URBAVORE is a biologically diverse farmstead set on 13.5 acres in Kansas City's urban core. The farm is committed to environmental integrity in all aspects of business & personal life. Energy-efficient systems for food production, waste, water and shelter redefine sustainability to build community and ecology.
Farmers Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer have delighted and satiated the palates of Kansas City's food community for over a decade. Using a unique no-till growing method, the farm produces high-quality, nutrient-dense food crops while enhancing the land and building rich soil. Through minimal tillage, compost applications, cover cropping, deep mulch, and animal rotations, we strive for biologically active soil. Due to increased soil health, our vegetable crops are never sprayed with pesticides or fungicides (including those approved for certified organic farms).
Farmers Brooke & Dan are known for their tenacity, rebellion (yes we've broken a few rules over the years!!), and unyielding commitment to sustainability. As urban pioneers and radical homesteaders, the couple fought the city to obtain 13.5 acres of raw land just five miles east of the Country Club Plaza in 2010. With no water, no housing, no fences, and no electricity, this land posed a formidable challenge to its new stewards and set the stage for their life's work: to build a family and farmstead that produces and creates more than it consumes and destroys. Today, after many years of blood & sweat, URBAVORE is an edible oasis unique to Kansas City.