food + farming + faith
The eyes of all look to you in hope,
and you give them their food in due season.
~ Psalm 145
GOOD COURAGE FARM: 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.
You are our mycelial network.
Can you give a gift today
so we can give in the seasons to come?
Have you heard of the mycelial network? It’s the underground web of life found in healthy soil, woven of unseen strands of fungi. These threads connect to other living organisms, including the roots of trees, forming what’s sometimes called “the woodwide web”. The science about this mycorrhizal web is revealing that trees flourish thanks to this connective mesh of other living things. Trees even communicate with one another through the mycelial network, and they share energy and resources with other trees. It’s absolutely miraculous.
You, dear friends of Good Courage Farm, are our mycelial web. During the summer, we grow and share thousands of servings of fresh produce and welcome hundreds of youth and adults to the farm to learn, work and pray. During the winter, we receive what we need to do that work through our interconnected roots, inviting your financial generosity. More than 70% of our projected financial resources for the 2024 growing season and program year will come from faith-filled people just like you. Your gift will be multiplied, becoming healthful produce to share, transformative worship for all, and immersive faith formation experiences that teach practices of Creation Care.
Can you make a gift of money to support
all that God is doing through Good Courage Farm?
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.
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
The farm currently provides fresh eggs, fruit, vegetables and meat to our partners at First Nations Kitchen, Casa Maria, McLeod Emergency Food Shelf and Lutheran Social Services. Get in touch with us about volunteering or partnering with Good Courage to share good food with neighbors.
Pie + Prayer: Come worship our Creator and connect with neighbors at the farm
See you in May 2024, when we'll gather again every Wednesday to share farm-made pie and conversation, followed by evening prayer in the Silo Chapel. All are welcome to this half-hour of simple, mostly-sung worship - hymns, prayers, psalms and lectio divina.
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.
Contact Good Courage Farm
21161 York Road, Hutchinson, Minnesota 55350
+1 (320) 331-3332