The Loyola Student Farm is eager to provide as many volunteer opportunities as possible. We host volunteer workdays several times each season at which we welcome individuals to join us in working and learning about the land. If you are interested in spending a day, or even an hour, on the farm feel free to contact us to see when our next work day is scheduled. If one of the available days does not work well for you we’d be more than happy to host individual and group volunteer days upon request.
Community Supported Agriculture
In 2012, the Loyola Student Farm launched our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in which Loyola faculty, staff, and community members can become shareholders of the farm. By supporting the farm with your financial contribution, you in turn will receive a bag of seasonal, fresh-picked, and healthy fruits and vegetables each week of the growing season. We will also include additional home-made products such as honey, soap, and whole wheat flour. The weekly bag, your "share" can be picked up from our drop spot at the LUC Farmer's Market at Loyola's Lake Shore Campus (Albion & Sheridan) each Monday from 2pm-7pm. If you are a local shareholder, your share will be available on the LUREC farm on Thursdays from 9am-5pm.
Last year we had a total of 17 supporting shareholders, however due to the expanded acreage on the farm we are now able to support nearly double this amount of shareholders. For more information view our CSA flyer
Harvest Festival celebrates each year’s harvest and provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to gather with the local community and learn more about Loyola’s Retreat & Ecology Campus. Other highlights include food prepared by Chef Scott Commings, live music, tours, fun activities, and a farmers market. The celebration is open to the public and we encourage everyone to join in celebration of the years bounty. For more information about Harvest Festival, visit LUC.edu/harvest