Spiral Path Farm
May 31, 2012 10:15PM
By Beth Davis
Located in scenic western Perry County, between the Tuscarora and Blue Ridge Mountains, Spiral Path Farm has been home to the Brownback family since 1978. The family farm comprises 255 diverse acres, on which a wide variety of certified organic vegetables, herbs and annual fruits are grown. Committed to farming practices that protect and nurture the soil, their goal is to provide the best-tasting and healthiest farm-fresh produce that is loaded with nutritional value. Every year, the farm shares its bounty with members of its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
The CSA is a way for people to buy fresh, in-season produce directly from a local farm. Members buy a share and Spiral Path Farm then delivers a weekly box of fresh, 100 percent organic produce to a convenient delivery site in the members’ area. According to Office Manager, Stef Gingrich, the CSA can be joined at any time during the season, even after harvest and delivery begins. At that time, the cost is pro-rated.
For the convenience of its members, an easy online sign up process is offered via the website. “People can still sign up the old-fashioned way (by calling), but our online access provides members with the ability to not only sign up, but to also manage their account,” says Gingrich. “They can change their delivery location or share size quickly and easily; it gives them more freedom.”