By Anna Skinner
After renting a variety of different buildings for its new location for more than three years, Urban Farmer has finally settled down.
Noah Herron, owner, recently purchased three acres of land with 3,000 square feet of office space and 2,000 square feet of retail.
“The land is another real benefit for the company, because we are going to start growing our own vegetables and selling those, mainly tomatoes and peppers but others as well,” Herron, 32, said.
Urban Farmer has the largest vegetable seed collection in Indiana, with more than 700 varieties of vegetable seeds including more than 125 varieties of tomatoes along with different vegetable seeds, herbs, flowers, vegetable seedlings and fertilizers.
On Nov. 27, Urban Farmer will hold a grand opening at its new location, 120 E. 161st St., which will include a retail store with garden supplies, beer brewing supplies, beekeeping supplies, canning items and more.
Just in time for the holidays, Urban Farmer will also have Christmas tree sales through December.
“We’ve been open to the public before, but haven’t had enough room to show all of our products,” Herron said.
Herron said in the spring, he is also planning on offering garden classes.
“Another cool thing we are doing with our Christmas trees is for every one we sell, we are donating five dollars to the Riley Children’s Hospital,” he said. “We will also have hot cider, holiday music and outdoor fires.”
The trees are all real and range from five to 10 feet. They cost anywhere between $35 and $100 and are delivered to Urban Farmer already cut.
Urban Farmer will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During the holiday season, Urban Farmer will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more, visit www.ufseeds.com.