The Student Organic Farm Stand made its first appearance on the MSU campus in the fall of 2005 as a way for farm students to learn more about direct marketing produce while also engaging the wider university community in sustainable food system education. Farm Stand now begins the first week of April and runs through the end of October, every Thursday from 11:00am to 5:30pm.
Come find us under the big white tent on Farm Lane just south of the Red Cedar River and north of North Shaw Lane across from Erickson Hall for all of your vegetable, fruit, flower, herb, and transplant needs! All of our food is fresh, local, USDA Certified Organic and grown by our very own MSU Student Organic Farmers. Tables are stocked with what is seasonally available at the SOF; we are always ready to offer cooking, storage, and purchasing suggestions.
- Spring looks like: spinach, lettuce, brassica salad mix, chard, kale, collards, radishes, turnips, peas, and strawberries, in addition to many garden transplants and storage crops like potatoes, carrots, winter squash, onions, garlic, rutabaga, cabbage, and beets.
- Summer bounty includes: many kinds of tomato, pepper, eggplant, okra, cucumber, summer squash, sweet corn, green beans and edamame as well as a continuation of many greens, and the beginning of cut flowers, raspberries, and some other small fruit.
- Fall is time for: pumpkins, pop corn and flint corn, brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower, as well as abundant raspberries, strawberries, pears, asian pears, grapes, hazelnuts, and dried flowers. Fresh roots and storage items are also for sale at this time: more potatoes, cabbage, onions, garlic, winter squash, carrots, beets, rutabaga, radishes and turnips, as well as all your regular greens.
Please bring cash or a check made out to ‘Michigan State University’ on your next Farm Stand visit—no credit cards accepted. For more information, sign up to receive our Farm Stand Newsletter: