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Houston’s Urban Container Farm Unfazed By Hurricane Harvey

Acre in A Box Farm.

While many Texas crops got flooded, one unconventional Houston farm was able to supply restaurants with fresh lettuce after Harvey

By Florian Martin
Houston Public Media
October 16, 2017

Excerpt:

Besides the convenience of having this more or less mobile farm in an urban setting, the concept proved useful during Harvey because the water didn’t get to it. So they were able to provide a restaurant that was open with fresh lettuce.

“We were the only salads on their menu that day,” Abendshein said. “And it was great because people, I think it was the first real day people could kind of get out, and we had fresh produce for everybody.”

Abendshein hopes to expand and eventually serve markets and grocery stores in Houston’s food deserts.

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