Eat Good Food
Throughout the growing season, student farmers, volunteers and farm staff work diligently to grow quality produce for consumption on campus.
The College Farm aims to be the main or one of the primary suppliers of specific vegetables to Dickinson's Dining Services during the Pennsylvania growing season (March – December). Examples of these crops include slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, mesclun mix, baby spinach, leaf lettuce, zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, and herbs.
A significant portion of the harvest is earmarked for the farm’s Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, which feeds over 155 members and their households. The Farm also maintains a thriving stand at Carlisle’s farmers' market and donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce to a local food bank throughout the growing season. We hold fun campus events like Pizza on the Plaza, serving up wood-fired pizza from our mobile wood-fired pizza oven on several Fridays during the semester, and the annual Local Food Dinner, which brings 250 students, employees, faculty, community leaders and local farmers together to celebrate regional agriculture.