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Homefield Farm

Students working at Homefield Farm

Homefield Farm is a partnership between Dining Services and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the only certified organic operation owned by a university in Virginia. The six-acre, student-run farm is located eight miles west of the Blacksburg campus and provides about 50,000 pounds of fresh produce to dining centers and Homefield’s farm stand on campus. The farm, along with a high tunnel at Virginia Tech’s Urban Horticulture Center, raises thirty varieties of vegetables, plus culinary herbs, flowers, and decorative pumpkins and gourds.

Homefield Farm also provides a unique opportunity for collaboration between students and Dining Services’ culinary staff to provide ingredients for popular dishes and events. For example, Homefield’s ingredients can be found at Farms, a sustainable dining venue in the Owens Food Court, Turner Place’s tomato bisque soup and pizza sauce, or the hot peppers used for the annual Chili Challenge at D2 in Dietrick Hall.

Meet Your Farmer

Adrienne Keith, Assistant Farm Manager

Adrienne Keith stands, smiling, with the farm in the background

Adrienne combines experience from roles in local market farming operations, Virginia Tech Grounds and Landscaping, and the largest fully integrated high tech greenhouse vegetable producer in North America. Her Bachelor of Science in Media Studies from Radford University supports her sense of vision and harmony in the design of local food systems. Adrienne takes joy in providing quality organic produce for students while contributing to and growing in Homefield’s hands-on learning environment.

Students working at Homefield Farm

Annual Reports

2019 Annual Report.pdf 2019 Annual Report
2018 Homefield Farm annual Report.pdf
2017 Homefield Farm Annual Report.pdf
2016 Dining Services Farm Annual Report.pdf
2015 Dining Services Farm Annual Report.pdf
2014 Dining Services Farm Annual Report.pdf

Help support the mission of Homefield Farm by donating directly to the farm today through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Homefield Farm Farm Stand logo
A photo from the Homefield Farm Farmstand in September, 2019
Photo taken in September of 2019.

What is the Farm Stand?

The on-campus farm stand is an initiative of Homefield Farm and a collaboration between Dining Services, the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Students enrolled in the Farm Market Field Study course take shifts managing the stand, which sells a variety of seasonal vegetables grown at the farm.

Fall 2021 Farm Stand Dates

The Farm Stand is located on the plaza outside of Turner Place at Lavery Hall from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM on the dates listed below.

  • September 28th
Students farming

Want to get involved?

Classes: Check back for educational opportunities provided through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences!

Summer Farm Work: Dining Services hires several student employees to work at Homefield Farm each summer. Applications are accepted in the spring.

Homefield Farm is a collaborative partnership between Student Affairs Dining Services, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences.