Frequently Asked Questions:

Who are the farmer(s)?

Our farmer(s) are Victory Garden Initiative staff. Our staff have significant experience in growing food and creating a healthy local option for food access and produce.



What is the difference between sustainably grown and organic?

Our emphasis is to encourage the use of sustainable growing practices which encompasses more than requiring a piece of paper. Although our food is grown using organic practices, we have not achieved the certified organic. The certification process can involve considerable cost and paperwork as well as create a barrier for effectively growing healthy food on a small scale. The goal is to build the soil which sustains the farm and to minimize the amount of input from outside the farm.


Can I order ala carte from the Farm without being a CSA subscriber?

This may be an option in the future. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date.


How do I pickup my order?

Come to our pick-up site during the times listed to pick up your fresh produce. Each package will be labelled with your name. We will be using reusable boxes in order to continue the sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Each week you will return the box from the previous week and pick up a new loaded box.


Can I stop a delivery if I leave town?

Yes. We will need a 3-days notice to stop a delivery of a CSA package so that we can coordinate our orders for the week.


What if I forget and miss my delivery time?

Our delivery times are based on what is convenient for our delivery site and staffing. It is our policy that any packages left after the posted hours can be used at the discretion of the site manager. In many cases they are distributed to the workers at the site or donated to charity. If you miss your pickup, you may contact us and we can check to see whether your package is available.

WHAT IS A CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a program that enables farmers (or in this case, Victory Garden Initiative) to sell produce directly to consumers throughout the growing season. It links the community to their food source and encourages participation. Participants purchase a share at the beginning of the season, and recieve a box with seasonal produce each week.

A VICTORY GARDEN SHARE

  • Victory Garden Initaitive will provide weekly half shares, typically feeding a household of 1-2 each week. 
  • Larger households can order 2 or more half shares, which includes twice the amount of each item.
  • Each week, a selection of 6-10 items will be included in each share for 16 weeks.
  • Example recipes will be included as an added bonus.  

PRICING

  • Half Share: $225.00 (16 weeks) approx. $14/week
  • Two Half Shares: $450 (16 weeks) approx. $28/week

WORKER'S SHARE

CSA participants will be able to receive a 50% refund of the cost of a half share if they commit and work five 4-hour shifts during the CSA season (June 14 - September 28). This is per half share. The refund is processed after September 28th.

PICK UP

Victory Garden Urban Farm
220 E. Concordia Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212

When: Every Thursday  4:00-6:00

Start/End Dates: June 14- September 28

*Additional Pick-up locations and times may be added depending on the needs of the customers.

EXAMPLE WEEKLY SHARES

Shares will be determined by what is growing best. The following are examples of what one week's box could contain.

JUNE
  • Spinach
  • Cilantro
  • Snap Peas
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Green Onions
SEPTEMBER 
  • Tomatoes
  • Collards
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Ground Cherries
  • Lavender
  • Carrots
  • Bell Peppers
Other Likely Produce Includes:

Leeks, Cucumbers, Hot Peppers, Lettuce, Dill, Arugula, Sorrel, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley, Yardlpng Beans, Squash, Tomatillos, Zucchini, Oregano, Eggplant, Mint

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