Central City Co-Op Farmer First

Founded by a group of like-minded friends in 1998, Central City Co-Op is Houston’s oldest organic, sustainable food co-op. As a “Farmer-First” grocery (and now coffee bar/seasonal test kitchen, too!), we support local, organic growers and makers, giving them opportunities to succeed, and to inspire our community to come together around a seasonal, local food culture.

Central City is growing roots in Houston’s Heights neighborhood. Come grow us and help us on our mission to change people’s lives for the better, one farmer, customer, member, and community at a time.

(Members and Non-Members are equally welcome!) 


Meet the Farmers

Montrose Urban Food Farm

Upon retirement in 2015 I transitioned a donation community garden which I founded in 2005 on two city residential lots to a market garden. Montrose Urban Food Farm (MUFF) produces organic seasonal vegetables and tree fruits year round.

As an urban farmer, my goal is to grow fruits and vegetables organically for local consumption and deliver them as soon after harvest as possible thereby ensuring freshness and preserving food nutrient density. I also enjoy providing a green space for the neighborhood.