved seeing this piece that highlights the House of Hope production farming operation at the corner of Citrus Boulevard and SR-714 in western Palm City. They have a 2,700 square foot greenhouse with “aeroponic” feeding and watering system that supports some 4,000 plants.
Palm City Farms is a great little farm stand… I’ve written about it before. I love the variety, the quality, and the price! I don’t get out to Palm City much these days, but when I do I always stop by, or make a quick trip out on a Saturday or Sunday. Its always worth the drive. Didn’t realize there’s a working production farm on the same property, or about the House of Hope affiliation.
Its always good to source our foods locally (we should all be practicing locavores; its easy, and to support our local small businesses, especially in agribusiness. Even better when we can support a local cause like House of Hope. Give them a try, and give back to your community!
Cheers, and happy foraging!
The Suburban Forager