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Victory Acres Farm
5311 South 800 East
Upland, IN 46989
Phone: (765) 998-2605
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Victory Acres provides hospitality and healing while growing good food and providing good, life-giving work in North-Central Indiana.

Housed on a farm dating back to the 1830s, Victory Acres is a branch of Victory Inner-city Ministries (VICM), a non-profit organization that is actively involved in community and economic development on the east side of Indianapolis, mid-town Detroit, and inner city Cincinnati. Since 2000, VICM has served to make Christ visible - not only to the poor and disenfranchised but to the entire community in which it serves.  At Victory Acres, we believe that the farm serves as a place for making Christ visible through agriculture.

How do we do this? We grow fresh, high-quality, chemical-free produce along with raising grass-fed beef cattle, pastured poultry and pastured pork. Meanwhile, individuals in relationship with Victory Inner-City Ministries are provided with a place to grow, rebuild, and participate in esteem-building work. While they are doing good work that is helping to produce good food, they learn new lessons, acquire valuable job skills, rebuild their lives, and help with vegetable production.

Here's our story in a nutshell: Victory Acres has been a working farm since the 1830’s and has been connected to the Himelick family for six generations. For the past 25 years, the farm benefited from the USDA Conservation program, allowing the land to rest and add natural soil fertility.  In the fall of 2005, Eric Himelick, VICM's board of directors, and the Himelick family began talking about Victory Inner-City Ministries purchasing the farm on contract and starting a community supported agriculture program as a way to fund the ministry. After they got the go-ahead from the Himelick family and the VICM Board, the purchase was completed in June 2006.

While Victory Acres continues to draw on its rich heritage and maintain the traditions in which it is so firmly rooted, we are constantly welcoming new people from all walks of life to our 114-acre farm in north-central Indiana.  We invite you to join us!
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Victory Acres CSA, 5275 S. 800 E. Upland, IN 46989
Tel: (765) 997-8448 or Use our Contact Form

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