About Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer began selling seeds in December of 2008. We began by offering 10 varieties of Non-GMO vegetable seeds to home gardeners. With fast shipping and quality seeds we have quickly grown over the past years to now offer one of the largest seed catalogs in the United States. We now offer over 1,500 varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and cover crop seeds. All of our seeds are non-GMO and high germination rates. We have a trusted network of farmers that help grow the seed we sale. All of our seeds can be tracked to the farm they were grown at. We now ship out over 75,000 orders per year to over 100 countries throughout the world.
Urban Farmer has a 20 acre farm where we test and grow some of the seed we sell on our website. We always select the best strains of the varieties we grow, resulting in higher yields, uniform growth, and delicious flavor. Our goal is to preserve as many heirloom vegetable varieties for future generations as possible. In addition to producing seed on our farm in Indiana we work closely with a network of growers both in Indiana and across the United States to produce seed for us.
Our goal is to help preserve and improve heirloom seeds through organic and natural farming methods. Not only do we want to preserve heirloom genetics we want to encourage and teach young and old the value of local farming and the benefits to the local community.
Our food system is broken and needs to be fixed. Our society has become accustomed to out-of-season fruits and vegetables shipped from all over the world. This is unhealthy and puts a burden on the economy both locally and where the food is sourced. Produce is harvested before fully maturing reducing overall taste and nutritional value. Hybrid varieties are chosen for shipping quality and shelf life instead of nutritional values and flavor. Shipping produce from Mexico to Indiana adds additional strain on the environment with fossil fuels and wasted shipping materials.
Appreciating and supporting our local farmers is the best way to feed a growing population. Paying for local food can be more expensive but you get a much better product. Local produce has more flavor, nutritional value and keeps money within your community. Local food is more nutritional thus making people more healthy. Less money spent on medical bills and doctor visits. Not only supporting local farmers but growing family gardens is a great way to feed families. Gardens can cut down on grocery bills and working in the garden has shown to extend life expectancy and happiness.
We believe in the value of a re-built food system that can naturally support the world's population through healthy environments, healthy economies, healthy communities and healthy bodies. Every day that we are in business, we are working to provide an essential component in the re-building of our healthy food system.