Spiral Path Farm is located in scenic western Perry County, PA, between the Tuscarora and Blue Mountain ranges. Near the town of Loysville, our family farm consists of 188 diverse acres that have been under our care since 1978, and on which we grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Spiral Path Farm’s goal is to provide the best tasting, freshest, and highest nutritional value food we can grow, while maintaining the land in a fertile, non-toxic state. Spiral Path Farm is certified organic and food safety certified.

Spoutwood Farm is nestled in the rolling landscape of York County, close to the Maryland line. There is a sense of abundant life here amidst the variety of rolling hills, fertile bottomland, steep wooded hillsides, and old meadows, orchards and pastures. We offer 22 weeks of organically grown produce.

Joshua Farm is a program of Joshua Group, a non-profit organization committed to offering hope and support to at-risk youth in the city of Harrisburg. We grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers on 1 acre of land in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg. Our goals are to demonstrate small scale agriculture, to provide employment, service, and educational opportunities to youth and others from the community, and to help low-income populations access organically grown food. We run a small CSA and a farm stand on site.

The Grantham Community Garden is a student-inspired, student-led effort to demonstrate and promote real-life concepts of sustainable agriculture-a necessary dimension of holistic Christian stewardship. We plan to use this garden initiative as a means to educate students, faculty, and the broader community about the benefits of eating organic food and tapping into local farm economies for food resources. Through participation in local and on-campus farmers markets, we hope to foster greater interaction between campus residents, regional farmers, and the surrounding public.

Shared Earth Farm, Mechanicsburg … We grow crops which are free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. Healthy soil is the key factor in growing nutrient-rich foods. We use green manure, natural fertilizers, compost, and crop rotation to enrich the soil. Weeds are controlled with a tractor or by hand. Pests are controlled using organically certified means. Shared Earth Farm is dedicated to providing members with a variety of naturally grown foods. We grow only for our CSA.

Garden of Edenbo in Carlisle grows fresh, local, sustainable produce. Our produce is chemical free and hand cultivated. We manage our gardens intensively, making every effort to build healthy soil and use water wisely. Working with Warm Springs Valley Farm, we are offering a Community Supported Agriculture program called “Salad Shares,” a weekly supply of fresh salad greens, lettuce and colorful delights like radishes, carrots and tomatoes. We are offering weekly shares from June- September. Each week you will receive enough fresh produce to provide a family of two with a salad each day or a family of four with 3 salads per week.

Goldfinch Farm … Members pick up their shares once a week, either at the farm, which is near Wrightsville and Sam Lewis State Park in York County, or at one of our Lancaster pick-up sites: Friends Meetinghouse just off of Columbia Ave. or East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. Pick-up times at the farm are on Tuesday or Friday from 2-7 p.m., or Saturday morning from 9-12. Pick-up at the Friends Meetinghouse is Tuesday from 3:00-6:00. Pick-up at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church is Friday from 3:00-6:00. One of the farmers will be there to greet you, answer questions and tell you about what is in your share for the week. The produce is displayed on tables, much like at a farmers market, with signs telling you how much of that particular item you can take. You may take your entire share of each item, or you can take less or none of any item.

Fulton Farm is a working farm and an educational program at Wilson College, a unit of the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living. We raise chemical-free fruits and vegetables on 7 acres. Produce is marketed through the college dining hall, a 100-family CSA, two local farmers markets, and restaurants. We employ Wilson College students, student volunteers, and we have a sustainable ag. internship program, in conjunction with the Sustainable Agriculture Intern Training Alliance of eastern PA. We also teach accredited courses in low-input sustainable agriculture and agroecology through the Environmental Studies Department of Wilson College.

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In culinary school and getting ready to trade the writing life for the cooking life. Or not. Might do both. At the moment I'm a feature writer for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. My name is Pat Carroll.

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