Jubilee Family Farm is a small organic farm seeking to cultivate God’s kingdom in the Skagit Valley through growing organic produce for local sale, providing advocacy and support for marginalized families, and promoting sustainable, organic agriculture and healthy eating.

This project aims at addressing the need of the produce consumer for local, organically-grown, sustainably harvested produce, the need of the farm worker for dignifying work at a just-wage, and the need of the earth for food cultivation that doesn’t depend on chemicals or unsustainable farming practices.

We recognize that the reality of poverty and marginalization is as much spiritual as it is material, and that injustice and inequality are rooted in our society’s structures even as they manifest in particular individuals’ actions. Therefore, this project aims at  meeting the needs of the whole person by addressing the ecological, social, and spiritual roots of poverty and injustice.

  • ecological: Since the advent of industrial agriculture and agribusiness, the local and sustainable production of vegetables and fruits has been in rapid decline. The steep increase in incidences of cancer and immunological diseases has coincided with the large-scale use of chemicals for cultivation and the precipitous loss of nutritional value in agricultural products. We will seek to provide organic, locally grown produce that is cultivated sustainably and improves rather than degrades the earth that we depend on for our food.
  • social: Poverty and inequality thrive where relationship has broken down: when the produce consumer is alienated from the produce harvester, and when the poor and the downtrodden are marginalized by systems and structures that exclude or discriminate on the basis of criminal history, gender, ethnicity, immigration status, or social class. We seek to undo the damage done by these systems and structures through our pastoral accompaniment of marginalized women, youth, and families from our local community. We do this by creating a space for individuals to heal from life’s hurts, to fellowship and be supported in community, and to regain dignity and self-confidence through rewarding work.
  • spiritual: Poverty and marginalization almost inevitably result in individuals feeling damned by God. Overwhelming debt, criminal records, shame from abuse, and rejection from churches, employers, and family members can fill a person with despair and hopelessness that lead to a variety of destructive behaviors (drug or alcohol addiction, violent or verbal abuse, depression, etc.). We seek to get people back in touch with a God of love through care from the community, bible studies, and prayer.

This project is being organized during tough economic times when non-profit organizations across the United States are being forced to close their doors due to lack of funding. By pursuing a market-based micro-business model for our project, we hope to sustain our mission and work with folks on the margins in Skagit Valley even as we sustain ourselves through the cultivation and sale of great produce.