Matthew Burch Wants to Take Local Food Beyond the Farmers Markets

Matthew Burch is an Oklahoma native who has been working in our food system from restaurants to grocery stores, on farms, farmers’ markets, and in food distribution since 2001. His company, Urban Agrarian was founded in 2008 to act as a distributor of Oklahoma agricultural products and other locally produced foods. Headquartered in the historic Farmers Market District, Mr. Burch hopes to help revive Oklahoma City’s once flourishing produce district and bring an increased viability to local food production statewide.

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