Beloved urban farm Springdale Farm recently announced it would be closing this summer. What did this mean for the future of on-site farm-to-table restaurant Eden East from chef Sonya Cote? She reassured Eater that the restaurant operating at the Springdale Road address would remain open.
Springdale owners Glenn and Paula Foore will operate the farm until the end of June. Past that, Eden East will be working with the new owners of the land to maintain a portion of the property as a farm and continue the restaurant.
Springdale Farm is still part of the popular East Austin Urban Farm Tour, the sip-and-walking tour which pairs chefs with local farms, taking place on Sunday, April 15. Scheduled Wednesday and Saturday farmers market stands will continue until then as well.
The Foores opened Springdale Farm in 2009. The farm was initially denied a conditional use permit application that would’ve allowed for outdoor entertainment but got approval two months later in 2015.
Eden East’s Springdale Farm Statement:
With the recent news of Springdale Farm’s closure, Eden East will remain open with business as usual as we work with the new owners of the land. With a heavy heart, we salute our dear friends, Paula and Glenn, in their new adventure. It has truly been our team’s pleasure to collaborate with them on this beautiful oasis that is Springdale Farm. We will continue to offer our restaurant and event space as a community gathering place, and actively search for solutions on maintaining a portion of the property as a farm.