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What are the Health Center hours?

During the academic year (September through May):

We're open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Friday; 12-4 p.m. on weekends. The doors lock at 6 p.m. during weekdays, but a nurse is available to answer phone calls and care for acute health care needs until 9 p.m.

During the Language Schools program (June, July, August):  


Dining Services Hours and Prices

 Visitor Prices

                           Academic           Summer
Breakfast             $5.00                    $6.00
Lunch                   $7.00                    $8.00
Dinner                  $9.00                    $12.00


Proctor  7:00 – 10:00   10:00 - 2:00 4:00 - 8:00
BAG LUNCH @ PROCTOR:  7 days/week  7:00 am - 9:30 am
 Ross 7:00 - 9:30 Until 11:00 11:00 - 2:00 5:00 - 8:00
 Atwater    7:00 - 9:30 11:00 - 2:00 CLOSED

Tables in Redfield

CLOSED CLOSED Seating @ 12:20


      Doors close at 12:35  



 Proctor  7:00 - 2:00  4:00-8:00
  Ross  7:00 - 2:00  5:00-8:00


Tentative Dining Service Shutdown Periods

Please note the following dates when dining services are not in operation. Since both dining rooms and cash operations close during the periods indicated, students remaining on campus will need to make other dining arrangements.

Thanksgiving Break: The last meal served in the dining rooms is breakfast on November 25th. The first meal served after break is dinner on November 29th. 

Holiday Break: The last meal served in the dining rooms is Breakfast on December 21st . The first meal served after break is Brunch on  January 10th . McCullough operations close at 2:00 p.m. on December 23rd and reopens on January 10th.

During Mid-Term Recess in October, Winter Break at the end of winter term and Spring Break, at least one dining room will remain open. Schedules will be posted.

Get Involved!



During the school year, Middlebury students can attend MCOF meetings every Sunday. To join the club’s email list and stay updated about garden events, email

Student and community volunteers are welcome anytime at the garden to care for the site and help with the harvest. Feel free to contact us if you interested in getting involved at or contact the student directors of the garden:

Katie Michels '15:

Ari Lattanzi '13:

Spring and Fall semester employment opportunities:

Join the Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

In a CSA, community members pledge to support a farm in return for a share of the harvest.  Sign up to help out for four hours a week, solo or with a partner, and at the end of your shift handpick a bag of seasonal produce to take home with you. One of the past summer farm interns will be available to explain the day’s goals for the garden.

2011 Volunteer Hours

Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

No need to RSVP, just come on down!

Shop at the MCOF farmstand

Want to cook a meal this weekend and feature local produce? Need a snack? Want some flowers to decorate your dorm room? Look out for the MCOF farmstand every Friday in September and October from 4-6pm in front of The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest


Middlebury College Farm

The Middlebury College Farm and Food Project provides students, staff, faculty, and community members the opportunity to participate in and learn about agriculture.

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

  • Providing instruction and hands-on learning at the farm
  • Facilitating events, speakers, farm visits, and screenings related to food issues

Staff from Environmental Affairs oversee the farm in collaboration with the Middlebury College Organic Farm (MCOF) student organization. There are community and student opportunities to volunteer and intern at the farm.


The farm is located on a knoll in the field 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.

Our Crew

Jay Leshinsky, Farm Educator [Jay Leshinsky]
Jay has a master's degree in Education and Human Development from the University of Maryland. While there, he began an organic market garden influenced by his visits to the Rodale Organic Research Center and Walnut Acres organic farms in nearby Pennsylvania. After moving to Vermont in 1975, Jay continued to expand the market garden business and combine it with his work for private and public educational programs in Vermont. He collaborated with foundations and schools to develop programs for school gardens, agriculture centered curriculum, and staff training to more effectively use local food products in Head Start nutrition programs. Jay has advised the Farm since it's beginning in 2003.

Sophie Esser Calvi ' 03, Global Food Studies Coordinator
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 at Middlebury, 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

The farm is dependent on student volunteers and interns 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.