Unadilla Community Farm was founded in 2013 by a group of wwoofers (volunteers working on organic farms) dedicated to the goals of the back-to-land movement. We are starting from scratch on 12 acres of beautiful fields and forest, adjacent to protected forest land and Amish country. A creek and river also run along the perimeter of the land. Our mission is simple: to provide a space for the teaching and practice of sustainable skills.

The Unadilla River, which runs alongside our farm, gets its name from the Oneidan word for “a meeting place.” And at its very core, Unadilla Community Farm is just that - a place for people to come together, learn valuable skills from one another, and celebrate our togetherness with each other and with the natural world.

We are an organic fruit and vegetable farm organized and run cooperatively, meaning that members share equally in the ownership and decision-making of the farm.

We are in the process of building our farmstead from the ground up, relying exclusively on sustainable building methods and all-natural and salvaged materials. We get our lumber from the mountain down the road, and our Amish neighbors mill it for us.

Our hope is that Unadilla Community Farm will blossom into a certified organic farmintentional communityeducation center, and non-profit organization. We intend to host workshops (building, gardening, soap making, crafts, etc.) for the public and, in the future, to sell produce, prepared foods, personal care products, and handmade artisanal crafts at local farmers' markets.

Our driveway lined with fruit trees

Traditional timber frame barn with white cedar staggered shingle roof on rammed tire foundation (in progress)
We are currently offering an ongoing volunteer program for those interested in disconnecting from the mainstream, learning to support ourselves by growing our own organic vegetables, utilizing natural building methods to construct our barn and dwelling structures, making our own household products like soap and shampoo, reviving traditional agricultural and lifestyle practices, and living in community. We are eager to learn new skills, like beekeeping, weaving, and candle making, and welcome those who can teach such kinds of practices to the community and improve upon our self-sufficiency. Volunteers have the option of applying for membership in the cooperative after 3 months (1 season) of living and working at Unadilla.