August 2023 Update

What’s New on the Farm?

Special thanks to ALL who helped with the chicken coops! We have moved 16 of our chickens onto the property. We have about 20 more to add in the next few weeks. We are already getting fresh eggs and our neighbors are knocking on the door to get them. Yes, we will have them available to the public,starting at a suggested donation price of $3.

Our garden is producing tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and some corn. These items combined with some generous donations have made it possible for us to continue our preserving lessons. We have pickles, corn cob jelly, pepper jelly, salsa, strawberry jam, and coffee jelly. YUMMY! If you are interested in picking up one of these items, we are at our temporary location Tues, Wed,and Thurs from 9-2. Email us to check availability

Billy!!! Our Great Pyrenees puppy named Billy is growing so fast. Currently weighing in at 31 lbs, he is a big fluff ball! He is already practicing his herding skills on the humans, especially when he is hungry! Oh how we LOVE Billy.


Last week, the painting began! Cabinets are being installed! Countertops are ordered, appliances have been selected and await installation date! We have opted to contract out the floors due to timing and feasibility. We are so ready to occupy our facility. We are getting closer.

Sustainability Partners

Next Step Farms is excited to launch its Sustainability Partnership!! Some of you already participate in this and we want to see this grow!! Becoming a sustain ability partner means that you commit to a monthly donation for a minimum of one year. When you sign up, you will receive a free jar of jam or jelly, or pickles based on the monthly membership that you select. You can sign up on our Donations page by clicking monthly donor, complete the necessary information, and each month your account will automatically donate . If you prefer to donate through direct deposit or a check, simply email us at for required information for your banking services.

Become a Quart Donor ($100), Pint Donor ($75), ½ Pint Donor ($50), or¼ Pint Donor ($25)!!!

LAH/ID Waiver Provider

As you know we have been approved to be LAH/ID waiver providers. On July 31st, our staff attended the required invoice training held by the regional office. We are ready to learn billing, getting closer.

Part Time Employees

Do you have passion for the population of adults special needs? Do you enjoy coaching and teaching how to cook, preserve, garden, care for animals, we can use you. Send an email today to Title your email “Part Time Employee”.

Upcoming Events

2nd Saturday Workdays – On August 12th, we will be on the property tackling numerous tasks. If you would like to know more about what we will be tackling, shoot us an email or watch our social media sites!

August Art Auction – We are so excited for our 2nd Annual Art Auction. The weeklong online auction will be held August 26-August 31st!!! We need donated pieces of artwork from local artists to supplement our event!

September 30 – 1st Annual Next Step Farms Fall Festival – We are looking for volunteers to work/assist in the Fall Festival. We need hosts for games,prizes, and competitions. Send an email titled “Fall Festival” to

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