Located on the northern edge of Bard’s 1,000-acre Hudson Valley campus, the 1.25-acre farm provides sustainably grown produce to the campus community through our dining service provider and a seasonal farm stand. Our farm is a working demonstration of Bard’s commitment to sustainability and climate solutions. Guided by the National Organic Standards and moving toward a no-till management strategy, we strive to use practices that improve soil health, sequester more carbon, and build climate resilience.
Student run. Community centered.
Who We Are
Bard Farm aims to create an inclusive environment that connects students to our local foodshed, food culture, and the understanding that farming, and eating what we grow, is an agricultural, ecological, and social act, inextricably rooted within the land, our history, and our community. We are a small part of a long and rich agrarian history in the Hudson Valley that predates European contact and continues to help define the region and local food culture today. It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge the Muhheaconneok people, known today as the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, whose sacred homelands we farm.
Find our farm-fresh organic produce here.
Bard Farm provides the campus community with opportunities for academic investigation, research, and engagement, connecting students not only to local, sustainable foods and production practices but also to complex issues surrounding historic and contemporary food culture, equity, access, and social justice as they pertain to our food system.