Year round Local Food serving Ypsi, Belleville, Romulus, and Ann Arbor families since 2013

 Alexander Ball is the owner/manager of Old City Acres. He started the business in 2013 with the simple goal of supplying high quality fruits & veggies for those in his local community. Although his life revolves around food, in his free time he enjoys movies, hiking, and spending time with friends.

Ron Rich

Alexander Ball

​​ Our Crew

Ron is a sociocultural anthropologist.  He and his wife live in Ypsilanti, and both teach at Eastern Michigan University.  His current research interest is in local alternative food networks and the production and marketing relationships through which small farmers make themselves viable.  As part of his research, he's worked on the farm since 2018, including working the farm's stand at the Depot Town Farmers' Market

About Old City Acres

Old City Acres was started in a backyard with a  shovel and the sole purpose of increasing access to fresh local foods for folks in SE Michigan, and over the last decade has evolved into a year round  multi-farm local food delivery business.  By combining online ordering, convenient pickup locations, and year round ecological farming methods, OCA has built a community-centric flexible CSA model that continues to drive yearly growth through shared mutual investment and collaborative partnerships. A dream of strengthening the local food economy and increasing fresh food access has driven our team over the last 10 year as it continues to feed the communities of Ypsilanti, Belleville, Romulus, and Ann Arbor Year Round.