Finca Tres Robles is Houston’s first private farm inside the 610 Loop, located in Houston’s East Side just 4 miles from Houston’s City Hall. Here we are growing herbs, fruits and vegetables to be sold to individuals and restaurants directly from our farm and at area farmers markets. While this produce will not only be healthy and accessible to individuals in the area, we are working to make it affordable to the immediate East End community as a way to begin to challenge the food system of the neighborhood, to build community, and to keep money here in our immediate, local economy. We are offering free memberships to residents in the 77011 zip code to get discounts (10%+) on all produce and classes offered on the farm. By offering classes on the farm covering a wide variety of food and health related topics, we will diversify the business as well as create another way to get more people out to the farm to empower them with the skills necessary to take their health into their own hands.
Beginning in the late spring of 2014, this 1.25 acre vacant lot began the transformation process to becoming a fully operational farm. Having already established beds and planted in our first grow area, we are working hard to continue to develop all aspects of the farm . We will triple our grown space by the spring and have the full lot in production by the Fall of 2016. The farm will have a covered permanent market and a space for events and the community to come and share in. Our greenhouse and composting system give us the ability to control our produce from seed to sale. In the future we hope to include a nursery, washing and packing area, and a robust rain catchment system to make the farm a unique, efficient, and sustainable operation. We are working hard every day to be the East Side’s farm.
The farm operates regular hours and host a Farm Stand twice a week to sell our fresh produce directly from the farm. We believe that it is important for Houstonians to not only have access to fresh produce, but to also have direct engagement and experience with agriculture, the food they eat, and the farmers that grow it.