Spring and Summer Shares through the SOF!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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Students working in a garden plot in the Student Organic Farm
Students working in a garden plot in the Student Organic Farm

In a tucked-away corner of East Campus hidden behind the College of Law lies a small plot of land where students gather each week to connect, learn, and grow food for their peers. It is called the Student Organic Farm.

The SOF has been around since 2013, and has grown into an organization focused on reducing food insecurity in the Lincoln community while providing education on small-scale organic farming through hands-on learning. Every year, we grow our food to national organic standards using no synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers and instead utilizing intercropping methods and local compost.

This season we are doing our second ever Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)! Changing things up from last year, we will have three different CSAs (one for spring, summer & fall) to supply our customers with fresh organic produce every week for 20 weeks throughout the season. By purchasing a share, people are directly supporting the farm and UNL students throughout the growing season.

Members will be allowed to pick up their share each week at the farm on UNL’s East Campus during the specified day and time that they choose—either Tuesdays from 4:30pm–7:00pm or Saturdays from 9:00–noon. They will get to build their baskets from seasonal produce freshly picked that morning. In the Spring CSA, there will be lots of fresh greens and other springtime veggies (think: kale, salad, garlic scapes, spinach, Swiss chard, etc.). In the Summer and Fall CSA, there will be lots of summer fruits (includes: cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, basil, green beans, etc.) and outdoor plantings of other exciting veggies (think: eggplant, tomatillos, summer squash, hot peppers, watermelon, dill, etc.).

For those wanting more, we will have extra produce for sale when people come to pick up each week that members of the community can purchase as well.

Buy your Spring CSA share today at go.unl.edu/springcsa and your Summer CSA at https://go.unl.edu/summercsa. Email unlstudentorganicfarm@gmail.com with any questions!