LaFarm is a sustainability initiative at the College and the cornerstone of the Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop. Our mission is to integrate curriculum and practice in sustainable food and agriculture for the campus community. We grow produce for the dining halls, recycle nutrients from composted food back to the soil, and serve as a laboratory for collaborative student-faculty education and research.

Professor Brandes captures ecology in action at LaFarm. Spring 2014

LaFarm provides healthy food to the community, multidisciplinary student engagement through classroom participation and academic research. LaFarm is located at the Metzgar Field Athletic complex.  We hope to see you soon out at LaFarm!



LaFarm Annual Report for 2015

Each year we have a wealth of records, data, sales and scraps to sort through as we compile our annual reports. This annual mini-marathon is a great way to see how far we have come in our efforts to build and strengthen LaFarm and our Sustainable Food Loop. Join us in reviewing our 2015 records as we wrap up Phase One on our LaFarm journey. Stay tuned to see what the next phases of growth look like at LaFarm.

LaFarm Annual Report 2015: Growing Lafayette College's Sustainable Food Loop

Where Is LaFarm?

The farm is located on Sullivan Trail, in Forks Township, 3 miles north of campus and is adjacent to the Metzgar Athletic Field Complex. We hope to see you there as the weather warms! Bike, ride the campus shuttle or carpool to LaFarm.

Click Here for a Map to LaFarm

Work at LaFarm in 2017!

Spend some time outside learning how to plant, care for, grow and harvest naturally grown vegetables! This summer LaFarm will hire interested and committed Lafayette students to help with all things LaFarm. Transportation and regularly scheduled summer work hours are a must, please inquire by email below, and check back for our 2017 application in early spring.

Click here for the Application

Interested in 2017 Community Garden Plots at LaFarm?

Lafayette College has 35 garden plots at the LaFarm Community Garden. Join us and steward land, community and sustainable practices as a vital part of the Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop. If you are part of the Lafayette College community contact us to see if there is still space available for your very own summer garden at LaFarm!

Click Here for a LaFarm Community Garden Plot Downloadable Brochure

Stay Connected with LaFarm

Notes from LaFarm will keep you posted on seasonally available vegetables, community garden plot openings and special events. Plus the pictures are purtty, too.

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OMG! LaFarm is building its online presence. Follow along on our day-to-day journey to grow good food!