“The LORD God settled the man in the garden of Eden to cultivate and to keep it….” (Genesis 2:15)
Avodah Family Farms exist to cultivate love for the land for the poor through food. The word translated “cultivate” in Genesis 2:15 comes from the Hebrew avodah, a rich term that can refer to the tending of the soil, the service of a servant to a master, the worship of God, and more.
We believe that restoring the relationship between the wise cultivation of our food and the service of our God is the first step to keeping community, creativity, and hospitality at the core of the life of God’s people, the Church.
You can join this good work by subscribing to one of our produce boxes, volunteering on the farm, or exploring our blog for resources on using food to celebrate the Christian year and welcome the poor more deeply into your life.