Equipment & Food


Harvest will provide major group equipment, including tents for camping (all trips camp in tents) and stoves for cooking. You will be responsible for your personal equipment, listed on the equipment page. Please read this list carefully. Remember to look in your attic or basement before you go to the store. We have a very limited number of sleeping bags which can be rented from us for a cost of $25. Sleeping bags are available for rental for $10.

Though we will be staying on one farm for the entire Harvest trip, we don’t want to show up with enough stuff to fill up a barn (or tent)! Limit yourself to ONE medium-sized duffle bag or frame pack for this trip. While you should leave your hair-dryer at home, farm living does allow for some amenities, so bring along your guitar or favorite songbook to share on the trip. You can also bring an overnight bag to store at Yale, in case there are some extra things that you want before the trips leave, and immediately after they get back (see “Moving to Yale”).


One of the best things about Harvest: the food! We source a lot of the fresh produce from the farms that we work on, and all meals are 100% vegetarian. However, if you have any specific concerns about dietary issues after consulting our food page and marking allergies in your Harvest applications, please email