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Farm Stand at University Farm to open this week with a variety of produce

For the first time since 2019, Case Western Reserve University Farm’s Farm Stand will be open this Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The stand will be set up outside of the Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse (weather permitting) or directly inside of the greenhouse every other Saturday until October and then monthly until December of this year. The farm address is 37125 Fairmount Blvd., Chagrin Falls.

The Farm Food Program consists of four farm staff and several student interns who focus on growing sustainable and mostly organic produce on several acres at the University Farm in Hunting Valley. The program avoids herbicides and minimizes water and energy usage to produce a wide variety of fresh produce for local restaurants, CWRU’s cafeterias run by Bon Appétit Management Co., and the farm stand.

Gillian Gervais and Alex Rollins, 2021 summer student interns, have worked with staff members this summer on every step of the growing process, including seeding, transplanting, weeding and harvesting. This week students helped harvest radishes, red and golden beets, turnips, multiple lettuce varieties, zucchini, stringless green beans, Mucho Nacho (jalapeno) peppers, Hungarian hot peppers, a few tomatoes and many varieties of microgreens. The food program also produces a constant flow of fresh oyster mushrooms with occasional select wild mushrooms.

As the season progresses produce selection will vary. Visit the farm’s Facebook or Instagram pages for updated lists of the exact produce available; posts will go live the Friday before each farm stand.

The staff and students are excited to share the University Farm’s abundant harvests with the campus and broader community again.