Oxford College Farm

Oxford College Farm


Farmers! Working on your rotation for 2022? Questions about adding in cover cropping to your rotation?

Check out SARE’s amazing resource, “Managing Cover Crops Profitably” at bit.ly/SAREcovercrop, recommended by experienced farmer Daniel Parson of Oxford College Farm!

📷courtesy UGA Extension
Monday you can join Georgia Organics right here at Oxford College Farm for a fun, educational lunch.
Don't forget to sign up for the Monday, Dec. 13 Crop Rotation Farmer Field Day at Oxford College Farm ()!

Register at bit.ly/croprotationfieldday before it fills up!

Look forward to a field rotation in action and have the option to participate in a working session to tackle building out your farm’s crop rotation.
Great to see our friend Daniel Parson and Oxford College Farm sharing all that know-how and promoting sustainable farming.
Registration is now open for our Dec. 13 Crop Rotation Farmer Field Day! Capacity is limited, register at bit.ly/croprotationfieldday before it fills up! See Eventbrite details for pricing and COVID policies.

Crop planning can save you time and minimize stress when looking towards the future.

On Monday, Dec. 13 at Emory University Oxford College Farm, you’ll see a field rotation in action, learn about a tried-and-true rotation model, and have the option to participate in a working session where you can bring your notepad or computer to tackle building out your farm’s crop rotation for 2022 with the help of Daniel Parson (📷) and GO Farmer Services staff.
Did you know that you can use your SNAP to purchase produce at the Oxford College Farm Farmer's Market on Thursdays next to the Oxford Post Office.
We are thankful for all of our farmer friends! You make our community a better, healthier place ❤️ Thank you for your commitment to hunger relief!
Newton County Young Farmers
Oxford College Farm
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Volunteer Oxford hosted its annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20th. The event kicked off in the new Oxford Student Center. This year's day of service focused on environmental sustainability. Volunteer Oxford partnered with the Oxford College Farm, the City of Oxford, Georgia, and Newton Trails to host projects from gleaning vegetables to removing invasive plant species. 60 participants from campus and around the community joined in to help.
Congratulations to our NEW 2020 farm and market partners: Oxford College Farm, Way Green Local Fare Market, Castleberry Hill Farmers Market, New City Market, and Ludowici Gardens. These new friends increase our SNAP-doubling presence to 64 markets across Georgia! Stay tuned for our full lineup of 2020 partners coming soon and find a market near you at: www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org/georgia-fresh-for-less

We are a college farm producing organic vegetables for campus and community. CSA and Markets Pick ups in Oxford and Atlanta. https://oxford.emory.edu/csasignup

Since 2014 the Oxford College Farm has grown great produce for the campus and community. Our purpose is to educate college students and the larger community about organic growing methods and local food systems. You can see us from the main road, Emory Street, and watch the development of the farm into rotational blocks filled with a diversity of vegetables and cover crops that serve to support cro

Operating as usual


Top of the morning to ya! 🍀

The Plant Sale Pre-Order App is now open.

This online form is for placing an order to pick-up in person at the farm on April 1st 9am-1pm.
Payment will be collected on that day at the farm.

It is not necessary to place a pre-order. You can come day of and shop in person!

Either way, thank you and SEE YOU THERE!

Saturday April 1st 9am-1pm.
406 Emory St
Oxford GA 30054


CSA- it's a weekly box of farm veggies!

CSA pick-ups are on Thursdays starting April 27th.
Sign up now and get a discount off the full three seasons!

Oxford/Covington Folks:
Pick up will be right by the Oxford City Hall

Atlanta /Decatur Folks:
3 pick-ups on the Emory Atlanta Campus. Emory University Hospital, The Depot by Kaldi's Coffee and the Math and Science Building!


Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 03/07/2023

"Climate Solutions" was one of the tags for Catherine Reuter and Gary Granata's presentation at the GA Organics Conference.

The crowd learned that Oxford Farm's very own farmer educator started her career researching freshwater fish! I don't believe there is a more convincing argument for organic farming practices than for a student of aquatic ecology to move her work upstream to focus on ethical land use.

