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Fresh Produce

 


This is an image from the Three Sisters Community Farm website of what could be delivered to you weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Clare Garden

 



Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a program where area farms grow, harvest, and deliver fresh produce to their participants. CSA programs are a healthy, environmentally friendly option because they offer foods that are grown without pesticides, fewer hands have touched the produce, and there is less likelihood of rotting prior to delivery since food is picked fresh and delivered directly to you. Transportation of food is also hard on the environment and your food. Buying local food means that your food isn't traveling long distances so there is less pollution. Keeping food fresh as it travels often means coating it with chemicals to prevent spoiling as well. 

You can sign up for a CSA through Three Sisters Community Farm or St Clare Garden. Please see below for additional information on each.

The Three Sisters Community Farm is a local farm from Campbellsport, WI that offers CSA shares, and deliveries from this local farm will now be available to Marquette University employees. You can choose to have a 3/4 bushel box of organically grown, local produce delivered to your work on a weekly or biweekly basis. The Three Sisters Community Farm offers a unique option to customize the contents of your box via an online ecommerce store. If you prefer to not choose or don't have time, the farmers will choose for you. You can also share a box with a friend or two if you prefer to have weekly deliveries.

Marquette employees will receive a 5% discount when they purchase a share through the Three Sisters Community Farm. This program is open to the first 35 employees that sign up, and an additional 5% discount will be given if you register and pay before December 31, 2016. This price is already reflected on the sign up page. Prices will go up on January 1, 2017. Deliveries will be made from June to mid October every Thursday. Location and time of pick up will be announced at a later date.

St. Clare Garden is a local farm that specializes in providing a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. Their CSA shares contain a bounty of classic summer favorites like tomatoes, peppers, beans, and lettuce, and each week they also try to include one or two delicious items that may be off the beaten path for some--like fennel, celeriac, and daikon. Recipes are given to help you make the most of your harvest and no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides are used.

Farmer Chris Dwyer grew up and lives in Milwaukee, and his wife Clara works at MU. The farm is just south of the city in Oak Creek. St. Clare Garden veggies don't travel far from farm to plate and it is also convenient for farm visits.

St. Clare Garden offers flexible share options:

    • Full-time, full size. You get a big box every week. Feeds 3-4 people who cook more than once a week.
    • Full-time, half size. You get a smaller box every week. Feeds 1-2 people who cook a few times a week, or 3-4 people who cook about once a week.
    • Half-time, full size. You get a big box every other week. Feeds 1-2 people who cook a few times a week, or 3-4 people who don't cook as much.
    • Half-time, half size. You get a small box every other week. Perfect for 1-2 people who cook about once a week, or like to snack on fresh veggies.

You can register online for a CSA through St. Clare Garden.

For questions or more information, please contact Kristin Kipp or your Wellness Implementation Committee Representative.

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS

Contact Marquette Employee Wellness

Marquette University Department of Exercise Science
College of Health Sciences
Schroeder Health Complex, Room 235
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881