What We Grow

CSA crop box

The Institute for Food farm is a mid-sized, intensive vegetable farm housed on a 14-acre section of the original Austin-Magie Farm. For the 2019 season we will have 4-5 acres in active production with the remainder in cover crops to rejuvenate the soil. All fruits and vegetables are grown using sustainable and organic methods that adhere to USDA food safety guidelines. We are committed to ecological practices to grow nutritious food; we support biodiversity; we use integrated pest management, organic compost, and natural plant-based products to help build and maintain healthy soils and healthy plants. Artificial chemicals and synthetic fertilizers are not used.

The 2019 season will mark the Institute for Food's 3rd CSA season. Our goal is to offer a rich variety of fresh, sustainably grown, seasonal vegetables to the Miami community. Our harvest extends from mid May to early December. We begin the season with a range of leafy greens and spring vegetables. As the days get warmer and longer, our beds overflow with a bounty of summer vegetables from tomatoes and peppers to eggplant and chard. Once fall arrives, the weekly shares shift towards cold weather greens like kale and spinach, along with potatoes, winter squash, and broccoli.