“We believe now is the time to rethink food access, supply chains, and climate impact while contributing to healthier lives,” says CEO and co-founder Shannon O’Malley.
Today, 20 farm containers are at the Brick Street Farms hub on 20th Street S; another at Publix in Lakeland. This equals what 65-70 acres of farmland could produce per month. A retail store at the St. Pete location offers local meat, eggs, and milk in addition to the lettuce, herbs, and microgreens Brick Street grows. New this year are strawberries that will be ready in about two months in limited quantities. A large part of the business is supplying leafy greens to restaurants across the entire Tampa Bay area, including those along Central Avenue and Beach Drive.
The Farm Store is open to everyone, but It certainly pays to become a member of Brick Street Farms. For $9 a month, you will receive 10% off all purchases, unlimited access to chemical-free water, weekly specials, a monthly 25 percent off other local products, a “Double Discount Day,” and an annual Farm Members event. A weekly newsletter lists all the current specials plus upcoming events and recipes.
In addition, membership is considered to be a charitable donation to Brick Street’s Desert Farms Foundation. It uses the money to donate fresh local produce through organizations such as Feeding Tampa Bay, the YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club, and other local food pantries.
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