Pomona Organic Farm Stand Opens Friday, Sept. 14
The Pomona College Organic Farm Stand will re-open for its second year this Friday, Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m., in the Smith Campus Center Courtyard. Offering fresh produce grown on the campus farm, the stand will be open every second and fourth Friday during the fall semester, with a special Thanksgiving week sale Nov. 19.
This week, the Farm Club expects to have basil, tomatoes, eggplant, chard, peppers, winter squashes, peppermint tea, lemon herbal teas, stevia for sweetener, dried lavender, rosemary, oregano, thyme, and a new batch of Farm t-shirts and sweatshirts, among other items. Later in the semester, they plan to offer essential oils.
“The Farm Stand is great way to get delicious, healthy produce for a very low cost,” says Adam Long, one of the student Farm Club Leaders. “Our goal is primarily to teach about and connect the wider community to the Farm and to the process of growing food.”
The Pomona Organic Farm, managed by the Environmental Analysis Program, is really two unique spaces in the southeast corner of campus. Both The Farm and The Academic Field share a commitment to promoting more sustainable food production and a greater understanding of food and agriculture. The Farm, located on the western side, focuses on smaller-scale plots, perennial tree fruit production and sustainable/land-integrated architecture. The larger Academic Field, to the east, emphasizes larger-scale crop production. Both spaces use 100% organic agriculture methods.