About Us

Our mission is to raise community and student awareness of sustainable agriculture and promote the full cycle of producing sustainable and locally grown food, through educational and research opportunities for students, faculty, and the staff at Northern Michigan University and the greater Marquette community.

Hands-On Learning

All produce grown at the Hoop House is brainstormed, planted, cared for, and harvested by NMU students and community members.
Volunteers take home free produce as a thank-you for their service :)

Community Outreach

The NMU Hoop House routinely donates or sells its produce to NMU community partners such as the NMU Food Pantry or NMU Dining Services.

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Field trips and Workshops

The NMU Hoop House hosts workshops using its produce, and takes field trips to local farms. Past workshops have included pickles, kimchi, tomato sauce, and hot sauce. Past field trips have included the MSU North Farm, Pileated Farms, Seeds and Spores, and Partridge Creek Farm.