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      Proposed Urban Farm Could Be Country's Largest

      Roanoke, VA - There's a deal in the works right now in Roanoke that could create the biggest urban farm in the United States!

      Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op originally wanted to build their farm within the old Countryside Golf Course property, but neighbors weren't happy about it -- so they pulled the plan.

      If approved by city council, Roanoke would sell the co-op roughly 18 acres of land that used to house the mounted patrol.

      It was discontinued due to budget constraints.

      "It has the look and the feel of a farm. So we're excited to see what the city thinks about it and if the proposal passes we'll be out there on the land right away and hopefully have a few things by Christmas," said John Bryant with Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op.

      The group also hopes to lease an additional seven acres nearby.

      The price tag right now is $30,000 ... with several hundred thousand planned in improvements.

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