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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 (April 2018):

The winter's been long, but spring is beginning. We've had two litters of baby rabbits, and our month-old chicks are adjusting to life outdoors. The greenhouse is crammed with seedlings and we've started planting the garden.  The woodcocks are displaying, the bluebirds and robins are back, and any day now the wildflowers and salamanders will be out.  Let us know if you'd like to help with the work, walk in the woods, visit the animals... 

From April 23-28 St Francis Farm and other local organizations will offer free family activities to celebrate Screen-Free Week and school vacation. A full schedule is online at  screenfree.stfrancisfarm.org --check out our nature walks, volunteer projects and family dance, as well as a wide variety of activities hosted by other organizations.