Market Basket Program






The Farm-to-City Market Basket Program consists of weekly deliveries of safe, healthy and affordable produce to neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.  This program is run on a weekly basis, so that customers may engage at a pace that is right for them.

 

The market basket program is a cross between a mobile grocery store and a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. The produce comes from local farms and from small-scale wholesalers, offering us the freshest produce from their shelves. We believe this is the best way to create sustainable change, as well as jobs, in our communities.


During the
spring, summer, and fall
months, the majority of the produce found in the Market Basket comes from: 

  • Growing Power's Farms in Milwaukee, Merton, and Will Allen's Farm in Oak Creek; and 

  • The Rainbow Farmer's Cooperative, a collective of small, family farmers.

During the winter months, produce comes from: 

  • Growing Power's greenhouses in Milwaukee; 

  • The Rainbow Farmer's Cooperative, relying on our farmers in the South and on storage crops such as onions, potatoes, and sweet potatoes; and 

  • Small-scale, locally or family owned wholesalers such as Goodness Greeness in Chicago.  These whole salers keep fresh fruits and vegetables not grown locally during the winter, such as apples, head lettuce, and peppers, available and affordable year-round and provide local jobs in our community -- the very essence of a Community Food System.

 

Place your Market Basket order here: Prices and pick up information varies depending on city, click on your city for details:

 

Types of Market Baskets:

 

 

The Regular Market Basket

Provides varieties of conventional and sustainably grown produce designed to last 2 to 4 people throughout the week.  The basket contains a variety of both fruits and vegetables.

 

 

The Junior/Senior Market Basket

Provides approximately half the regular market basket designed to accommodate smaller households.  The basket still contains varieties of produce, but in smaller quantities.

 

 

The Sustainable Market Basket

Provides approximately variety of certified organic and sustainably grown produce designed to last 2-4 people throughout the week.  The basket contains a variety of both fruits and vegetables.

 

Extras!

In addition to the weekly market basket, customers may also purchase pasture-raised meats and fruit baskets.  Urban Clover Honey from Growing Power’s apiary is a specialty item that is seasonally available. Please email you local market basket coordinator for options.

Are you curious about what to expect in a Market Basket or Sustainable Box?  Learn More. 

 

 

 

 

 

Milwaukee Headquarters:  5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218

Tel. 414.527.1546 / Fax 414.527.1908

Chicago Projects Office:  3333 S. Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Tel. 773.376.8882