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Nothing preachy this week, but instead, some Urban Farmhouse wordplay:
On the eve of the holiday way down in the Slip
the Farmhouse was quiet. Not a squeak or a drip.
The shelves and the counters were scattered with goods
from farms and from gardens; some things from the woods.
Some natural fragrance (with local beeswax),
to keep your kiss moist: some lip smack from Mac’s.
Some bottles of wine labeled biodynamic,
and delicate spices from Simply Organic.
But The Urban was quiet as friends spread good cheer
with balsamic salads and Virginia craft beer.
Perhaps they are snacking on Chappaqua Crunch?
No artificial flavors to be found in the bunch.
We hope that they’re noshing on food with a face.
The face of a farmer we caution in case…
And spending their holiday with friends warm and dear
as twenty and twelve draws ever near.
The Urban will be here with music and art,
and savory vittles we’d like to impart.
So stay nice and cozy and share Christmas cheer
with hormone-free chicken and gluten-free beer!
Happy Holidays from The Urban Farmhouse!
Thanks to the Richmond Times-Dispatch for our photo and Metro Business story this morning. Here’s a quick highlight and link to the original story:
It took her nearly 18 months. But she did it.
Her restaurant, Urban Farmhouse Market & Café, opened in Richmond’s Shockoe Slip — 1217 E. Cary St. — last week.
Urban Farmhouse offers breakfast items as well as sandwiches and salads served throughout the day. All items are made using all natural and organic ingredients.
It also sells organic coffee, tea and wine.
“I care passionately about food, so I wanted to do something where people have healthy options that taste good,” she said. “One of my missions is to have really good food. I don’t want people to think about [Urban Farmer] as a health-food place.”
To read the rest of the article, by Louis Llovio, can be found HERE!
“Urban Farmhouse wants to lead by example, showing other businesses that bringing about social change is good for the business community, good for the people of Richmond, and best for the local economy,” notes Richardson. Urban Farmhouse says they are trying to make organic foods mainstream, but perhaps what they are really doing is showing how doing good all the time can be the center piece of one’s life and business.
“The idea is you are in a warm friendly, kitchen environment. It’s a comfortable place to have a quick bite to eat or hang out. That’s what I am shooting for,” said Richardson…..Urban Farmhouse falls into the industry category of “fast casual.” That basically means you order at the counter, pick up your food, and sit down to eat or take it to go.
Richmond developer Justin French has found that using a creative approach to filling his available properties can result in a promising alliance between the tenant and the landlord that might help defy market forces.
This summer, he is working with a new tenant, Kathleen Richardson, to help open an organic coffee shop, the Urban Farmhouse, in the R.V. Cole building in Shockoe Slip….
Richmond Magazine Article