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St Francis Farm Community

Living an alternative to the consumer culture since 2001
stfrancisfarm@yahoo.com   facebook.com/stfrancisfarmcommunity  
315-298-2844  136 Wart Road, Lacona NY 13083

Mission Statement


Our mission is to live a sustainable life based on the Gospels and on Catholic Worker principles as an alternative to the consumer culture.  The community provides practical assistance, prayerful presence and a place for reflection to help others simplify their lives.

The grace of God, the generosity of supporters and the bounty of the land provide the foundation for the community.  By their commitment and unpaid labor the full-time residents maintain buildings, work the land and welcome visitors. Guests volunteer their labor and share the simple gifts of the farm: work and prayer, discussion and recreation.  

Click here for more information on the Catholic Worker movement.

Directions                 Click here for a map

Although the mailing address is Lacona, the farm is actually in Orwell.   If you use directions from an internet directions site you could end up on another Wart Rd that is not maintained in winter.  

From the south: Take I-81 North to exit 36, Pulaski.  At the end of the ramp turn right onto State Route 13.  After about 1 mile, turn left onto County Route 2A.  Take the first right (after about 0.7 mile) onto Centerville Road, then the first left (after about 0.2 mile) onto Peck Road.  At the end of Peck Road turn right onto County Route 2.  At the first stop sign turn left onto County Route 48.  Travel about 1.1 miles and turn right onto Wart Rd.  We're in the only barn on the road, on your left, about 1.3 miles up Wart Rd.  

Updates (October 2018):

During the time of year when we have the most news I don't do well at posting updates here, though I do keep our Facebook listing up to date.  Sorry about that.

We're nearing the end of a long full growing season.  The chicks we started this spring are grown and laying now. Zach is building wheelchair ramps for neighbors and making small repairs on our buildings. I'm getting the garden wound down--though we are still sending produce to the soup kitchen and the Pulaski Community Cupboard.  We don't have any more overnight volunteers scheduled, and soon we'll be closing the guesthouse for the winter, but day visitors and volunteers are still welcome.