Koinonia is a Greek word meaning "communion." (It’s pronounced "Coy-no-KNEE-uh.”) It is also translated as "community" or "fellowship." Founded in 1942 as an intentional Christian community and farm, we believed communion, community, and fellowship was for everyone, regardless of race, class, gender, religion, or anything else. We began our mail order business in the 1950s when we were facing a boycott and needed to find a way to continue our life and work.
The heart of our online/direct mail order business is the bakery. It used to be called the candy kitchen. It’s a special place where people come together to make all of our delicious handmade baked goods. All of our chocolate is Fair Trade, the sugar is organic, and we are always looking to include more sustainably grown ingredients. By using fair trade, organic, natural, and sustainably produced ingredients, even our baked goods support our vision statement of love through service to others. We are always finding news ways to be sure our food remains delicious, good for the land, and good for those who grow the food and ingredients that go into our food.
You are purchasing from a place that not only offers delicious pecans, chocolate, bakery goods, Fair Trade coffee and tea, and thought-provoking books and DVDs, but is also a place that has quite a story to tell. And our story is not just about what happened in the past, but what we are doing today and are hoping to do tomorrow. Our life and work is funded by purchases from our online store, at our onsite store, and through the donations we receive.
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Meet the people who make Koinonia's delicious products! When you purchase from Koinonia Farm, you are supporting the life and work of the people at Koinonia as well as farmers and artisans all around the world.