Urban Roots Farm has entered the world of online grocery shopping. Amazon and Whole Foods changed the game, and now the 1-acre, four-season farm in the middle of downtown Springfield is, too. Through a partnership with Uber Eats, Southwest Missourians can now get freshly harvested produce delivered to their front door.
The collaboration marks the first farm partnership in Missouri. Traditionally, the Uber Eats app is used to order takeout from restaurants.
Urban Roots Farm (823 W. State St., Springfield, 417-597-4858) sells produce to its community supported agriculture members (individuals who sign up to get 24 weeks of first-picked, in-season veggies) and restaurants before placing the excess in its farm stand. Anyone is welcome to visit the refrigerated stand to snag and purchase produce harvest just that week. The stand opened March 1, 2018, and is a treasure because it uses the honor system and is only discovered through word-of-mouth.