Dining utilizes the production farm as a learning laboratory for students and staff in high yield sustainable agriculture techniques and culinary excellence. Dining staff visit the farm throughout the growing season to plant, weed, trellis, and harvest delicious produce for use in Dining menus. Specific seeds and plant varieties grown at the farm are unique and versatile in menus and programming, including vibrant, colorful varieties of herbs, greens, root crops, squash, and tomatoes.
Farm to Table
Where can you find farm produce?
Look for the DCS Campus Farm logo on the Electric Eats Food Truck, Grab & Go items in the Flamingo Run c-stores, and throughout Dining markets on the UW–Madison campus.
All University of Wisconsin-Madison property occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place the Ho-Chunk nation has called Teejop since time immemorial. The 1-acre Dining & Culinary Services Farm plot is situated at the Eagle Heights Community Garden, one of the largest and oldest community gardens in the United States, within the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Proximity to student organization plots and connection to the Lakeshore Nature Preserve’s mission to serve as a learning laboratory make this an ideal location for the Dining & Culinary Services Campus Farm at UW-Madison.
To get to the farm, walk or bike by following the Lakeshore Path along the scenic shores of Lake Mendota. Take the Bus on the 80 or 84 route out to Eagle Heights and get off on the stop directly across the street from the gardens. Limited pay parking is available in lot 130 near Picnic Point. The Eagle Heights Community Gardens are located at 3016 Lake Mendota Drive, just off of University Bay Drive. After entering the garden, follow the pathway all the way down the hill until you see signs for the Dining & Culinary Services Campus Farm.
Campus Farm Open House @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm DCS Campus Farm