Saturday, July 12, 2014

Eggplant Urban Farm Supply

Eggplant Urban Farm Supply: A Review.

The Store!

Hi guys, I am back with another article, this time about a really cool business that I found in North St. Paul, Minnesota. Have any of you heard of Eggplant Urban Farm Supply? They cater to urban homesteaders! Looking for books on gardening, cheese making, food preserving, beekeeping, wine brewing or raising chickens? Or…. Need to order baby chicks in several different breeds? They have it! Need to buy tools and supplies for all of those projects? They have that too! They even have classes on cheese making, chicken raising, and basically all things homesteading packed into this tiny store! The store itself has a really nice country vibe even though it is very much in the city. I mean check out the interior:

Love the country feel of this place!

I actually found out about this place while I was looking to make my own Kefir. Through my search I found this little place where I could buy it locally. (I prefer local instead of over the net.) Well, this place has both the milk and water kefir grains. 

I have gone back several times since and here is a list of what I got:

Filthy Cowgirl Handmade Soap. Really nice rose and lavender soap!

Country Wisdom and Know How. A book that has tons of homesteading advice and food recipes.

Gardening for Geeks: A good book on how to make a garden for optimal food production for the home.

Two different type of lettuce seed packets: I now have nice leaf lettuce growing for my suppers

A Purple tomillo plant: No fruit yet, but big, green and leafy with lots of little yellow flowers!

Garlic chives: they are growing nicely!

And of course the Kefir. (I have not tried that yet. I will post an article about it later.)

The place has been open barely four years, so they are a fairly new business. Every time I have have stopped by there, the staff has been very friendly and knowledgeable. The prices are pretty fair and because of that, it is so tempting to start so many projects! Oh and they also have a little garden center in the back if you are looking for plants. If you can, stop by check them out!

Eggplant Urban Farm Supply
1771 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645 0818