Eden's Organic Garden Center
Organic Today - For a Better Tomorrow! - Since 2006
Home of DFW's first All-Clean, All Farmers - Market Day!
(no GMO's - EVER)
Eden's Garden CSA Farm
REAL FOOD, GROWN with INTEGRITY!
4710 Pioneer Rd., Balch Springs, TX 75180
GARDEN SHOP / FARMERS MARKET Open 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays only April - December 6th 9am - noon
Just 15 mins southeast of downtown Dallas 1 block north I20 @ Seagoville Rd.
Not affiliated with EDEN FOODS, INC
(yes, we REALLY have to put this on here.)
Eden's In the News & On-Line
Growing Urban Roots - Acres USA Dec. 2014 Issue
Featured in Edible Dallas & Forth Worth - Winter 2009
Market Day Feature Story in NeighborsGo - July 2010
D Magazine - Chefs for Farmers Launch long-table style benefit dinner at Eden's.
"...an urban country adventure." - Kim Pierce DMN
Name the farm kittens raffle
We've had a population explosion of kittens at the farm. (This is what usually happens when someone moves, and doesn't responsibly care for their animals by leaving them behind.)
They have helped me trap, neuter or spay, doctor and vaccinate, as well as re-home when possible, over a dozen feral cats - so far!
We aren't done yet, as we know of at least 3 more to go, and there may be another new litter hiding with their momma.
Cats are wonderful, cute and very helpful at a farm - but - do you know how many litters a single female cat can have in just one year?
Cat Facts; An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years. Unspayed female cats can begin reproducing at 6 months of age and can produce a litter during the same year of birth. Source fayettehumane.org/fun-facts/
THAT'S A LOT OF CATS!
So, I wanted to help keep this situation from getting out of control, and basically, just feeding the coyote population as too many cats means territories get spread out away from the relative safety of houses, garages and barns. Additionally, too many cats means a flea outbreak each summer, cat fights among un-neutered male cats and a whole lot of hungry and sick cats that can't be taken care of correctly.
To make a straight, tax deductible donation to either organization, please click on organization name links above.
"Sunrise" Sunday - Yoga in the Yurt, Down on the Farm
We will be signing up for Fall Classes Soon! Watch your email for details.
Eden's Organic Garden Center Proudly Hosts
An old fashioned, neighborhood, farmer's market featuring real farmers, ranchers & producers and;
Real Food, Grown with Integrity!
NO GMO's NO SYNTHETIC FERTILIZERS OR PESTICIDES/HERBICIDES
Fresh Eats and Local Treats @ Market Day - on the farm, under the big shade trees, with your neighbors and real farmers/ranchers/producers
Regular Market Days are every 1st and 3rd Saturday April - December 6th
Special Market Days on 5th Saturdays as they occur
Farm Tours - by appointment
Workshops/Classes - Coming soon - an interactive, on line and in person multi-farmer conference. Plans are in the works! Watch here for details!
By appointment only
Teaching others about small local farming and personal nutrition is one of our passions here at Eden's.
We feel that education is important in helping people strive to live healthier more fully independent lives.
Bring your group to Eden's Garden CSA Farm for an educational farm tour experience and learn about sustainable farming/gardening, food preparation, farm animals' place on the farm, take a scenic walk to see our honey bees, and stay for a special extended unit on honey bees or earthworms (Extra unit optional.).
One of our farmers will guide you around the farm for an interactive tour. Get up close with chickens, roosters, sheep, livestock guard dogs and horses; observe a working farm with guided tour of the gardens, bee hives, chicken coops, and horse barn.
Pack a picnic lunch and eat under the old oak trees and enjoy an afternoon away from the city - just down the road.
$10 student/tour sizes limited to 50 per group/day
Call for reservations - dates are limited
Groups we've hosted included;
Public/Private/Home school groups
Chipotle - Regional Offices
Permaculture classes with instructor Dick Pierce from Austin
Dallas by Chocolate .com Tours
World Affairs Council Delegates
Chefs/Restaurant Support Staff
Other Events Held on the Farm
Barn Aid 2012 Tour De Farms
A gourmet dinner was prepared in the garden by 8 of DFW's top Chefs and paired with food from local farmers & sommelier using wine from organic/sustainable vineyards of the Northwest.
It was all to spotlight and support local farmers and raise money for the local food movement in our community!
Wedding/Engagement/Graduation photos - Private Dinners -
Matt & Jess' beautiful wedding held in Feb. 2013
PEAK SEASON: (March – July; October – December)
OFF-PEAK SEASON: (January, February, September)
*Some areas of the farm may be unavailable for use due to markets or other in-progress farming activities. Please check with us about your needs/space.
TOFGA Organic Farming & Ranching Classes As Available - Call to get on the sign up list.
Call 214-348-3336 (EDEN) to sign up for all classes
Have an idea for a topic - drop us a suggestion.
Classes are held here at the shop - 4710 Pioneer Road, Balch Springs
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday! 9am-noon (April-Dec)
PUBLIC SPEAKING/LECTURES -
New members and visitors welcome! Call 214-348-3336 to join! Go to www.dogc.org for details.
Meetings are held at REI on LBJ, 4th Thursday each
month Jan - September