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.