Koinonia Farm has found a partner farmer and is excited to being working with Andrew Newkirk and Deeply Rooted Pastures. Follow along on our Facebook page or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to watch this partnership unfold.
About Koinonia’s Land
The land we currently manage is about 500 acres with 170 acres in agricultural use, including pastures, orchards, and gardens. In 2005, we stopped using synthetic chemicals on our land except for the pecans. Then in 2012, we began the transition to biological management of our pecans and the orchards have now been chemical-free for over 6 years. In addition, we are looking to add a new pecan orchard. We also grow blueberries, grapes, and vegetables.
For years we also raised cattle, pigs, and chickens that we rotationally grazed through the pastures and orchards. We recently had to cut back on the size of our herd but would love to see another farmer expand the livestock. Our farm contains 4 wells, a barn, and 2 greenhouses. There is also a processing facility for pecans, a bakery, and cold, frozen, and dry storage.
About the Koinonia Farm Community
Koinonia Farm is a group of Christians called to live together in intentional community sharing a life of prayer, work, study, service and fellowship. We seek to embody peacemaking, sustainability, and radical sharing. While honoring people of all backgrounds and faiths, we strive to demonstrate the way of Jesus as an alternative to materialism, militarism and racism. There is a core group of people who live and work on the farm, supplemented by interns and guests who are here for a shorter time.
Our work is to feed the hungry both physically and spiritually. In order to do this, we offer hospitality and spiritual renewal, education, prayer and spiritual direction. Some of our programs include youth camps, elder activities, partnerships with local service organizations, peace and justice work. In our bakery and mail order business, we occasionally offer seasonal employment. This mail order business also focuses on Fair Trade products, and organic land stewardship. You can read more about our history and our present on our website.