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Big Y sells produce farmed by college students

A Big Y store in Amherst, Mass., is selling organic produce farmed by college agriculture students.

The chain has partnered with the “Student Farming Enterprise,”  a program run by students at University of Massachusetts’ Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Each student is responsible for three different types of crops and creates a plan for how best to grow them on a nearby farm. Students plant, harvest, clean and package produce for sale at Big Y.

Among the produce being farmed: organic beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, kale, leeks, onions, red and gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, swiss chard and butternut squash.

Big Y is promoting the partnership on social media:

A UMass YouTube video explains the program:

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