Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm in Carrollwood (Tampa)!!!
Tampa Chowhounds rejoice!
I have found it. Five minutes from my home grows hydroponically-grown organic produce.
I cannot believe it. I have been blindly passing it everyday going to work since April of '08.
Tomatoes, lettuces, eggplants, peppers, broccoli, herbs and more.
It's the real deal. Locally grown produce at competitive prices.
For the last two weeks I've been getting delicious red tomatoes for $1.50 a pound.
Huge bags of lettuces for $4 each.
Fairytale eggplants at $3.50 a pound.
This place is just what I have wanted since I entered the foodie realm.
It is located on W. Linebaugh Ave, between Nixon Road and east of Anderson Road.
(5416 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33624)
While they are only open Thursday to Saturday, Owners David and Cathy Hume have a brass bell out front that they gladly answer to the rest of the week.
Please visit this haven for deliciousness and support locally grown produce. And please tell your friends.
Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm
5416 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33624
Try this place on Sunday afternoon (12 - 4)
Is a CSA, right in the middle of Town & Country.
There is a members only pick-up area, and a market with several stalls selling organic locally grown produce and Arts & Crafts.
I hope that this trend continues. We have a few great small local farms in the greater Tallahassee area that I love to support. Tallahassee has a local Growers Market at Lake Ella every Wednesday where you can buy locally grown produce. We love the hydroponic leafy greens and support the other farmers by buying an assortment of vegetables to use throughout the week. One of the local growers was overheard to say that plants grown in the earth just overshadow hydroponics for flavor. I can't say if this is true...maybe a marketing ploy. From what I read about hydroponics is that the plants are fed the ideal amount of minerals and nutrients. I purchased a package of green bags that extend the life of fruit and vegetables helping me last pretty much until the next week shopping.