This week at the Farm:
We are open to the Public 10:30am - 6pm, Aug. 11th & 12th
Aug. 11th is also our Big Volunteer Workday!
Join us anytime between 10-5, bring your lunch
we all eat together at noon and drum from 12:30-1:30
Some work all day, some just a few hours,
jump in as led, love to have you with us!
Saturday, Aug. 13th 1-5pm is open for
Mathews County Herb & Music Fair
get your tickets on the Events & Music page!
CA & J Farm...an Educational, Herb, Flower, Egg & Music Farm!
Sharing Small Farming, Natural Wellness, Herbalism,
Self-Sustainability & "Life Close to Nature" Skills
"Live FREE, Live Clear!"
Learn, Grow & Sing With Us!
a Simple Place of Learning, Wellness, Music
& Unique Shopping in Our Yellow Barn Store!
(we accept: cash, checks, debit/credit cards)
Our Farm is blessed to have a Non-Profit Fiscal Sponsor
for the Music Programs at the Farm
Thank you for your Tax deductible gift to our Work!
Our current project: building a simple kitchen in the
indoor Music & Education Center named - The Hive;
and we need more djembe's for group programs.
-click on the link below to see details & donate-
CA & J Farm's Music Program is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas,
a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the
charitable purposes of CA & J Farm's Music Program must
be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are
tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law
Open most Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10:30-6pm
Year Round, Rain or Shine unless posted otherwise!
Please, check the website before visiting for any changes.
Always Closed on Sundays...Our Self Care Day!
Dates we will be closed in 2022:
Aug 20, Sept. 10, 17; Oct 15; Nov. 24, 25, 26;
Dec. 3, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
Dec.10- opening late due to Mathews Christmas Parade
How it works here:
Free to stop by, shop and leave!
$10 per person or $20 per family donation
to enjoy the *Farm's Charms*
*Tour the Farm, refreshments, enjoy the fire, animals, activities, games, drumming & more!*
Donation Bucket is in the Yellow Barn Store, or we do debit/credit donations too!
Thank you! *We depend on your support*
Some families bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day with us!
Our 4th year of our Farm's Herbalist Course has begun!
We only take 15 students a year and will be listing the dates for
2023 in November!
Details are on the Herbalist Course page
under the Education Section.
Consider becoming an Herbalist at our Farm in 2023!
Do you want to Donate to our Farm?
We sincerely appreciate any donations to support our Educational Farm.
We can't do this without you! Click link below:
*JOIN OUR ONLINE WELLNESS & MUSIC FARM*
Check out our Free, Online Farm Platform on Mighty Networks!
*Online Courses, Sharing, Learning, Growing Together*
*Home of the Thunder Drummers* our Farm Drum Team!
we are always looking for new Drummers, no experience needed, join us!
if interested, please contact me - 804-815-2839
Enjoy the Farm Pictures Page!
"Farm-ily" Community Workdays on Thursdays!
We have a wonderful group of volunteers that give their time and energy to the farm, anytime between 10-5. Some work a few hours, some all day!
We love our Volunteers & appreciate any help!
Bring your simple lunch- we all eat together at noon and Drum from 12:30-1:30pm!
Join US, drums furnished.
Happening Next at The Farm:
ON-LINE Farm - Programs posted when available
ON-LAND Farm - Karaoke & Open Mic Nights
Drum Circles, Wellness Day Events,
Let's Farm Days & more!
See all upcoming dates & details on the Event & Music page
FYI : When the Farm is Open Regular Schedule
We usually Drum from 12:30-1:30 pm on Thursdays
and 3:30-4:30 pm on Saturdays!
(check the weekly update at the top for any changes)
No experience needed, drums furnished, kid friendly!
Fun, Stress Relieving, Positive Music!
*Vendors: If you want to participate in any of our events,
please, let me know you are coming & I will be in touch! Love to have you with us!
We ask for a $10 Donation to the Farm, be here to set up at least 30 minutes before the event
is scheduled to begin, bring your own tent, table & chairs
if you need help setting up, just ask!
Farm Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cajfarm
Jean's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lifeclosetonature/
Our Weekly Farm YouTube channel - "Farmily Journal"
check out our channel- Life Close to Nature - CA & J Farm
*New Videos Each Week!*
Our Farm Podcast!
"Hey Farm-ily!" available on Anchor & Spotify.
We offer unique Shopping at the Farm!
Visit our Yellow Barn Healthy Life Store page
for more details on what we offer at the Farm
and a few items you can order online!
Thank you for supporting our Farm!
The Farm is an Alcohol, Drug, Judgement & Politics Free Zone!
*Smoking allowed only at the Red Bench by the Yellow Barn*
Please see other Need-to-know info about the farm as you scroll to the bottom.
*The content on this site is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Farm Event & Course Calendar
full details on the Farm Events Page
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Jean & CA Howard CA & J Farm
5620 East River Rd., Foster, VA 23056
Use our directions, click the Find the Farm Button, GPS does not understand us!
For details on Formal Group Programs on and off farm,
see the Visiting Groups and Programs Page!
*We welcome having groups reserve us for their Church, Family, Club functions & meetings too! please share our info*
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Friends, Groups and Businesses We Support & Recommend!
Marilen Crump- Business Coach: https://www.facebook.com/mrsmarilenjcrump
Kalunyahawi & Wolf Traveler - Ceremony, Circles & Gatherings in Williamsburg and on Farm;
Traditional Native Guide to Spirit / Seer 413-330-2795 www.fb.com/wendydonspiritguide
Alternative Energy Healing - Chad & Jen Fortney www.alternativeenergyhealing.net
Arthur Lopez - drumyourdream.com 757-768-5689
Gloucester Mathews Humane Society 804-693-5520 https://www.gmhumanesociety.org/
Images In Art Graphics - http://imagesinart.com/
Joe Schirmer - https://www.facebook.com/vetshomesforvets
Sounds of New Earth - Lisa Miller & Alisa Spangler Miller - on Facebook
Winter Sound Co., Inc. (my fav music store!) Gloucester, Va -Music Store- www.wintersound.com
Vasili Simmons - Guitar Lessons (in person & online) and the Academy of Rock 757-472-6808
Tidewater Music Therapy https://tidewatermusictherapy.com/
Calvin Howell "Howell's Workshop" - wooden creations -
Get to know us
Some Farm Info for You!
We want to share our Farm with YOU and hope you will enjoy our simple spot on the planet. Unfortunately, We are not a handicap friendly farm....hopefully in the near future. Practice safety while visiting us and keep an eye on your children. Please do not run or walk through the herb or veggie beds. No alchohol or drugs allowed on the Farm. Smoking permitted only at the Red Bench by the Barn, please use the metal bucket for trash. Pets allowed only on leashes and cannot enter the back fenced Acre....people are allowed, but not other animals. We have a clean portapot available with a water barrel wash station next to it for your safety. Please, excuse a few weeds…we are not a Botanical Garden, but a working farm. Some visitors, catching us in the middle of chores, have enjoyed helping stack hay bales
and feed the chickens.
If you would like to help a little...let us know, always plenty to do! We invite you to visit and experience…
“Life Close to Nature”.
We gratefully accept donations to keep our Farm Growing! Thank you!
Proud Member of the American Herbalist Guild, United Plant Savers, Association Specialty Cut Flower Growers
and Drum Circle Facilitators Guild!
Member of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce
and the York County Chamber of Commerce