Farm supplies year round hydroponic food to Massachusetts Mill Town

US: Urban Acres challenged by equipment maintenance and labor costs

Urban Acres is a family-run operation which formed around the notion that people should have access to safe, healthy, pesticide-free food. Despite the many benefits of hydroponic growing, Urban Acres still faces some of the same challenges as conventional farming operations. Mostly we are challenged by equipment maintenance and labor costs, says owner Brad Dean, Urban Acres’ President and Operations Manager in an article on “It’s similar to every other Main Street USA business,” said Dean.

Being that the primary goal of Urban Acres is ideological, they are not particularly concerned with making a profit. At this point the business is self-sustaining and, according to Dean, they are satisfied with that. “We don’t ever expect this company to do more than [be self-sustaining],” said Dean, “But it creates jobs and produces something good for the community.”

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