What is an urban farm? Typically larger than community gardens and includes larger scale production of food-producing or ornamental plants, bees, fish, etc. for commercial purposes using a variety of horizontal and vertical growing techniques including in-soil, container, hydroponic, and aquaponic growing systems. End products are typically sold on- or off-site at a stand or market. If large enough, urban farms may adopt the community supported agriculture (CSA) distribution model, through which consumers of the farm's produce over the growing season also share in its risks. Many urban farms also employ local people.
Story by Stephen Dare, www.MetroJacksonville.com