Underwood Acres was founded in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Passionate about regenerating environmental and community health, the founders expanded their backyard garden operation on only 1/3 acre in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. Underwood Acres began providing sustainably sourced, nutritious food to their local farmers market in summer 2021. Underwood Acres hopes to put down roots in the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where they will become a sustainable, agritourism farm focused on enhancing environmental and community health through regenerating diverse ecosystems, providing education, and evoking community engagement.
Did you know the way our food is grown impacts our health? Chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, can be vastly improved and managed through eating more sustainably grown whole foods free of pesticides and antibiotics. Food grown in healthy soil is higher in nutrient density. Enhancing our gut microbiome with healthy gut bacteria is a key pillar in maintaining health, living healthier lives, and feeling better! Sustainably grown food increases your accessibility to more diverse foods that are higher in nutrients, improving gut health.
Have you ever heard of permaculture design or regenerative farming? These are a few of the buzz words you'll hear with regards to sustainable agriculture methods. These largely look at problems, such as unexpected pests, as ways to creatively innovate solutions that create opportunities to replenish the soil and regenerate dynamic ecosystems in the environment.