That is Catherine's story!

The talk was titled "Water Management and Aquatic Impacts of Agriculture: Historical, Cultural & Technical Takeaways."

Catherine started by sharing how Georgia is a biodiversity hotspot for freshwater fish, mussels and crayfish. Our streams are rivers are full of beautiful fish that have colorful displays for attracting mates, or in the case of mussels, tricking another species to carry their spawn.

Catherine then gave a brief history of the land story of Georgia. Knowing she couldn’t share the whole picture in less than an hour, she focused on the dramatic, devastating and lasting changes to the GA landscape cause by the agriculture that occurred during European colonization.

The hills of the Piedmont region were held in place by forest and riparian buffers along waterways.

When you remove the trees, shrubs, plants, fungal and microbial organisms from a landscape you are missing the sponge that usually collects, holds and filters the water before making its way to our streams and watersheds.

We learned from Catherine that sediment is the largest pollutant in our freshwater waterways!

In her ecology work, Catherine saw first-hand the effects of this history on our aquatic biodiversity. So now at the farm she and the Oxford team work hard to make our production practices write a different story for the future.

Soil is at risk of washing away at many points on a farm, even an organic farm, even a small farm like Oxford! When you hear about agricultural runoff in our waterways you may be thinking of nitrogen run off from a corn field or a pond on manure sludge flooding into a river. These are everyday occurrences in conventional agriculture. However, Catherine taught us how to view our organic practices as critical to our waterways as well.

Cover cropping! It limits the amount of fertilizers you need to use on your land. It also keeps something growing in the open space of a field where soil might otherwise might wash or blow away, entering a creek or stream and polluting the water with sediment and excess nutrients.

The Oxford Farm plans for its water usage and subsequent water run off! Washing vegetables, washing bins, plastic mulching in the field, plastic hoophouses, roofs, parking areas-- anywhere that you are going to be using a lot of water or creating an impermeable surface-- plan for water retainment. Catch the water with gutters and barrels, like we saw at Rag and Frass farm. Create rain gardens and preserve your farm’s low-lying wetlands. Your objective on your farm (or home) can be to SLOW THE WATER DOWN. Give it places where things are living a growing and want this water! Lessening the speed at which the water traverses the landscape can save our watersheds!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/28/2023

Join us for two great events this Spring!

March 26th 1-3pm at the Student Center on the Oxford Campus
Georgia Native Plant Society will be leading a presentation on Native Plants for Gardeners and Foragers! Intown Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society

And after the awesome presenters inspire you to plant your own native plant garden we will be having our annual Spring Plant Sale!
April 1st 9am-1pm at the farm 406 Emory St

If you would like to pre-order for pick up at the plant sale you may due so starting March 17th. Stay tuned, we will post the site here https://linktr.ee/oxfordcollegefarm


It's true! We are hiring!
Check out Emory Careers for our Farm Apprentice position! And share with a friend!
Link to the job posting can be found on our link tree. https://linktr.ee/oxfordcollegefarm

(Ya'll, I just made a link tree for the first time! Tell me what you think! Do people write it "link tree" or "linktr.ee?")


Join us at the farm on March 14th at 5:30pm for a screening and discussion for the "Arc of Justice." The film covers the history of New Communities Land Trust, a Black farming collective and the first community land trust in the US. New Communities was founded during the civil rights movement as an attempt for Black farmers to gain economic freedom and sovereignty. New Communities was refounded in the 2010s and continues its unofficial motto of “cooperative living, learning, earning and doing together empowers a collective group of people." More info can be found at https://www.newcommunitiesinc.com/.

We'll also be serving refreshments of oven-roasted sweet potatoes and popcorn! Hope to see you there! Not just for students, come one come all!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/20/2023

The keynote address at the Georgia Organics Conference this year was Karen Washington !
Karen is an elder and a leader in the urban gardening and farm world! She fought for the right to grow food in the city on abandoned lots by her home. Many people throughout New York and beyond who are planting in, eating from, learning on and gathering in urban gardens have Karen and movement to thank!

