About The Cal Poly Organic Farm

Picture Of Students Farming

Welcome to the Cal Poly Organic Farm

An 8 acre certified organic production unit in the Plant Sciences Department.

About the Cal Poly Organic Farm

The Cal Poly Organic Farm is an 8 acre production unit in the Horticulture and Crop Science Department that is certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) with the primary mission of providing undergraduate students a place to experience hands-on learning in organic and sustainable farming and gardening practices. Our vegetable production includes dozens of varieties of produce that are marketed at local farmer's markets, a campus farm market and to local vendors and restaurants. Produce not sold is donated to the Food Bank. The organic farm also serves as a classroom and laboratory to other Cal Poly courses and research programs. Faculty, staff and students jointly manage and steward the farm. The organic farm is supported by the Horticulture and Crop Science Department, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, grants and private donations.

Ranked Among the Best in the Nation!

A ranking by Online College Plan placed Cal Poly's Organic Farm among the top 60 college farms surveyed. Online College Plan - 60 Blue Ribbon College Farms

BestValueSchools.org placed Cal Poly's Organic Farm among the nations top 10 organic farms. Best Value Schools -- The Top 15 College Farms in the United States .

Learn By Doing

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is renowned for its unique Learn By Doing approach to academic instruction. Our students enroll in courses termed Enterprise Projects that allow them the opportunity to directly participate in the production, maintenance, harvesting and marketing of organic vegetables on our campus farm. This field to fork experience teaches students valuable lessons in production agriculture that make our students work-ready and knowledgeable citizens.

Buy Cal Poly Grown Organic Vegetables

Day Time Location
Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm Downtown SLO
Saturday 8 am - 11 am 325 Madonna Rd at the World Market/Embassy Suites parking lot

Related Content

Department Facilities

Crops Unit, Poly Plant Shop, Organic Farm and more!

Learn about Facilities

Plant Sciences Program Overview

Learn about PLSC

Student Clubs and Activities

Get Involved

Cal Poly Admissions

Selection criteria, application deadlines and more!

Find out more

Latest Newsletter

Read Newsletter