The Guilford College Farm has seen steady growth and now encompasses three cultivated acres, including a 5-thousand-square-foot tunnel enabling year-round production of more than 10,000 pounds of food a year. Nearly all the crops are started from seed in our propagation greenhouse. The Farm produces a wide variety of vegetable crops utilizing sustainable farming practices, and all soil amendments and pesticides used are OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) approved.
The Farm serves the greater Guilford community by providing fresh vegetables for the College’s dining services, a student operated on-site farmers market, a steadily growing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, two local groceries, and a few local restaurants.
The Farm is a popular site for work-study students, including a wide range of volunteers from both our on-campus and off-campus communities. The mission of the Guilford College Farm is to serve as a learning laboratory while producing fresh, locally grown produce for the community in an economically viable framework.