“To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of Creation. When we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a desecration. In such desecration we condemn ourselves to spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want.”
― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
A nonprofit agrarian ministry in central Minnesota
Connected to the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, and located on the ancestral homelands of our Wahpekute and Mdewakanton neighbors (read our land acknowledgement and our commitment to reparations), Good Courage Farm is a place where neighbors of all faiths and none gather to work for food justice and to witness God’s renewing love for all of Creation. At Good Courage, friends of God and God's good Earth gather in worship, fellowship, community building and labor. We are blessed to be in partnership with Episcopal Church in Minnesota and the larger faith-based food and agriculture movement. Embedded in the beauty, abundance and travail of farming, Good Courage offers hospitality and space for service, sacrament and sabbath.
We are growing so that we can give.
Can you give so that we can grow?
Our year-end fundraising effort - Growing to Give - is underway, friends. Building on two successful years of pilot programs and a growing 'mycelial' network of connections with neighboring congregations, farmers, non-profits and new friends, Good Courage is growing as a ministry and a partner in the Christian Food Movement. We've been blessed with grant support from The Episcopal Church, both in Minnesota and at the national level. That said, more than 70% of our projected financial resources for the 2023 program year will come from faith-filled people just like you, whose values -- Creation Care, Reconciliation, Mutual Liberation and Justice-Seeking Neighbor-Love -- will become a fruitful reality through our mission. Good Courage Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit religious organization (EIN 87-1092418). Your gift of financial support is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Can you make a gift now to seed our transformative work in rural farming and faith?
What's Growing at Good Courage
Fellowship | Faith Formation | Food
Food for All: Partner with Good Courage by helping to grow and share the farm's organic produce
Does your community have an existing food ministry that could directly source its produce from local farms? Is your congregation looking for meaningful service opportunities outdoors? Get in touch with us about volunteering or partnering with Good Courage.
Pie + Prayer: Come worship our Creator and connect with neighbors at the farm
See you in May 2023, when we'll gather again in the silo chapel for Wednesday evening and Saturday morning prayer services. It's a half-hour of simple, mostly-sung worship - hymns, prayers, psalms and lectio divina. Plan to stay after worship for farm-made pie and coffee!
Farmstays: Come spend a few days with us on this beautiful, abundant land
Farmstays at Good Courage come in two forms: workstays and retreats. From May through September, we offer workstays of up to 7 days to people looking for hands-on learning about regenerative farming. We also offer retreats for seekers and community leaders in need of a sabbath.