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The Dickinson Farm is a 50-acre living laboratory that is Certified Organic and Food Alliance Certified.
Located just 6 miles from campus, the farm maintains six to eight acres
in food production in a given year. The majority of the harvest is
delivered to the campus dining hall.
A significant portion of the harvest is earmarked for the farm’s Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, which feeds over 130 families.
The farm also maintains a thriving stand at Carlisle’s producer-only Farmers On The Square market, sells produce to local restaurants, and donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce to Project S.H.A.R.E throughout the growing season.
Dickinson College students assist with all aspects of the farm’s food production as employees or volunteers. In addition to raising Certified Organic produce for the college dining hall, the farm supports the academic interests of students and faculty, promotes renewable energy through solar applications
and builds a greater awareness among students about how food is
generated using techniques that help sustain natural ecosystems.
The farm manages a small flock of sheep, grass-fed beef cattle, laying hens and broiler chickens. The farm’s livestock are
managed on pasture through a rotational grazing program that provides
the animals with year-round forage, sunlight and fresh air which
minimizes disease issues and supports overall animal health.
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