One Pot Wonders for Busy People with Tanya McCausland
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Saturday, October 25th 2:00pm-4:00pm

Cooking a fresh and healthy meal can feel impossible between working, running errands and running a household. Say goodbye to takeout and hello to one pot wonders!…

One Pot Wonders for Busy People with Tanya Mc…
Farmers’ Market Wed., Sept 24th 3-7pm
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The market is every Wednesday from 3-7pm at 2 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA Check out the Farmers on the Square Facebook page for a weekly list of vendors and market goodies.

Farmers’ Market Wednesdays
SEED: The Five Senses of Farming, September 20th
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Our first SEED class is quickly approaching!
The Five Senses of Farming
Saturday, September 20
10am-noon
Suggested ages 9-12
Can you name the five senses? Come out to the farm to discover some of the…

SEED: The Five Senses of Farming, September 2…
HUB Farm Stand 9/5/14
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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!

HUB Farm Stand Fall 2014
Localtunity 2014
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LOCALTUNITY- We Buy: You Eat
Shop at Farmers on the Square, Eat Healthier with Fellow Dickinsonians & Build Community
A community opportunity- Groups of three or more Dickinson employees and/or students are…

Localtunity 2014
Free tours of Dickinson College Farm
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Free public tours of Dickinson College Farm in September:

Friday, September 19, 1:30-2:30pm

Dickinson College Farm, 553 Park Dr., Boiling Springs, PA 17007

On Friday, September 19th at 1:30 p.m., farm staff and students…

Free tours of Dickinson College Farm
Harvest Fest 2014
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Friday, September 19th, 5:30 -10 p.m.
Harvest Fest 
Enjoy live bluegrass music, contra dancing, burgers, and fresh-pressed apple cider at the Dickinson College Farm. Transportation provided to and from the farm from 5:30…

Harvest Fest 2014
Jillian Herschlag ’09 in Zagat Philly’s 30 Under 30!
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Former farm apprentice Jillian Herschlag ’09 is one of Zagat Philadelphia’s “30 under 30″! We’re very proud. Yeah, young farmers! Read more: dson.co/1sy1otN 

Jillian Herschlag ’09 – 30 Under 30
The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
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“Only half of farming is physical work. The other half is the bookkeeping, the paperwork, the marketing and the management of employees. If you’re going to work at the scale…

The Raw Truth: Kalyn Campbell ’10
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Zinnia pick-your-own flowers by greenhouse

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.

garlic, megan moodyA 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.

USDA Certified Organic Seal

Sam Bogan, student farmer, at Dickinson College Farm's market stand.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.

taylor wilmot, megan moody, bottle, lambThe 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.

Dickinson College Farm, Lower Barn and red lawn chairs.Food Alliance Certified Seal

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!

Kids at the Dickinson Farm, Children's Day 2011. Photo courtesy of Melinda Schlitt

Brendan Murtha '14 and a section of the farm's state-of-the-art irrigation system. Beloved farm mascot Bella is seeking relief from the sun on the farm's solar-powered vehicle. (Photo courtesy of John Henson)

Brendan Murtha ’14 and a section of the farm’s state-of-the-art irrigation system. Beloved farm mascot Bella is seeking relief from the sun on the farm’s solar-powered vehicle. (Photo courtesy of John Henson)