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College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Horticultural Science

Cornercopia Student Organic Farm

The Student Organic Farm

Mission: "To steward a student managed, organic, sustainable farm that provides food, a place for community building, multidisciplinary education, research and outreach."
- Approved by the Spring Student Farm Planning Class on May 8th 2005

The Student Organic Farm, dubbed “Cornercopia,” is located on campus and is co-sponsored by our department, the Agronomy department, and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. Undergraduates in our major are given the option of taking HORT 3131 Student Organic Farm Planning, Growing, and Marketing each spring, and anybody who is interested can become involved with the farm tasks, such as staffing its stand at the weekly University farmer’s market or weeding its gardens during the summer.

Cornercopia is a fully functioning, USDA-certified organic farm that grows over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables. The video above tells the story of the farm and highlights some of its accomplishments.


Blogging it.

Produce from Cornercopia on display at a farmer's market

During the 2011 growing season, student workers at Cornercopia, the Student Organic Farm, are maintaining a blog about the trials and tribulations of farming in a big city.

What We Grow

Apples, arugula, asparagus, basil, beans, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cat mint, cauliflower, chard, cherries, chives, cilantro, corn, cucumbers, currants, cut flowers, dill, edamame, edible flowers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, garlic chives, gooseberries, grapes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lemon balm, lettuce, and more!  

Connect Online


'Like' the Student Organic Farm on Facebook to stay up-to-date with what they're growing and how to get involved.