Student-run farm stand open for business

Undergraduate students have been busy planting and preparing vegetables for harvest available for purchase at the GWC Farm Stand, located on upper campus. The farm stand will be open to the community and its visitors throughout the summer and early fall, and will feature organic items, including varieties of lettuces, squash, peppers, potatoes, onions and tomatoes.

"The farm stand gives our students an opportunity to learn about sustainability, while interacting with our supportive community, providing them with chemical-free, locally-grown products," said Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of Environmental Science Richard Boniak. "Locals and visitors can try new things such as watermelon radishes or mesclun greens, and because we are growing items throughout the year, we are promoting the healthy practice of eating in season."

The farm stand is just one of the college's sustainable initiatives at the year-round Research and Education Farm, where students gain applied experience, studying the practice of growing food from field to plate. Students also study the practice of hydroponics, composting, benefits of produce placement, soil and fertilizer testing within the field to produce the most beneficial and healthy products.

"Through my studies I have realized that sustainable food and energy production are the most important transitions we can make to change our current ecological state," said sustainability major Justin Booker. "I'm excited to establish a relationship with local community members through the farm stand and I hope that they understand the importance of GWC promoting sustainability through organic food production practices."

GWC Farm Stand
Location:
GWC Research and Education Farm
Highway 67 and North Lake Shore Drive in Williams Bay

Hours:
Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.