Troy Community Farm
We have been growing certified organic food on Madison’s northside since 2001, and we are proud to be the city’s first urban farm. Tucked back in the northeast corner of the Troy Gardens site, Troy Community Farm is five acres of intensive vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We have a tractor for mowing and tilling. All other tasks are done by hand including planting, weeding, mulching, and harvesting. Our farm plan focuses on producing a wide range of delicious, high-quality food for our local community while building soil fertility through cover crops and compost.
The core of the farm is our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). CSA members join in the spring and receive fresh organic produce each week for 20 or 21 weeks, beginning in June and ending in late October. Members come to the farm on Thursday evenings to choose and pack their own shares from our farm stand. They can also talk with our farmers, harvest herbs and flowers from the CSA garden, and get a chance to visit with neighbors. Our CSA members are the heart of the farm.
We also sell fresh produce at the Troy Farm Stand. The Farm Stand is located at the front of Troy Gardens on the 500 block of Troy Drive and is open Thursday evenings from 4 - 6 pm during our regular CSA pick-ups (June through October).
Through only five acres, we have several other interesting ventures at the farm including a small apiary of 5 to 10 bee hives, a year-round sprout business, a wholesale herb business, and we are just starting a new project growing and selling bedding plants for home and community gardens from our passive solar greenhouse. Madison FarmWorks is also a new project for the farm. Through this business we partner farming and gardening to help area residents and businesses produce their own organic food at home.