Black farmers still have to fight to grow food today. The rate of black land ownership is disgracefully low.
It was for their agricultural knowledge that the Africans were enslaved and brought to this continent. Yet never permitted to prosper from their expertise.

Thank you Karen Washington for imploring us all to explore our biases against black farmers that perpetuate this food apartheid today.

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/20/2023

Oxford College Farm participated in this year's Georgia Organics conference hosted in Perry, GA. This annual farming tradition has been on hold for a few years. The 2023 conference was full of energy and amazing ideas!

The whole farm team was in attendance Jordan, Cassandra, Catherine, Lisa and Daniel.
Daniel and Catherine both gave presentations at this year's conference!! More on that later!

~!🤠!~Another part of this conference that made us so proud was the representation of farmers from our region of GA presenting talks at the conference!!~!🤠!~

Newton, Walton, Rockdale and Jasper counties were all represented! Their expertise was shared with farmers from around the state and farmers who traveled from near by states to attend this conference!

Thank you to Daniel and Catherine of Oxford College Farm
Musa and Micole of Bread and Butter Farm
Shaun of Grateful Pastures
Nicolas and Jeni of Crystal Organics
Joe, Monica, Russell , Demetrius and Judith of Love is Love Cooperative Farm
and Rahul of Snapfinger Farm
for sharing your farming experience and expertise with our community!

If you live in our region and you aren't supporting these farms yet check em out!!!
These farmers are doing amazing work and leading our agricultural movement!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/17/2023

More winter projects!
These students are setting the growing season up for success!
The hand tools were all cleaned, sharpened, sanded and oiled.
The wire top tables were all checked for wooden boards that needed to be replaced. We use these tables in the greenhouse and outside for hardening plants off.
We always use non-treated wood which is required in organic farming, but this means that the wood has a shorter life span.

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/16/2023

This is the first spring term for our 4 new hoop houses! These covered tunnels allow us season extension into the academic year, offering spring term student works more tasks out in the field and in the ground!

This year we have also added time to the end of everyone's shift to write in their farm journal. We are encouraging them to note what tasks they are performing, what they are learning and what they saw on the farm! This time for reflection is part of the experiential learning taking place on the farm every day!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/15/2023

Conoclinium coelestinum
aka Blue Mistflower, Wild Ageratum, Blue Boneset

This native plant is ALSO in the aster family along with swamp sunflower, zinnias and marigolds.
This perennial plant has beautiful purple blue blooms. It's late summer blooms are beneficial for bees, butterflies and birds. It also makes a great cut flower for your vase or arrangements!
Mistflower can spread, so plant it somewhere it has space to roam!

Photo credit to wiki commons!

Blue Mistflower and many more native plants will be available at our plant sale April 1st!

Check out more info on native plants at https://www.wildflower.org/

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/15/2023

The Sociology of Food students are volunteering on the farm!
We love to have new folks down to the farm!
For many students, Oxford farm is the first organic farm they have been on.
Here are just a few students from the class. They helped us w**d in the hoop houses, then tasted the sweet turnips and radish they were just working around!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/13/2023

Helianthus angustifolius aka Swamp Sunflower, Narrowleaf Sunflower or Narrow-leaved Sunflower
This native plant is in the aster family along with lettuce and artichoke!
It is a perennial plant that likes part- shade and wet feet! Just like you in the summer! 🏖
The swamp sunflower is beneficial to birds and native bees!
It blooms yellow in late summer early fall.

Photo credit to wiki commons and the National Garden.
That third picture also highlights Pink Muhly Grass which is another native plant that we will have at our plant sale April 1st!

Check out more info on native plants at https://www.wildflower.org/


You can sign up today for the 2023 CSA season.
Spring season is 10 weeks April 27th - June 29th
Summer Season is 8 Weeks July 13th - Aug 31st
Fall Season is 10 weeks Sept 14th - Nov 16th

Pick up is every week on Thursdays.
Pick up locations are available in Oxford and Atlanta.
Follow the link or QR for more details!

If you sign up before the Spring for the full season 28 weeks you get a 10% discount!

