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Johnstown
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 250
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 6374
Region: Midwest

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Last Updated: February 8, 2020

The mission of our farm is to teach people how to be healthy through good nutrition, exercise, relationships, and a healthy lifestyle. We also provide healthy food for our customers and show them how to prepare it. We have a large garden and small CSA, we make maple syrup, we grow corn, soybeans, wheat, spelt and hay and we raise chickens for eggs, and grass-fed beef. We have a sawmill and make our own lumber. We have lots of events including maple sugaring open house, mushroom hunts, and fall festivals. We do other special events including hayrides, retreats, and weddings. We have finished our cabin at the lake and it is open for visitors and events. We love to have volunteers and some resist leaving because of the atmosphere. Send us an email. Hope to hear from you. My photos are mostly with former helpxers, I appear with the bull and pitchfork.

We also have a campground around our lake with four campsites. We are members of hipcamp that operates like an air B&B for campers. We hosted many happy campers last year and look forward to more this year. Helpers are encouraged to assist with this activity.

By the way, we have two horses that do not get enough work.

Here are some things you will learn through experience as a helper at the Flying J Farm, in February how to make maple syrup, how to make biodiesel fuel, how to saw logs into lumber, how to grow vegetables organically, how to sell at farm markets, how to drive a stick-shift tractor, how to live sustainably, and many more.

Pictures below include our lake with the off grid cabin built entirely with lumber from the farm and constructed with great assistance from helpxers.

In February and March, we are making maple syrup and starting and caring for plants in the greenhouse and pruning. In April we will start working the garden, planting and transplanting. Love to have your help.

Helpers are expected to prepare their own food from scratch. I will provide the ingredients.

We enjoy helpers from around the world. To date we have hosted 81 helpers from 20 different countries.

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