RISING LOCUST FARM
ABOUT OUR FARM
Located in the southern Susquehanna river valley we are a 40 acre inter-generational permaculture farm using regenerative farming practices and natural systems to grow nourishing food, improve our soils, and foster a robust ecological and human community.
We named our farm after the locust tree because of its symbolism as a healer and steward of land. This unassuming tree thrives in marginalized and degraded land by improving the soil so that more tree and plant life can flourish. It also provides shade, excellent firewood, rot-resistant lumber, and highly nutritious forage along the way. We want to be as generous as locust trees to our land, animals, and community.
Four members of the Rhodes family (Kay, Frank, Mike and Harry) began farming in 2015 using natural systems to produce ethically-raised food. We began to grow the farming systems and a small community of people here that organically arose to make the farm what it is today. In the past few years those community members have moved on to their own projects and homesteads to try and live well with the land. Currently, the farm is run by the Rhodes Family (Kay, Frank, Harry and Emily) and we also have invaluable support from grandparents, friends, and CSA members who are an integral part of the farm.