UMass Student Farm

UMass Student Farm The UMass Student Farm grows certified organic produce and manages 12 acres of land, split between the UMass Research and Education Farm in South Deerfield and the new Agricultural Learning Center, located just outside of campus. The use of ecologically sound practices is a high priority, and each generation of Student Farmers continues to explore areas of growth and improvement for our environmental stewardship, while evaluating the trade-offs or benefits for our level of small-scale production agriculture. With each passing year of students at the helm, the Student Farm continues to grow dynamically, both in size and scope.
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“What’s your favorite tater?”“Brian Williams.”“Well that’s just a common tater!”Potato planting time! @ South Deerfield,...
05/06/2020

“What’s your favorite tater?”
“Brian Williams.”
“Well that’s just a common tater!”

Potato planting time! @ South Deerfield, Massachusetts

Beautiful day for a new arrival on the farm! Taking name suggestions for our brand new tractor.  Leave your suggestions ...
04/29/2020

Beautiful day for a new arrival on the farm! Taking name suggestions for our brand new tractor. Leave your suggestions in the comments 👇🙌🌱 @ UMass Student Farm

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
04/22/2020
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Our main message we’d like to get out to the campus community is that we’re still here,” said Amanda Brown, the director of the UMass Student Farming Enterprise. “We’re still growing food, the show must go on.”

By Kathrine Esten

Every day is earth day
04/22/2020

Every day is earth day

Happy Earth Day! Here are just a few of our favorite green spaces on campus, including:

🌱 Durfee Conservatory
🌱 UMass Student Farm
🌱 Franklin Permaculture Garden
🌱 Songbird Garden
🌱 Morrill Greenhouse
🌱 Courtyard Garden at UMass Library
🌱 UMASS Cold Spring Orchard

But there are so many to choose from! Which are your favorite?

P.S. Celebrate Earth Week with us—virtually!—right here: https://bit.ly/3eIEyvc.

Amanda wants you to buy a CSA share (to support local agriculture and student farmers!) and of course join the farm fami...
04/03/2020

Amanda wants you to buy a CSA share (to support local agriculture and student farmers!) and of course join the farm family ❤️🔥

04/01/2020

CSA shares are still available! Tap the link in our bio to sign up!

Tap the link in our bio to sign up for a CSA share! Feel free to direct message us with any questions or concerns.
03/31/2020

Tap the link in our bio to sign up for a CSA share! Feel free to direct message us with any questions or concerns.

03/31/2020

Tap the link in our bio to sign up for a CSA share! Feel free to direct message us with any questions or concerns.

Student Farm is actively working hard to prepare to break ground! Tap our link in the bio to sign up for a CSA for the f...
03/30/2020

Student Farm is actively working hard to prepare to break ground! Tap our link in the bio to sign up for a CSA for the fall! #supportstufarmers

Green shoots are always nice to see on a cold gray day. Garlic crop 2020 pushing through!
03/25/2020

Green shoots are always nice to see on a cold gray day. Garlic crop 2020 pushing through!

Counting the days down to sunshine and more farmers markets! CSA link in the bio!
03/20/2020

Counting the days down to sunshine and more farmers markets! CSA link in the bio!

The Student Farm wants you to wash your hands and socially distance because we love YOU and this world!
03/17/2020

The Student Farm wants you to wash your hands and socially distance because we love YOU and this world!

Our onions are awake! Ready for whatever may come next
03/12/2020

Our onions are awake! Ready for whatever may come next

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03/03/2020

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Want to eat local, sustainably-grown veggies? Buy a UMass Student Farm fall 2020 CSA share and lettuce feed you!
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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture- our “members” purchase a farm share in the spring and in the fall they receive their share of fresh, organic produce each week!
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Get the $25 off early bird special by paying in full by May 1st! Sign up through this link: https://umass.science/csa
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Annual trip to Big Y Support Center! Thank you for a great afternoon
02/26/2020

Annual trip to Big Y Support Center! Thank you for a great afternoon

20 DAYS TILL  CSA SHARES OPEN!!!!! DM us with any questions 🥒🥬🌶📷 @peterparker_irl  @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center
02/10/2020

20 DAYS TILL CSA SHARES OPEN!!!!! DM us with any questions 🥒🥬🌶

📷 @peterparker_irl @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center

Catching some winter rays after a long morning of excel excellence #amandagram
01/29/2020

Catching some winter rays after a long morning of excel excellence #amandagram

Breaking news: meet your 2020-2021 student farm crew!! 🥬🥒🌶
01/22/2020

Breaking news: meet your 2020-2021 student farm crew!! 🥬🥒🌶

Reflecting on a crazy year, here’s our top nine!⭐️🥳🤩 comment your fav stu farm memory from 2019 below⬇️
12/31/2019

