About Us

The Middlebury College Organic Farm provides students and other members of the college and town with the opportunity to participate in and learn about agriculture.

Our mission is to promote awareness of issues surrounding food production by:

a) providing the opportunity for instruction and hands on experience at the farm site
b) facilitating events, speakers, farm visits, screenings, etc. related to food issues

To learn more about what we're up to at the farm, check out our blog!

Our Crew

Global Food Studies Coordinator- Sophie Esser Calvi '03
 Sophie holds a Master's Degree in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and a BA in International Studies from Middlebury College. She is thrilled to be back, ten years after starting a children's garden at the college farm. She then ventured out into the wider world of food and wine, where she has worked for wineries and various garden, farm and food organizations. She directs the FoodWorks program and works closely with students, faculty, staff, as well as the broader food community, on numerous food initiatives.


Volunteers and  Interns
Summer Interns

During the school year the farm is dependent on student volunteers for all activities from tomato starts to fall harvest. Although this work is coordinated by two student interns, volunteers do the bulk of the labor. Visit the "Get involved" page for more information on volunteering and applying for the coordinator positions. We love visitors!  Come by any time to help out.

From mid-May to September the farm is maintained by four summer farm interns who see to the production and sale of food crops as well as participating in weekly farm visits.  This popular internship program is funded by the previous year's crop sales and generous alumni gifts.



The knoll is in the field a half-mile behind Bicentennial Hall. To get there, walk or drive down the hill from the college west on College Street (Rte. 125) for a half-mile. Take a right at the wooden sign that reads "Middlebury College Organic farm". If you are driving, you can leave your car at the sign and walk the short dirt road to the farm.