TROY Farm

Proud to be one of Madison’s oldest organic urban CSAs

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.

About Troy Farm

Join Troy Farm

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.

Every Summer Troy Farm Member receives a Square gift card that has been loaded with your balance on it. You’ll be given your card at your first farm stand visit of the year. When you purchase your veggies at the farm stand, we’ll swipe your card and that week’s purchase will be deducted from your balance. To check your balance, you can scan the QR code on the back of your card with a smartphone or you can do the following:
  • Click the button below.
  • Enter your 16-digit gift card number and 4-digit PIN found on the back of your card.
  • If your card has a 4-digit PIN but the check balance feature does not work, you will be prompted to contact the Square seller ([email protected]) to check your balance. Just send us an email and we’ll help you out.

Q&As

Troy Farm’s organic produce is available for purchase at two locations on Madison’s Northside during the May-October growing season:

Troy Farm Stand
502 Troy Drive
Thursdays, 3:30pm-6:30pm

Northside Farmers Market
2901 N. Sherman Avenue
Sundays, 8:30am-12:30pm

We also grow and package herbs, including certified organic basil, thyme, mint, oregano, chives, sage, parsley, and dill during the growing season. Customers can find our packaged herbs for sale seasonally at Willy Street Co-op locations and Metcalfe’s Market at Hilldale Shopping Center.

Rooted Sprouts are available fresh 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 at Hilldale Shopping Center, and Eastside Hy-Vee at 3801 East Washington Ave.

Yes! Troy Farm accepts SNAP and WIC benefits. Additionally, all SNAP benefits are eligible for the Double Dollars Program (while funds are available).

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. Membership is open for fall 2022, so sign up today!

Farm memberships may be eligible for HMO rebate and payment plans are available to all members. For more information, visit the Fairshare CSA Coalition.

Joining Troy Farm supports food access for Madison residents. We are the only local farm to provide up to 75% off the price of farm membership to income limited families. Your standard price membership fee helps us provide discounted memberships through our Food Access Initiative. You can also donate directly to the Food Access Fund when you sign up for membership.

Thank you to our partners at the Fairshare CSA Coalition for helping us fund and promote this important program.

A worker share volunteer helps the farm in the field or at our markets, and gets a free membership in return. Troy Farm offers a number of different worker shares. You can learn more and apply here.

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

The Troy Farm Plant Sale happens every May. It is the perfect place to stock up on plants and seeds for your home or community vegetable garden. In 2022, we grew and distributed hundreds of plants that are now growing happily in home gardens and community gardens across Madison.

We look forward to growing more plants for you in 2023.

Thursday Nights at Troy

502 Troy Drive, Madison
Thursdays 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Our farm stand is more than just a place to find farm-fresh vegetables, it’s a community event. On Thursdays starting in mid-June, meals prepared by local chefs featuring Troy Farm veggies are available for purchase during the farm stand. Prices and menus will vary from week to week, so be sure to check the Rooted events calendar and our social media pages for details. Many weeks, we will also have live music and activities. Grab a picnic blanket or sit at a picnic table under the tent and join us!

Volunteer

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
Thursdays, 3:30pm-6:30pm
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

2901 N Sherman Avenue, Madison
Sundays, 8:30am-12:30pm
May – October

The Northside Farmers Market has been bringing fresh, healthy food to the Northside of Madison for 15 years.

Wholesale

Sprouts

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.

Herbs

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.

Special thanks to our wholesale partners

We are MOSA-certified organic farm!

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