Student Farmer Turns Green
Posted 1 day ago

Ilana Zeitzer '20 Takes Home Second Place in Project Green ChallengeIlana Zeitzer, a student farmer and member of the class of 2019, is turning her passion for the environment into…

Student Farmer Turns Green
Grass-Fed Lamb For Sale
Posted 2 weeks ago

The College Farm is now accepting orders for our grass-fed lamb.If you'd like to serve humanely raised certified grass-fed lamb to your family this winter, we have you covered! Pre-order…

Grass-Fed Lamb For Sale
Apprentice Spotlight: Rob Page ’17
Posted 3 weeks ago

Tuesday, November 20th, 7:22 AM and all is quiet on the Dickinson College Farm. With a mere 8 minutes until the work day begins, the sound of farm apprentice Rob…

Apprentice Spotlight: Rob Page ’17
Holiday Gift Boxes Now Available
Posted 4 weeks ago

Give A Gift From the Land!Farm-made gift boxes are a great way to share a taste of the farm with others! Our products are made with certified organic vegetables and…

Holiday Gift Boxes Now Available
Apprentice Spotlight: Cindy Baur ’16
Posted 4 weeks ago

"Ciiinnnnnddaaaaaaaayyyy!"The call for our fearless leader rings through the fields. A red baseball cap appears in the cornstalks and bobs our way. En route to the rest of the crew,…

Apprentice Spotlight: Cindy Baur ’16
Apprentice Spotlight: Tim O’Reilly ’15
Posted 1 month ago

  Looking out over the production fields, you spot a large straw hat bobbing in the distance. It’s Tim O’Reilly, hard at work. Though he is known amongst the crew for…

Apprentice Spotlight: Tim O’Reilly ’15
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Dickinson’s College Farm is a fifty-acre, USDA-certified organic farm and a living laboratory where students can gain distinctive, hands-on learning experiences.

Student employees, graduate apprentices and volunteers are involved in all aspects of food production and research. Students in a wide variety of disciplines learn about renewable energy and sustainable agriculture through workshops and volunteering opportunities. On-site classes and independent research projects give students unique insights into complex mathematics, the role of food in global politics, public art projects, Buddhist philosophies and more.

The farm provides food to the campus and local community. The majority of the harvest is sold to the campus Dining Hall, with a significant portion earmarked for the farm’s Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, a May-November produce subscription that feeds more than 155 members and their families.

The farm also sells produce through a bountiful stand at Carlisle’s thriving weekly farmers’ market and donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce to a local food bank, Project S.H.A.R.E.

Through youth programs such as Farm, Cook, Eat, Sustainable Earth Education (SEED) and the hosting of popular annual events such as the Local Food Dinner, Dickinson College Farm serves as a venue for the Dickinson community and its neighbors to experience a holistic approach to land stewardship rooted in management practices that work to sustain the natural environment.