'Drive Thru at the Farm' aims to help fund local food supply chain

Posted at 5:50 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:01:08-04

MILWAUKEE — Saturday, the second weekly Drive-Thru at the Farm opened up as shoppers made their way through to pick up fresh food and produce.

“People are really coming by for the convenience, for the ability to just pull up and pay some money for a lot of food and not have to get out of their car," said organizer Thomas Schmitt.

For everyone involved with the 2-week-old drive through, the individual goals were different.

"This is probably going to be dinner tonight," said Barbara Thompson, a customer as she picked up an order.

Jackie, another customer, picked up food to deliver to other families.

No matter why customers came, Schmitt's goal is keeping dollars coming into the food supply chain.

“We’re not trying to be in the grocery business. We’re trying to take some of the load off the farmers business and give people a safe shopping experiences," Schmitt said.

Schmitt said much of the food he's now selling would've otherwise gone to waste due to restaurant and businesses closing.

“For 20 bucks, they get a very large bag of produce, fruit, vegetables and mashed potatoes," Schmitt said.

The Drive Through at the Farm is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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"The Farm"
5500 W. Silver Spring Dr.

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