A Weekly Tradition

Each week Warren Wilson College hosts our own Farmer’s Market in the middle of campus, open to campus and our local community. Our market sells fresh vegetables (often harvested by our Garden Crew that day) as well as Warren Wilson meat, Warren Wilson herb products, cut flowers, Warren Wilson honey and baked goods.

An Education That Feeds You

The Farmer’s Market is one example of Warren Wilson’s applied learning model at work. Students involved in the Market develop many skills, including:

  • Agriculture: cultivating and growing fruits and vegetables
  • Marketing: designing the packaging, display, and signage for the market
  • Economics: developing pricing structures and evaluating return on investment
  • Sales: engaging with customers
Garden Produce


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an arrangement where members buy into our farm at the start of the growing season and, in exchange, receive a share of the harvest.

Over the summer, Warren Wilson College students run a Community Supported Agriculture program that deepens the skills developed throughout the academic year. CSA members receive 7 lbs. of Warren Wilson grown fruits and vegetables each week, with the responsibilities for the program resting on the shoulders of current students.

Shiitake Mushrooms growing on oak logs

Growing Shiitakes in Our Forest

Growing food on campus extends beyond the borders of the garden. Our 600-acre forest houses a thriving shiitake and oyster mushroom operation, where you’ll get the chance to do mycology research while providing fresh mushrooms to the Farmer’s Market.