Matthew 25 Farm

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Welcome to the Matthew 25 Farm!  We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, with farm locations in Tully (Hamlet of Vesper) and LaFayette (Hamlet of Cardiff), New York.  We work to ensure that no Central New Yorker goes without fresh produce.  To accomplish this, we grow, harvest and distribute fresh vegetables and fruit to those in need throughout CNY.  We also advise others on growing and preserving their own fresh produce. 

Please join us for a successful 2017 season of growing and giving!

Thank you Karl

Rev. Dr. Karl Esmark has been the Chairman of the Board of the farm since its founding in 2009.  Karl recently resigned as Chairman due to ongoing health issues.  We thank him for his leadership, commitment and guidance.  We wish him good health and much happiness.

Thank you for the Grants!

A HUGE THANK YOU to several entities that awarded the farm grants for 2017.  To date they include:

  • The Walbridge Fund (assistance with funding the farm project)
  • Syracuse Rotary Foundation (help with orchard needs)
  • The Dominion Foundation (assistance with seeds, seedlings and fertilizer)
  • Johnny Seeds Foundation (Maine) assistance with an intern from Syracuse University
  • Music for the Mission 

If you know of a business, corporation or other entity that awards grants in the Central New York Community, please email the farm and we will research the possible opportunity.  Thank you.

Before Spring arrives

There are always needs and ways individuals and group can help the farm, even during the winter months.  Here are a few suggestions.

As a group (business, fraternal, family, school, church) plan a time to come out to the farm to help.  Weather permitting, we will be planting apple trees on Saturday, April 15th (day before Easter).  Starting on May 1st, we are open full time (except Sundays) for volunteers, through early November.

  • Invite our farm manager Rick to speak at your church, school or organization.  Email the farm possible dates.
  • Check out our new fundraising page to see more ideas.
  • Follow us on Facebook.
  • Pray for the farm and spread the word to others!