About Springdale Farm
Owned and farmed by Glenn and Paula Foore, Springdale Farm sits on 4.83 acres just 3 miles east from the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Located at 755 Springdale Road in East Austin, the family operated Urban Farm grows over 75 seasonal vegetable varieties and operates a popular public farm stand every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9AM - 1PM.
Glenn and Paula purchased the property in 1992 through the City of Austin's Economic Re-Development Program, that enticed small businesses to come to east Austin to hire employees from the east side community based on the Neighborhood Commercial Management Program and their Job Creation and Retention goals. The property served as home to the family's landscaping and lawn maintenance company, Texas Trees and Landscapes, until January of 2009, when Springdale Farm was formed. Seven long time employees, including three employed for more than a decade, work tirelessly in the day to day endeavors of farming. The farm is committed to growing produce for anyone in the area interested in eating fresh, local food and works daily to create a sustainable future "for ourselves and our community."
The award-winning farm, who regularly teams up with local organizations to host educational food, music and arts events, has been named Edible Communities Local Hero in the Farm / Farmer category four years in a row.
The Foores love what they do and love serving Austin's local food community, hosting community events throughout the year like the East Austin Urban Farm Tour and the annual Tomato Dinner, and most of all, being a community hub in the heart of East Austin.
Good things happen on Springdale Farm!