The Hampshire College Farm is a working farm and thriving educational center, providing agricultural programs for the College, local community members, and school groups.
|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!|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you are interested in meeting our staff and learning more about our animals and enterprises, please contact us.