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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