Welcome Class of 2026!

Harvest is Yale’s pre-orientation program for students excited about food, farming, and community. During Harvest, groups of Yale College students spend a few days farming and camping on sustainably stewarded land across the state. Participants experience all aspects of farm life, from harvesting fruits to planting fall crops, to cooking and processing fresh produce. Afternoons and evenings might find students cooling off in a pond, playing volleyball, or sharing s’mores around a campfire. H.A.R.V.E.S.T. (Having A Really Very Excellent Super Time) trips truly live up to their name, offering a great opportunity for students to enjoy the outdoors, learn about agriculture in Connecticut, and make a close group of friends before the start of Yale.  Harvest is designed for first-year, transfer students, and Eli Whitney students of all backgrounds; no farming experience is necessary.

Harvest will begin the evening of Tuesday, August 23rd and culminate on Saturday, August 27.

Harvest is run by the Yale Sustainable Food Program. For more information, please email the student coordinators at moobahs@gmail.com.

To see photos from previous trips and meet some of our student leaders, check out our Instagram and Facebook page.