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Adamah

My sense of Jewish identity has taken root and flowered adding a fertile foundation for individual growth and expression, as well as communal accountability and celebration. This was my first experience living in a Jewish community. My sense of purpose and place within the Jewish world has been nurturted, supported, challenged, strengthened and clarified through this experience.
—Seth Shames
 

Adamah is unique in its natural setting, its experience of intentional community, its ecological vision and holistic approach, its integration of hands-on activities and text study, and its teaching of Jewish values through sustainable agriculture. Adamah is also the largest, most established Jewish educational farm in North America.

Where else can you say a blessing while using recycled vegetable oil to fuel a truck that is filled with organic produce and naturally fermented kosher pickles? Come see for yourself!

Programs at Adamah integrate physical, social, spiritual, Jewish and ecological realms in order to inspire participants to a life of service to the Jewish community and to the earth. We emphasize hands-on experience and peer leadership to empower participants with skills and confidence to make a difference, and we offer positive ways to connect to the core Jewish principles of awe and gratitude, which inspire participants well after they leave.

My Adamah experienced allowed me to see a clearer path between my spiritual life and my day-to-day ecological lifestyle choices. At Adamah the two became intertwined like never before and this relationship has remained strong in my life since.
—Eden Pearlstein
 

Adamah Farm Vacation - July
Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

On an Adamah Farm Vacation, you’ll have the opportunity to spend quality time with yourself and your loved ones without getting in the car! You can participate in an array of activities or simply relax in a beautiful setting and enjoy three delicious kosher farm-to-table meals each day.

Adamah Farm Vacation - August
Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT

On an Adamah Farm Vacation, you’ll have the opportunity to spend quality time with yourself and your loved ones without getting in the car! You can participate in an array of activities or simply relax in a beautiful setting and enjoy three delicious kosher farm-to-table meals each day.

The Adamah Fellowship

Now in its tenth successful year, the Adamah Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program for young adults in their 20s that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, community building and contemplative spiritual practice.  Learn more or Apply here for the 2014 spring, summer, or fall fellowship.

Farm & Learn Programs

Adamah offers several one-day and weeklong programs throughout the year for families, schools, and individuals of all ages looking to connect to Adamah s ecological, Jewish and spiritual offerings.

We also design custom programs for visiting groups. Whether you re interested in service learning trips on our farm, institutional greening tours and classes, or workshops on artisanal food production, we would love to work with you to plan an Adamah visit for your summer camp, day school, youth group, company or family. Contact David Weisberg to book your program today.

Adamah Products

CSA Shares: Click here if you would like to purchase a share of vegetables, flowers, pickles, jam, cheese or yogurt, to pick up in Falls Village from June-November.

Adamah grows the ingredients for our line of kosher, organic, lacto-fermented pickles and artisinal jams on our organic mixed vegetable and berry farm.  The production of these products is the basis of our educational programming and community building and the proceeds of their sale makes our mission possible.

Send us your email address to be added to our Sales Event Announcement List, so you’ll know when we’re selling our products at a farmer’s market, community center or event near you.

Our vegetables and products are also served in the Admah Foods dining hall at Isabella Freedman, and are delivered weekly to the West Hartford Jewish Local Greens CSA.

In the News

To find out what’s happening on the farm, in the barnyard and among our fellows, sign up for our Quartely Newsletter, check out our Blog and read the latest articles about Adamah.

Future Projects

Learn here about our future plans.

Make a Donation

Half of our funding comes from individual donations. If you believe that building Jewish identity and community, renewing ancient Jewish ecological, agricultural and spiritual wisdom, and producing healthy organic kosher food products are worthy goals, please make a donation, or consider becoming a monthly supporter of the Adamah program and help our work to take root, grow, and flourish!