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Mud College Farm is a sustainable, community oriented USDA Organic farm located in Gettysburg, near Two Taverns.


Our owner and main farm labor is Ben Mearns, a native of Gettysburg, who made a career change to actively promote land stewardship and peacemaking through sustainable community-driven farming. Additional help is provided by local community members – teachers, students, retirees, and others who are passionate about farming and conservation. The name “Mud College” – borrowed from a nearby historical landmark – invokes our educational, experimental spirit, and connection to the earth.


We are a small family farm – growing on 2 acres once farmed by Raiana Mearns and Bill Mearns Jr. as part of their dairy operation, and where Peg Mearns and Bill Mearns Sr. called home. In addition to operating the farm, we also manage 8 acres of conservation land. Our name also has a family connection – Peg was a member of the “Mud College Craft Guild”, through which she promoted her famous home-woven goods.


Certified Organic Crops

  • arugula

  • asparagus

  • basil

  • bean, green

  • beet

  • brass. Salad, mix

  • broccoli

  • broccoli, raab

  • cabbage, napa

  • cabbage, red

  • cantaloupe

  • carrot

  • cauliflower

  • chamomile

  • chard, swiss

  • chicory, radicchio

  • choi

  • cilantro

  • corn, sweet

  • cucumber, pickling

  • cucumber, slicing

  • dill

  • eggplant

  • fennel

  • garlic

  • kale

  • leek

  • lettuce, head

  • lettuce, mix

  • okra

  • onion, bulb

  • onion, bunching

  • parsley

  • peas, snap

  • peas, snow

  • pepper, bell

  • pepper, habanada

  • pepper, jalepeno

  • pepper, lunchbox

  • pepper, poblano

  • potato

  • potato, sweet

  • pumpkin

  • radish, daikon

  • radish, french breakfast

  • radish, pearl

  • radish, watermelon

  • shallot

  • spinach

  • squash, acorn

  • squash, butternut

  • squash, delicata

  • squash, spaghetti

  • squash, summer

  • squash, zucchini

  • tomato, heirloom

  • tomato, slicer

  • turnip, hakurei

  • watermelon

  • strawberry


Mud College Farm is a small, Certified Organic, vegetable and pastured non-GMO fed egg farm located in historic Gettysburg, PA.

We adhere to USDA Organic Practices to add to our stewardship of the 10 acres we manage. This includes use of organic seed (never GMO), minimal use of natural pesticides, and sustainable practices to conserve soil biology



Being Certified Organic means that we don't use any synthetic inputs.  That means your food is truly free of any synthetic substances as verified by Pennsylvania Certified Organic, a certifier under the USDA National Organic Program.


Our eggs are laid by our 3 flocks of pastured hens.  We feed them only non-GMO feed from a local farm and never treat them with antibiotics or hormones. 

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