The northwest area of Indianapolis is the largest food desert in Indy which makes sustainable urban agriculture in high demand and a much-needed addition for the existing social services and programming of agencies like Flanner House. On the heels of the remaining Double 8 grocery stores closing, Flanner House established its 2.5 acre Flanner Farm to address the rapid food scarcity in our catchment area and beyond. Flanner Farm allows us to provide healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate produce to those who need it most, while becoming food secure and self-sufficient in the process. There are multiple urban farms in the city but our operation is committed to addressing food insecurity through providing affordable food access.