Reflecting on a crazy year, here’s our top nine!⭐️🥳🤩 comment your fav stu farm memory from 2019 below⬇️

As the year comes to a wrap and the farm goes to bed, we cannot thank you all for your support and following along this ...
12/08/2019

As the year comes to a wrap and the farm goes to bed, we cannot thank you all for your support and following along this journey with us. From our farm to you and yours, thank you ❤️

Happy Thanksgiving break from our family to yours ❤️#whenyouseeit
11/22/2019

Happy Thanksgiving break from our family to yours ❤️

#whenyouseeit

A huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to an amazing woman, teacher, mother, farmer, and many more roles. I’m sure that when I write this...
11/19/2019

A huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to an amazing woman, teacher, mother, farmer, and many more roles. I’m sure that when I write this, I speak on behalf of many others, Amanda we are truly so lucky and grateful to have you in our lives and directing the Student Farm. We simply could not do it without you. @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center

Love! Like! This! Tag your best friend and tell them you love them ⬇️ @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center
11/15/2019

Love! Like! This! Tag your best friend and tell them you love them ⬇️
@ UMass Agricultural Learning Center

Hi all! We wanted to share an upcoming opportunity to show solidarity with farmworkers in NYC on November 18! This actio...
11/14/2019
WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, WENDY'S? — BOYCOTT WENDY'S

Hi all!

We wanted to share an upcoming opportunity to show solidarity with farmworkers in NYC on November 18! This action is building on a five year campaign, urging Wendy's to end exploitation of farmworkers in their supply chain. If you are in need of transportation to the city, there will be a bus leaving Boston midmorning on the 17th and will return late on the 18th with stops in Providence, RI and New Haven, CT (would require short drive from Amherst). It will be arriving Sunday 11/17 for a community dinner with farmworkers from Immokalee and their families, and will spend the day with farmworkers and allies on the 18th in a demonstration outside of Trian Partners, culminating in a march through Manhattan. Check out the website for more details and email [email protected] if you have any further questions!

http://www.boycott-wendys.org/what-are-you-hiding-wendys

In today’s business world, the rules for social responsibility are changing.  Consumers increasingly want to know what companies are doing to address the key social issues of our day, from climate change to economic inequality and sexual harassment.  As a result, the days when consumer-facing co...

You know the drill, try to swipe through without laughing ➡️ @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center
11/04/2019

You know the drill, try to swipe through without laughing ➡️ @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center

10/21/2019

Name that movie ⬇️

Who's counting down the days to the next Farmers’ Market?! 📸: @peterparker_irl @mdcollegian  @ UMass Agricultural Learni...
10/16/2019

Who's counting down the days to the next Farmers’ Market?!

📸: @peterparker_irl @mdcollegian @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center

Sunday scaries have nothing on us 💪🎃  @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center
10/13/2019

Sunday scaries have nothing on us 💪🎃 @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center

10/11/2019

Running into fall like:

How we feel about the CSA / Farmers Market being held at the Barn THIS FRIDAY: @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center
10/09/2019

How we feel about the CSA / Farmers Market being held at the Barn THIS FRIDAY: @ UMass Agricultural Learning Center

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Our Ag Learning Center bear is back!
Please join us for the 6th annual ThinkFOOD conference in Great Barrington on Saturday, April 13th. The theme is "Berkshire Pollinators" and will feature keynote speaker Thomas Seeley, author of bestselling book Honeybee Democracy. There will be hands-on workshops on backyard beekeeping, planting pollinator gardens, preserving fruit, a honey tasting with the American Honey Tasting Society, and much more. It is FREE for students to attend and space is limited, so register today! https://simons-rock.edu/academics/program-overview/food-studies/thinkfood.php
Hey... Student Farm tee spotted at the beach in South Florida!
Missing you all on Friday’s. Thanks another great CSA season.
Thanks for another wonderful season!
Join Talking Truth for our last program of Fall 2018... Thurs 11/15, 6:00-8:00pm, Goodell Lounge With Thanks: Pre-Thanksgiving Connections in Food and Art (with Emily Tareila, MFA candidate) Share in a meal and facilitated conversations around harvest, gratitude, families, waste, fear, legacy, hope, and more. We will also be utilizing natural dyes and textiles to support this work. Bring some food or drink to share, if possible.
Hey, you all are in the Collegian!
Spotted a Student Farm shirt at the Jimmy Buffet concert at Jones Beach tonight!
Someone spotted a UMass Student Farm shirt in South Florida this week!
Thanks to Amanda Brown for showing the neighbors to the ALC around your new barn!
Even before my morning meditation on this beach... I signed up for my CSA share for 2018!