Troy Farm is a vegetable production and education project of Rooted. The farm has been growing certified organic vegetables on Madison’s Northside since 2001, and we are proud to be the city’s oldest urban farm. Troy Farm sells produce to farm members and other Madison residents at our on-site farm stand on Thursday evenings and at the Northside Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings, June – October. We also teach small-scale, organic growing practices and explore the role of urban farms in local food systems and community organizing through our Urban Farmer Training Program.
The majority of the food we grow enters the community through our farm membership program. Summer Troy Farm Members join the farm in the spring and receive fresh organic produce throughout the primary growing season (June – October). Fall Troy Farm Members join the farm in late summer and receive 5 pre-packed boxes during the late fall growing season (late October – December). In addition to fresh, USDA Certified Organic produce grown in our urban farm, members have access to our u-pick flower garden, bulk purchasing, and the weekly Troy Farm newsletter.
Individuals and families who sign up for membership commit to the farm for the growing season. This helps us cover the initial annual costs of the farm operation and helps us plan our production. In return, members will receive fresh organic produce throughout the harvest season (June–October for summer memberships; October–December fall memberships), have access to the u-pick flower garden (summer members only), and support our mission to increase access to land-based education and fresh food for all of our neighbors. If you live in the community, we want to be your farmers!
Summer Troy Farm Members choose a credit amount for their membership. Come June and throughout the harvest season, you spend that credit at the Troy Farm Stand or at our booth at the Northside Farmers’ Market. You select what you want, when you want it, and you support our efforts to improve access to fresh food and land-based education for all of our neighbors.
Farm Stand Credit Options
- $150 – for an individual or couple
- $300 – for an individual or couple that really loves veggies or for a family that also grows some veggies in their own garden
- $450 – for a small family
- $600 – for a smaller family that loves to eat vegetables or for a larger family
Affordable Farm Membership: Income eligible members receive up to 75% discount off of farm membership. We accept SNAP benefits/Quest card for payment.
Our Fall Troy Farm Membership is more like a traditional CSA program. Members receive 5 pre-packed boxes available for pickup at Troy Farm every other Thursday from late-October until mid-December. Each box has about 8-10 types of veggies, including a mix of cooking greens, fresh greens, root veggies, and storage vegetables.
Get involved at Troy Farm
Urban Farmer Training Program
We are now accepting applications for our 2022 Urban Farmer Training Program. In our training program, you’ll gain hands-on skills in urban agriculture through work at Rooted programs. Applicants can choose between our summer-only program and our full-season program, which spans the entire growing season.
Troy Farm Annual Plant Sale
502 Troy Drive, Madison
Saturday, May 7 & Saturday, May 14, 2022
The Troy Farm Plant Sale is the perfect place to stock up on plants and seeds for your home or community vegetable garden. Pre-order so your plants are ready for you to pick up at the sale or come by and select your plants on the day of the sale. Seeds are available by pre-order only.
502 Troy Drive, Madison
During the farm season, our farm stand is more than just a place to find farm-fresh vegetables, it’s a community event. On many Thursdays, meals prepared by local chefs using Troy Farm veggies are also available. Grab a picnic blanket and come join us!
Are you interested in volunteering at Troy Farm or in another Rooted program? Our programs are possible thanks to the support of community members who help us plant, harvest, sort, weed, and more. There are many types of volunteer opportunities available. Please fill out our volunteer interest form to receive more information.
Where to purchase
Troy Farm Stand
502 Troy Drive, Madison
June – October
Join us for Thursday Nights at Troy for farm fresh prepared food, live music, fresh produce at the farm stand, fun activities, and tours of Troy Land and Gardens.
Northside Farmers Market
1865 Northport Drive, Madison
May – October
The Northside Farmers Market has been bringing fresh, healthy food to the Northside of Madison for 15 years.
We started our sprout business in 2006. We are excited to grow something fresh that we can supply year-round. We offer a full line of sprouts, including mung beans, lentil mixes, peas, broccoli, and mixes with alfalfa and clover.
Customers can find our fresh sprouts year-round at several grocery stores in Madison including:
- All three Willy Street Co-op locations
- Metcalfe’s Market (Hilldale Shopping Center)
- Eastside Hy-Vee at 3801 East Washington Ave.
We grow and package certified organic basil, thyme, mint, oregano, chives, sage, parsley, and dill. Customers can find our packaged herbs for sale seasonally at Willy Street Co-op locations and Metcalfe’s Market at Hilldale Shopping Center.