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Our monthly newsletters, The Beacon and The Hob, are two ways that you can help support our work here on the farm. The Beacon is our farm and ministry newsletter, packed with good things to inform and inspire you to create a life centered around your family and rooted in the Gospel. ($5/mo.) The Hob is our foodie newsletter with seasonal recipes from our farmhouse kitchen. ($1/mo.)

Events

First Saturday at Renaissance Farms

Join us for the Joyful Mysteries and a potluck meal every first Saturday.  When the weather is fine, we’ll plan some games and activities outside, and when it’s not, we’ll gather in the house.

What to bring:

  • Your rosary
  • A dish to share (please carefully mark your dish if it has any common food allergens i.e. eggs, dairy, nuts, gluten)
  • Play clothes
  • Musical Instruments if you wish.

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Farm to Door Delivery

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A generous weekly allotment of organic produce comprised of several varieties of fruits and vegetables, lovingly packed here on the farm.  Our Large Barnby Box is enough to for about three meals for 2-4 people.

Along with your Barnby Box subscription, you can choose from a selection of add-on shares.

You may also order items from our marketplace and add them to your pick-up or delivery.  Please ensure that we receive your order by 12 noon two days before your pick-up/delivery date so that it will be ready.

If you miss your pick-up or delivery, your box will be donated to an area food pantry, soup kitchen, or homeless shelter.

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Projects

Support our Permaculture Projects

Support one of our permaculture projects here on the farm.  Your generous gifts do double duty – they pay for the materials for the project and also fund scholarships for our students!

Projects include:

  • development of market gardens, herb garden, and orchard
  • hedgerows for livestock containment, wildlife, and food
  • water catchment and storage
  • ecologically responsible buildings
  • food preservation (root cellar/cave, solar dehydrator, etc.)

…and MUCH more

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Recent Notes

Market Garden

Market Garden

This weekend we started preparing our market garden area by spread silage tarps to kill and compost the grass and other pasture plants. Next spring, we will made 100′ beds in which to plant a variety of heirloom vegetables.  The perimeter and central paths will […]

New Production Greenhouse

New Production Greenhouse

Back on 29th April, the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Brian and our son William began bending hoops from which to build a long-awaited production greenhouse.  A little over a week ago, our oldest son, Jack spent two days here building the end walls […]

Grand Designs

Grand Designs

Ever since we bought the farm in 2011 – even before the purchase was final – we have striven toward a permaculture model.  There was (and still is) a lot to learn and to try.  But this winter, I (Nissa) completed a permaculture design certification […]

Farewell Ladies

Farewell Ladies

Today, we completed the dispersal of all our animals, our herd of Oberhasli dairy goats and a handful of sheep.  It was bittersweet.  These girls became part of our family in the Spring of 2011, shortly after we purchased this farm.  Every day for almost […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

New Years are always thought of as a time for new beginnings and resolutions.  Our farm is no different.  In farm life, winters are a little slower.  Short days and long nights mean the goats are not being milked.  Gardens are covered with snow so […]