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Bumper crop at UMD farm

On Friday, UMD’s Sustainable Agriculture Project began harvesting its largest crop to date — an estimated 30 tons of produce.

The project consists of a 10-acre organic plot along Riley Road, near Jean Duluth Road. The produce — including zucchini, cucumbers, squash, string beans and peppers — is sold to UMD’s dining services for campus meals. The 30 tons is a 1,400 percent increase from the 3,000 pounds produced just five years ago.

30 TONS of a produce! That's how much produce grows for Bulldogs to gobble up in @umddiningservices! What?!? #umdproud #organic #tomatoes #authenticduluth #umnduluth

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