The Farm at Stonehill

The Farm at Stonehill is a place for students to get their hands dirty. An initiative of the Mission Division, the Farm supplies local food banks, soup kitchens and other meal providers with organic, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables; helping to make nutritious, local food available to neighbors in need.

The Farm challenges the status quo and asks students to actively engage food justice issues in the surrounding community. Located on 1.5 acres of college-owned land directly adjacent to campus, the Farm is a living endorsement of our commitment to the greater good.

During the growing season, the Farm distributes produce through four organizations:

  • My Brother’s Keeper
  • The Easton Food Pantry
  • The Table at Father Bill’s and Main Spring
  • The Family Center at the Brockton YMCA

The Farm is an inviting place where the entire campus community assists with all levels of farming, from planting seeds in the spring to putting the fields to bed before the first frost (and lots of weed-pulling in between).

2012 Statistics

  • 149 student volunteers
  • 702 volunteer hours
  • 10,000 pounds of produce donated

The Farm at Stonehill Blog

Spring’s First Heralds Hum!

With temperatures falling into the teens at night for much of March, it feels like an understatement to say we have had a slow start to spring  here in Easton, MA.  In his poem, “I Have a Rendezvous With Life, “ Countee Cullen includes the line “I have a rendezvous with Life, When spring’s first heralds hum.” […]

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Winter Research: From the Lab to the Field

From the Lab to The Field: Cold-Tolerance Gene Research at the Farm Guest post by, Danielle Garceau, Class of 2015 Even during the quieter, less hectic winter months, there is still a surprising amount of activity at the farm. From Mesclun mix and other cold weather crops like Spinach growing along in the hoop house, […]

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