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.
Want to get involved?
Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering on the farm, sign up here!
Help support the mission of Homefield Farm by donating directly to the farm today through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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. Homefield Farm staff, Dining Services employees, and student volunteers run the stand, which sells a variety of seasonal vegetables grown at the farm.
Fall 2022 Farm Stand Dates
The Farm Stand is located on the plaza outside of Turner Place at Lavery Hall from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the dates listed below.
- September 23rd
- October 25th