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STF mission

About us

Now that we’ve tapped the brakes on our careers, the resources of the Farm provide ongoing opportunities to pursue our passions in agriculture – forestry, sugaring, bee keeping, and just hanging out on the farm.

We enjoy understanding the science behind agricultural technologies and adapting those solutions to our hobby-level operations.

And while that is fun and challenging stuff, the really good stuff (our mission) is the same as when we “worked”:

Living third, engaging, sharing and making a difference in the lives of others.

Breaking it down:

Living third

Borrowed (without apology) from the YMCA Camp Tecumseh (located just a few miles from here), living third means putting God first, other people second and ourselves third. It’s the underpinning of the culture here.

Engaging and sharing

We’re focused on sharing what we learn through community engagement. This includes farm tours and open houses, off-site presentations, the content of this website, and serving the industries in which we participate...and generally welcoming others to the Farm who share these values.

Making a Difference

Finally, most of the monetary value of our products (honey, maple syrup, apples, cider, etc.) is donated support the programs of not-for-profits and other acts of compassion that make positive differences in the lives of others. Yep. We pretty much give it all away.