The Student Farm is a working small farm on the western edge of the Purdue
University campus. We grow beautiful vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers using
the principles that naturally govern balanced eco systems, including emphasis on
diversity, healthy soil, healthy plants, and healthy people. Our educational
work is all about food: how to grow it on a small, ecological scale, the art
of marketing produce for profit, how to eat vegetables in delicious,
nourishing ways, understanding how food intersects with environment and economy
Day to day during the school year, farm work is managed by several student
groups: those enrolled in the "Small Farms Experience" courses, volunteers
involved in the Purdue Student Farm Organization, part-time undergraduate staff,
and full time summer interns. A farm manager and faculty advisor also provide
facilitation and over sight.
As a business, our harvest is sold three different ways:
- Through our new Farm Share program
- At the Purdue Farmers’ Market &
West Lafayette Farmers’ Market
- Commercially to university
dining halls and caterers, as well as to several small local grocers
If you are interested in joining our work or purchasing our food, please explore this site or feel free to contact us for more information.
We welcome everyone!