Student Farmers is a non-profit organization with a singular MISSION.
Our Mission: To improve health and nutrition while simultaneously lowering food costs and lowering the impact of climate change.
We have three primary AREAS OF FOCUS:
#1: Education: We teach the advantages of in-home farming to students of all ages, who seek to improve their health, reduce cost of vegetables, and promote environmental stewardship. We believe that reducing farm to table distance and reducing climate change starts right at home with windowsill and backyard gardening. Microgreens are a fast and easy entry point for year-round home cultivation.
#2: Marketing: We help increase awareness about the health advantages of microgreens. Our goal is to continue transforming the perception of microgreens as a “nice to have” to a “must have” SUPERFOOD. We want to see microgreens integrated into daily diets for Americans as well as citizens of the world. We have been inspired by the transformation of Avocados into a popular superfood and want to do the same for microgreens. Click to see some examples of Education and Marketing Initiatives.
#2: Supply: Since 2022 we have been growing and supplying weekly microgreens for commercial enterprises ranging from health food stores and restaurants to cafés. In many cases our customers integrate our microgreens into smoothies or use then to enhance Avocado toast or other dishes. For 2023 and beyond, we are expanding our offerings to supply Farmers Markets and other retailers. With a “growing” network of our farmers across the U.S., our goal is to provide farm to retail distance of less than 10 miles. This hyper-local proximity reduces transportation costs and reduces the environmental impact of food transit. The typically delivery unit is a 1.5 oz microgreen package and trays (10″ x 10″ and 10″ x 20″) are also available upon request. To learn more about minimum orders, harvest frequency, pricing and availability in your area: Contact Us
VIDEO: Microgreen Windowsill Grow Tips from Seed to Harvest
To get the trays, seeds, and supplies in the video see our Microgreen Shop.
We were inspired to see how cost-effective and easy in-home farming is for the production of a crop such as microgreens, and this video may help give you perspective. They grow fast (in about a week), have up to 40x the nutrients of their mature counterparts, and taste great.
Our Vision: To increase knowledge about the advantages of eating more heathy and locally grown vegetables, starting with fast-growing microgreens, that can be easily an inexpensively grown indoors year-round on windowsills. We engage with high-school and college students as well as adult students ranging from health enthusiasts to seniors, who live independently or in retirement communities. We believe in “life-long learning” and welcome opportunities to share our experience in underserved communities to reduce the lack of access to fresh affordable vegetable in “food deserts”.
We are committed to the best practices of growing microgreens and farming across the range of plants that we cultivate.
Non-profit 501(c)(3): The complexity of establishing a non-profit 501(c)(3) takes time relative to tax deduction status for donors. We launched in 2021 and the non-profit status gives us the ability to raise money and support students of all ages as well as service underserved communities, such as food deserts, in cities and rural communities. The non-profit status also helps us develop economies of scale to reduce the cost of supplies such as seeds, grow mats, grow trays and grow lights for our members and participants.
As we build out the national Student Farmers network, for now our website addresses (URLs) each link into this page. Our URLs include:
Plural: studentfarmers.org | studentfarmers.com | studentfarmers.net
Singular: studentfarmer.org | studentfarmer.com | studentfarmer.net
In addition to all of the other pages on our website, please see these two pages to understand our Origin Story and Goals.
To learn more about how to get involved: Contact Us
Medical Disclaimer: The content online at StudentFarmers.org or on any of the social media posts is for informational or educational purposes only, and it does not substitute professional medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals.