- The College Farm was featured on Sustainable Simplicity!
- The College Farm was featured on Sustainable …Posted 1 week ago
Check out what it’s like to live in one of the Yurts!
- Last HUB stand of the season!
- Last HUB stand of the season!Posted 2 weeks ago
Visit us for our last HUB stand of the semester! 11:00am- 2:00pm
Come and stock up on Dickinson College Farm goodies for the winter months ahead! This Friday marks the last…
- Planting “Seeds” at the Dickinson College Farm: Dylan Brown ‘12
- Planting “Seeds” at the Dickinson College Far…Posted 2 weeks ago
In 2012, Dylan Brown graduated from Dickinson with a degree in biology. A week later, he started a new chapter of his life farming in Maine: a path he previously…
- Farm Spotlight: Katie Soriano
- Farm Spotlight: Katie SorianoPosted 3 weeks ago
A native of Pennsylvania, Kaitlin is a senior at Dickinson College where she works year-round on the Dickinson College Organic Certified Farm. She is an Environmental Science major and is…
- Grass Fed Lamb For Sale!
- Grass Fed Lamb For SalePosted 4 weeks ago
Grass Fed Lambs for Sale: The College Farm has pasture-fed humanely-raised lambs for sale. All lambs were born on the farm this Spring and have been lovingly cared for by…
- Farm Spotlight: Wes Lickus
- Farm Spotlight: Wes LickusPosted 1 month 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…
- Grass-Fed Beef from the Dickinson College Farm
- Grass-Fed Beef from the Dickinson College Far…Posted 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.…
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!