The Fulton Farm market share program is a project of the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies at Wilson College. As an educational laboratory for the college, our purpose is to educate Wilson students and the local community in sustainable food production and land stewardship.
We are a working farm of seven acres of cultivated land, on which we raise nearly 150 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. USDA Certified Organic since 2013, we have a holistic approach to growing food with an emphasis on soil conservation and minimal energy inputs.
The community market share program is open to anyone. Members contribute their financial and/or physical support to the farm and in return, receive the following privileges:
The farm is a beautiful place. People are encouraged to walk the gardens and enjoy our quiet, interpretive nature trail. Volunteers are welcome to help with harvesting, planting and weeding. It is also a nice place to meet your neighbors.
Q - Is it a worthy investment?
A - Yes, if you love cooking and vegetables or have aspirations to do so. The freshness, flavor, taste and quality of produce you will receive at the farm market CANNOT be found in any regular grocery store.
Q - Do you sell elsewhere?
A - Yes. We grow crops for the College dining hall and local restaurants.
Q - What can I expect at the farm stand?
A - We like to focus on well-known vegetables, but also introduce members to unique culinary delights. Volume and variety vary with the season and weather conditions, but you can expect:
We provide lettuce and salad items throughout the season (weather permitting). Produce is always fresh!
Q - How does it work?
A - Visit the farm stand weekly in-season or bi-weekly off-season. Produce is harvested and washed for you. Pick-Your-Own (PYO) areas may be offered through the season. seven days a week. Fill out the application, choose an acount option and set up your market account. Your weekly purchases will be decucted each visit to the stand.
Q - Other activities?
A - We offer cooking classes, speakers, farm tours and more. We’d love to have members initiate and help organize community events on the farm. Bring us your ideas and we’ll work with you to make them happen.
In an effort to make our produce accessible to all, we offer a scholarship option. Persons in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply; recipients are kept confidential. To apply for assistance please contact Chris Mayer for further information Phone 717-264-4420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download and complete the Fulton Farm Market Share form and return it to Chris Mayer at email@example.com.
Dr. Edward Wells
Chair of Environmental Studies