If you would like to use your EBT card to purchase a CSA for 50% off, this is available at the Oxford pick up only. Please email us: oxfarm [at] emory [dot] edu

This year we want to make an effort to accommodate anyone who is choosing not to participate solely based on funds. If that is you, please email us: oxfarm [at] emory [dot] edu

We want to make an opportunity for anyone who has the desire and means to donate to this cause. If that is you, please email us: oxfarm [at] emory [dot] edu

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/13/2023

We had a great visit from Newton College and Career Academy STEM Institute! Thank you for your interest in agriculture! The group was very engaged and asked lots of great questions! Keep up the good work!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/09/2023

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
This was last September. Another day at the office! We were heading to lunch together and we passed by a native plant garden!
This is the City's of Oxford's right-of-way meadow.
Who has got a good eye on here?
Can you find any of the following:
Fox Sedge
Lanceleaf Coreopsis
White Wingstem
Cardinal Flower
Scarlet Beebalm
Narrowleaf sunflower

Now look away from your screen and out to your yard, office planter or city by way! Which of these can you imagine in your mind's eye?

Hope you have fun dreaming of gardens during these rainy days! And mark your calendars because the Oxford Farm Spring Plant Sale will be Saturday April 1st!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/06/2023

It has been confirmed! Camp Twin Lakes is indeed lots of fun! In case you were wondering!
Thank you to of hosting us for a farm tour!
Swings around the welcome table, animals we could love on, and really great farming practices! Oh My!
You can see in the second photo a soil probe-- that we will be getting...You can use it to measure the depth of your soil!
The muscadine tunnel might have been my favorite part!
You can let nature create your shady retreat during those hot summer days!
And check out this clever fence! Farmer Chris knows what he's doing, not a single deer has gotten in for years since he put it up!
Okay, so Elliot and Wendall the Zebu were my favorite!


Good Morning from Oxford College Farm. 🌞🌱 We are planting seed trays today amougst the birds and little I-20 hum.

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/03/2023

Today the fig tree by the barn is getting a clean up! It might not look like much now but scroll through and you can see it change throughout the year!

Also, sign up today for the CSA! The best deal is to sign up for the full season, and in the summer you will receive part of this tree's bounty!
Another part of the CSA is your weekly newsletter, each email signed by me and a picture of this fig. 🌳🌞


Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/02/2023

Sneak peek into winter projects on the farm! You have to organize now, so you can find it later!
Thank you farmers for coming out to visit!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 02/01/2023

Check it out! Our 2023 student workers made a calendar!! We are very impressed by their creativity! Especially that very imaginative bike jousting situation, which has never...and will never... be allowed on the farm. 😅🤓

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 01/31/2023

An overcast day is perfect for apple pruning because you do lots of looking up at the sky and hoping for the best. Which is just a little different than looking at your crops on the ground and hoping for the best! 😆
Also daffodils!
And Catherine teaching the valuable lesson of how to fill a seed tray!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 01/30/2023

Today began a big seeding push for the spring crops followed shortly by summer crops!
This might look like a lot of trays, but I'll tell you what Cassie just told me, this is still a "before" picture, this green house is going to be FULL!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 01/27/2023

Winter work on the farm!

The first picture you can see we transplanted lettuce into an existing bed of lettuce where the heavy freeze killed off most of the row!

In the next pictures we are cleaning up our herbs, seeing what has survived, and giving them a new home to continue growing!


Yesterday Sociology of Food taught by Prof. Deric Shannon visited the farm! Daniel and Catherine greeted them and gave them a tour! This class is studying political economy, food security and culture in relation to food production and consumption. They will be making regular visits to the farm throughout the term.


Good Frosty Morning from the farm! 🥶

In this picture you can see our rain garden that we added to catch water run off from our bin washing station. This rain garden is full of native plants that we watch change with the seasons. We often find beautiful creatures and insects living in this oasis.

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 01/18/2023

On the beautiful foggy morning we are harvesting radish from the greenhouse for the Oxford cafeteria!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 01/12/2023

Classes are back in session! 🤓🎓⏰💻📕📓✏️
Season extension is an important part of growing for the school year. This is our movable greenhouse that we grow tomatoes in during the summer. We also have four new hoophouses this winter to expand our seasonal availability.


