The St. Sebastian Human Concerns Committee supports Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA). It’s a way to connect to local farmers who deliver fresh farm products to a central location for pickup.

Joining a CSA farm is one way to respond to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops call: “We hope that Catholics throughout our country, in urban, suburban, and rural areas, will join in the effort to promote a food and agricultural system more focused on overcoming hunger, providing a decent living for farmers and farm workers, and protecting the earth and its resources.”

This year we are working with Green Fire Farm, operated by Jacob Marty, the sixth generation farmer on this land near Monticello, Wisconsin. He’s taking it in a new sustainable direction that includes grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb and chicken in addition to eggs and dairy. Watch this documentary to learn more about their philosophy and approach to offering healthy food.

To have fresh products delivered monthly, here’s what you need to do:

  • Create an account on the farm’s website
  • Place an order and pay online
  • Pickup the order at the designated date and time at parishioner Rhonda VanPembrook’s house in Washington Heights. Come early enough, and you’ll get a chance to meet Jacob and have a snack!

If this doesn’t work for you, click here for a list of other Milwaukee-area CSAs.

Questions? Contact parishioner Rhonda at 414-640-3805 or