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University Farm Laboratory

Vegetable Crops Unit

A large majority of the campus farm's 70 acres of vegetable crops are devoted to its famous sweet corn that has been raised on campus since 1981.

Yellow and white varieties are planted throughout the late winter and spring to provide supplies that stock the Gibson Farm Market from June through August.

Look for other popular summer produce such as asparagus, cucumbers, green beans, peppers, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons and other commodities at the Gibson Farm Market and raised on campus.  

Students from the campus plant science club also raise vegetables on a half-acre plot next to the campus horticulture nursery that are donated to local food banks and community organizations aimed at reducing food insecurity, like the Amendola Family Student Cupboard on campus.