Big City Farms specializes in growing heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables on vacant parcels of land in downtown Indianapolis. The operation is committed to bringing farming back into the urban environment. The produce is availabe to the public through a CSA program that runs from June through October. In addition to growing high-quality vegetables, the farm also works to increase food and farming educational opportunities, as well as exploring ways in which well-grown produce can be made more accessible to under-served populations.
Season: June through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 25
Full Share: $550/22 week season
Work Req? No
Big City Farms sells to a variety of local restaurants on a weekly basis during the growing season. The selection and quantities of particular items varies of the course of the year. The farm is particularly proud of its cooking greens (numerous varieties which are available from early spring through the fall), root crops (a wide variety of beets, radishes, carrots, and turnips), and heirloom tomatoes.
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My husband and I participated in the Big City Farmers CSA last year (2009) and it was a wonderful experience. Convenient weekly pick-ups of incredibly fresh veggies and herbs, without the use of any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, etc.... [more]