CSA Type: Vegetables, Mutual Aid/Solidarity Share
Drop Locations: Farm pick-up, Here We Grow Plants, The Greenery, The Foundry
Growing Lots Urban Farm is a one acre market farm located in the heart of the Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis. It occupies three previously vacant lots, transformed into a highly productive vegetable farm. They work with local wholesalers, chefs, CSA members and local farmer’s markets to sell and distribute produce. Growing Lots’ emphasis is on soil stewardship and environmentally sound practices; they care for the soils by intensively composting local, organic waste streams, so not only are they small-scale farmers, but small-scale organics recyclers.
Growing Lots’ compost consists of organic food scraps from Co-op Partners Warehouse, wood chips from local tree services, shredded leaves from the neighborhood, plant debris from Mother Earth Gardens, coffee chaff from local roasters and beer mash from Insight Brewery. The alchemy of building compost is the magic that turns vacant parking lots into abundant urban farms!
New in 2021- Mutual Aid option: This initiative allows you to purchase a share or donate to scholarships providing subsidized and free produce for households that desire and would otherwise be unable to afford a CSA share.