The Market Garden was started in the early 1980s by students wishing to gain practical skills and experience in organic vegetable production and marketing to complement knowledge gained in the class room.
Today, our seven acres provides students with year round opportunities to learn and participate in agricultural activities—through field activities, classes, and independent student projects. Students take the lead in all phases of organic vegetable production and marketing including growing transplants in the greenhouse, direct seeding and transplanting of crops, field preparation, irrigation, cultivation, pest management, harvesting, packing and marketing.
Throughout the year, we are open from 8am to 12pm, Monday through Friday. Monday and Thursday are harvest days for our CSA and sales to Dining Services and the Coffee House. Non-harvest field activities take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Students can participate as volunteers and interns, or as part of the Organic Crop Production Practices class (PLS 49) offered every year, or as a Lead Student Farmer.
Learn more about how to get involved at the Market Garden.