A choir of chorus frogs to say good morning! Happy New Year from Oxford College Farm! 🐸🥳🐸

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 12/06/2022

You may know us for our cover cropping regimen or you may have seen us selling organic vegetables at the Covington, Oxford or Emory Farmer's Markets!

But the students are what make Oxford College Farm what it is! These are a few of the student workers who walk or bike over to the farm between classes and homework to get hands on working experience on the farm.

Jordan and Leo, Camlyn and Isabel, Mackenzie and Oliver & Stella Rae and Abby and to all those not pictured here, we are so grateful for your work!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 11/28/2022

Come and see us tomorrow at the Emory Farmer's Market for the last market of the year.
Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the McDonough Plaza between the WoodPEC and Emory Student Center.
Walk, ride your bike or park your car in the Peavine Visitor Lot and walk through campus!

We will have so many fresh fall veggies for you all!
Pictured here is the butterhead lettuce and broccoli. If those aren't enough to grab you we will also have collards, rainbow carrots, red and gold beets, Lacinato kale, radish, arugula, sweet potatoes...and that is not all! Come stop by to see what else we have!


Hey All ATL folks!

We will not be at Emory Market today due to the weather nor next week due to Thanksgiving break!

We are sorry to miss ya'll for two weeks. 🌧

We will be back on Tuesday Nov 29th for the final market of the year. 😎

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Emory Farmer's Market!🥗

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 11/03/2022

Today is our last day at the Oxford Farmer's Market for the season!

I'm bringing LOTS of Salad Mix! Cause I know you love it!

And don't miss out on the giant gorgeous collards!
Lacinato Kale
Boc Choy
A few Shiitakes for a lucky costumer!
Purple Sweet Potatoes
Orange Sweet Potatoes
Fuyu Persimmons!
Dakota Black Popcorn

The Oxford Farmer's Market is by the Oxford City Hall and Post office. We are there from 3-6pm. Today is the last day for the season but we will be back at it in the Spring!!
Follow us to learn how to join the CSA- weekly veggie boxes- for the 2023 year!

Thank you to everyone who has been coming out to support the market all season long!

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 10/27/2022

Oxford Farmer's Market is TODAY! 3-6pm.
Come on by!
We will have collards, kale, chard, tatsoi, boc choy, romaine, salad mix and more!!

See you there!!

Oxford Farmer's Market takes place in the green by the post office and city hall of Oxford. You can drive you car on to the grass and right up to our stand if you wish!


Things are moving at the Oxford College Farm!!

Come on by and see us tomorrow and move some of our plants to your yard!

Native Plant Sale Saturday 2-5pm
Oxford College Farm
406 Emory St
Oxford GA

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 10/21/2022

Create the habitat you want to see in the world!

Come by the farm tomorrow, Saturday 22nd from 2pm-5pm for our Fall Native Plant Sale!

Native pollinators need our help to have food sources all year long. A few native plants in your yard could help!

Oxford College Farm
406 Emory St
Oxford GA


Join us today at the Sustainable Food Fair! 11:30-1:30 in Asbury Circle on the Emory Campus!
We will have our regular market set up. We will have lettuce, Hakurei turnips and last chance for okra!!


The rain has passed us! The Market is ON!
We will be there with bells on.
And by bells I mean, I'm bringing lettuce!!

See you there!!

The Covington Market is 1st and 3rd Saturdays. 9-12pm at the Covington Visitors Center 1143 Oak St SE.

Photos from Oxford College Farm's post 09/22/2022

Cassandra has packed us up for market! Today in Oxford 3-6pm!
We are bringing arugula, boc choy, okra, basil, gorgeous flower bouquets AND NATIVE PLANTS! Feed yourself and feed your fellow living creatures who need us to create/maintain/preserve habitat for them.

Speaking of which, ya'll should check out Keep Newton Beautiful and Rivers Alive for a volunteer clean up day Sept 24th!

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406 Emory Street
Oxford, GA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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