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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 (January 2018):


Winter is our slow time. Early in January we took time to reflect on the past year's work and discern what we're called to do in the year ahead. Now we're back to cleaning and organizing, and also to reaching out to folks who might like to walk or work at the farm during the growing season. We'd be glad to hear from you.

Soon we'll start to plan free non-electronic family activities for Screen-Free Week 2018, which will be observed locally during the April vacation, 4/23-28. For an introduction to Screen-Free Week and a schedule of last year's activities see screenfree.stfrancisfarm.org  Contact us to learn more or help plan.

Also contact us if you'd like to come for a winter walk. This season also has its beauties.