Sister Farms

There are four farms that were established in the same spirit as Jordan River Farm.

Bethlehem Farm – Visit here

Bethlehem Farm is a Catholic Community in Appalachia that transforms lives through service with the local community and the teaching of sustainable practices. We invite volunteers to join us in living the Gospel cornerstones of service, prayer, simplicity, and community. 

In the spirit of the Gospel, Christian unity, and the cornerstones, Bethlehem Farm provides a warm “welcome home” and services to anyone regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, political affiliation, income, marital status, familial status, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, & military status. 

Emmaus Farm – Visit here. 

Emmaus Farm is a nonprofit retreat center where we host volunteer groups for a week of service with the community of Lewis County, Kentucky, Appalachian cultural immersion, and spiritual retreat with an emphasis on Catholic Social Teaching. At Emmaus Farm, we invite volunteers to join us in living the cornerstones of service, simplicity, community, and prayer. 

Jerusalem Farm – Visit here. 

Jerusalem Farm is a community dedicated to serving the common good. In doing so, we recognize the inherent human dignity in each unique individual. We are a community that practices hospitality, nonviolence and solidarity. We welcome all individuals to serve with us in unity towards the common good and we serve all people without distinction.  

Our Catholic identity informs why we strive to love others and we use Christ as our model. However, we do not condition any of our services based on adherence to any religious belief. We condemn all discrimination or harassment and our policies prohibit any such actions.   We also commit ourselves to breaking down any barriers and forms of oppression which prevent individuals from pursuing their fullest dreams, ambitions and potential. 

Nazareth Farm – Visit here. 

Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service-retreat experience. We are devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service. We serve alongside our neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair. We celebrate the richness of Appalachia and experience God by building relationships between our volunteers and the local community.