The Farm at Stonehill

The Farm at Stonehill was founded in 2011 with two goals in mind: first, provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown food to local food pantries and families in need. Second, provide students with the opportunity to actively engage in food justice issues in neighboring communities.

The Farm 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

Guest Post: From Student to Service Corps – The Transition

Many of you may have seen me face over at the Farm, delivering flowers, or leading groups of students on tours and wondered – didn’t she graduate? And yes, I did. However, now I am participating in the year- long Stonehill Service Corps program in Brockton serving as the Farm’s Outreach Coordinator. I don’t know […]

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Growing Before Our Very Eyes

Looking out at the fields at the end of the day today I was struck by the jungle of tomato, squash, eggplant and pepper plants that met my gaze.   Are the winter squash already ripening – the tomato seeds that we planted back in late March now giant plants busily producing delicious fruits in varying […]

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