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Hampshire College Farm

The Hampshire College Farm is a working farm and thriving educational center, providing agricultural programs for the College, local community members, and school groups.

Fast Facts about the Farm

Acres in Vegetable Production 20
Acres in Livestock and Pasture 65
Vegetables Cultivated Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Collards, Edamame, Eggplant, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Mustard Greens, Onions, Hot Peppers, Sweet Peppers, Popcorn, Pumpkins, Rutabaga, Radishes, Salad Mix, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash
Pounds of Vegetables Grown in a Year 75,000
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Shares 200 (includes students, staff, and faculty as well as 75 shares supplied to the campus dining hall!)
Maple Trees Tapped Across Campus for Maple Syrup Over 100, yielding over 220 gallons of sap each spring!
Laying Hens Supplying Fresh Eggs to the Campus Dining Hall Over 200
Estimated Honeybee Population 65,000+
Heritage Breed Grass Fed Cows 18
Pigs on Pasture 12
Students Working on the Farm Between 5-50 depending on the season
Ways to Get Involved Countless!

Expect More from Your Food

With an eye toward the cultural, sustainable, and nutritional aspects of food production, the Hampshire Farm is dedicated to educating future generations of healthy, ethical food producers and consumers. The Hampshire Farm won't just teach you how to farm; it will teach you how to farm for the future. And you'll learn to eat well, too.

Academics at Work

From studying animal behavior to agriculture, Hampshire students in a wide variety of fields use the Hampshire Farm as a hub for investigating the intellectual, political, and scientific issues surrounding food production.

Internships and Work-Study Opportunities

Learning at Hampshire doesn't end in the classroom. Students here live their educations and, with the internship and work-study opportunities at the Hampshire Farm, can grow their educations from the seed to the table and beyond.

Visitors are Welcome

Visitors and volunteers are welcome to tour the Hampshire Farm and are encouraged to get involved. As we are a working farm, certain production areas of the farm do have limited access.

View our farm map

Food, Farm, and Sustainability Blog

Hampshire’s Sustainability Initiative builds upon the College’s strong foundation of forward-thinking decision-making. Learn more about and keep up to date with Hampshire's Sustainability Initiative on the Food, Farm, and Sustainability Blog.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides a model of farming directly linking consumers to farmers. The Hampshire College Farm has a vegetable CSA and a meat CSA.

Sign up for a CSA share


Created in the late 1970s as an experimental project of the natural science faculty, the Hampshire Farm continues to be a place where students and faculty integrate science and alternative technology as a means for testing sustainable methods of farming.

Contact Us

If you are interested in meeting our staff and learning more about our animals and enterprises, please contact us.

Get Involved

Join the Food, Farm, and Sustainability general mailing list and be the first to know about events, news, and opportunities at the Farm Center.

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