Just 45 minutes north of Baltimore, nestled in the rolling hills of southern York County, PA, lies Spoutwood Farm’s 26 acres of countryside, streams, and forest. There is abundant life here amidst the variety of fertile bottom-land, steep wooded hillsides, wetlands, meadows, orchards and pastures.
As a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational farm, we hope to be a resource to all interested in natural farming methods. Spoutwood highlights how the land surrounding the food garden is cared for to promote biodiversity and optimal natural cycles. In this rich and diverse setting, it is easy to connect to the nature all around. We invite people to truly enjoy the sense of wonder and love of nature, to respect and befriend all living beings, domestic and wild, and to live harmoniously with the environment that supports us all.
Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) garden that started twenty years ago, grows enough food organically* on just three acres to support 100 families. We can’t imagine a better way to influence the lives of those we care about more than feeding them in a healthy manner, combining the wellness of body, mind and spirit.
Our ornamental gardens are home to historic, native, and environmentally valuable plants, insects, wildlife, and birds. Our forest and stream banks are ripe for adventure. Our Observatory and library are full of wonder.
Please look through our site, find something that interests you, and come visit the farm. We are always excited to meet new friends!
*Spoutwood grows everything using organic methods as perscribed by the USDA for compliance with the National Organic Program and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Guide 65. Spoutwood Farm CSA is not certified “Organic” (now a trademark), as the expense at this time is prohibitive. Organic certification is not a guarantee of quality or purity of the product. Rather, it is evidence of the operation’s adherence to a prescribed system of agriculture and food production that involves the building and enhancing of the soil naturally, protection of the environment, humane treatment of animals and avoidance of toxic synthetic substances, all of which Spoutwood Farm CSA has been doing for years.