- Farm Spotlight: Wes Lickus
- Farm Spotlight: Wes LickusPosted 22 hours ago
“Hey I’m Wesley, I am from Yarmouth, Maine and have recently declared an environmental science major. This is my first semester working on the Dickinson College Farm. I have had…
- SEED: Winter Wonders at the Farm
- SEED: Winter Wonders at the FarmPosted 2 days ago
Celebrate Winter! Explore the farm during its snowy hibernation and learn how to make a winter decoration with farm-grown and collected materials. Then warm up inside a yurt with a…
- Farm Spotlight: Carly Zarzeka
- Farm Spotlight: Carly ZarzekaPosted 2 days ago
“I am a senior Studio Art major from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. I am a co-founder of the Dickinson Dog House, a member of Devils’ Advocate, work in the Visual Resource Center…
- Grass-Fed Beef from the Dickinson College Farm
- Grass-Fed Beef from the Dickinson College Far…Posted 2 days ago
The College Farm has an inventory of prime cuts in their freezers! Currently available are Rib-eye Steaks ($10/lb.), Short Ribs ($4/lb.), Liver ($3/lb.) and other select cuts. If you are…
- Holiday Gift Baskets Are Back!
- Holiday Gift Boxes Are Back!Posted 3 weeks ago
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 other wholesome ingredients. Gift boxes…
- Farmers’ Market Wed., Sept 24th 3-7pm
- Farmers’ Market Wednesdays: We’ve Relocated!Posted 3 weeks ago
Winter is right around the corner, and Farmers on the Square is moving indoors! The market is every Wednesday from 3-7pm located in Project Share at 5 Orange St., Carlisle, PA.…
- Farm Spotlight: Rachael Sclafani
- Farm Spotlight: Rachael SclafaniPosted 3 weeks ago
“I am a junior Environmental Science and Biology double major, and I have worked at the farm since my first year at Dickinson. I live in the Social Justice House…
- SEED is back! Check out the Fall 2014 Schedule!
- SEED is back! Check out the Fall 2014 Schedul…Posted 2 months ago
This semester SEED will be taught by Caryn Sennett. Caryn is a senior student at Dickinson College. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and Spanish and particularly likes to paint in…
- HUB Farm Stand 9/5/14
- HUB Farm Stand Fall 2014Posted 3 months ago
Every Friday the HUB Farm Stand will be open from 11:00am-2:00pm in the lower HUB!
Declining balance accepted! Fresh, certified organic veggies, herbs, and more!
The Dickinson Farm is a 50-acre living laboratory that is Certified Organic. Located just 6 miles from campus, the farm has over 12 acres of vegetable production ground and 18 acres of animal pasture. The farm manages a small flock of sheep, grass-fed beef cattle, laying hens and broiler chickens. The majority of the harvest is delivered to the campus dining hall.
A significant portion of the harvest is earmarked for the farm’s Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, which feeds over 130 families. The Farm also maintains a thriving stand at Carlisle’s producer-only Farmers On The Square market, sells produce to local restaurants, and donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce to Project SHARE throughout the growing season.
Dickinson College students assist with all aspects of the farm’s food production as employees or volunteers. In addition to raising Certified Organic produce for the college dining hall, the farm supports the academic interests of students and faculty, promotes renewable energy through solar applications and builds a greater awareness among students about how food is generated using techniques that help sustain natural ecosystems.
The farm’s livestock are managed on pasture through a rotational grazing program that provides the animals with year round forage, sunlight and fresh air which minimizes disease issues and supports overall animal health.
We integrate agroecological theories and practices to create an ecosystem that is self-supporting and not dependent on synthetic inputs. Through well-organized crop rotations, green manures, and compost applications, the soil at the Dickinson Farm is able to grow quality crops.
Through programs such as Farm, Cook, Eat, Sustainable Earth Education (SEED) and the hosting of community events and public tours, 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. Come visit us!