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Spiral Path Farm Gallery

Loysville, Pennsylvania

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Located in the valley and ridge of Pennsylvania northwest of Harrisburg, Mike and Terra Brownback's Spiral Path Farm is a large, highly productive organic vegetable farm selling a large variety of crops to wholesale and CSA buyers.

a view of the farm, rye cover crop in foreground

Plastic-mulched beds with an early lettuce crop

Raised beds on contours with grass barrier strips help Spiral Path to manage soil for maximal productivity on sloping land.

Terra Brownback, Mike Brownback, and NEON coordinator Bonnie McGee in Spiral Path's large greenhouse with lettuce transplants destined for the field.

Greenhouse tomatoes provide season extension and a top-quality organic product.


Chard, one of spiral path's many crops

Slicing tomatoes on a contoured strip early in the season.

NEON coordinator Bonnie McGee making yield assessments in a long strip field planted to fresh market slicing tomatoes.

Eggplant, cabbage, and tomatoes going down a slope towards Spiral Path's extensive post-harvest area.

Spiral Path farmer Mike Brownback pulling a load of eggplants into the post-harvest area.

A small germinating house used for starting transplants.