CSA at Pearlstone


As a CSA member, you allow our farmers to focus on growing the healthiest, most delicious food while caring for the land.
In return, you receive an abundance of fresh local produce every week*!

CSA: Community-Supported Agriculture

This model of farming, distribution, and marketing developed in many farming communities around the world from Europe to Japan. Booker T. Whatley, an agriculture professor, pioneered the model in the 1960s. as a means for Black farmers in the US to increase profitability.

When you sign up as a member, the share you purchase in the early season helps farmers begin growing. In exchange for their support or “seed money”, share members receive a weekly box of vegetables from that farm.

The harvest will allow you to eat with the seasons!

Over the course of the year items in your box will reflect the season. See some of the highlights below:

  • Spring – strawberries, lettuce, snap peas, fennel, and mint
  • Summer – tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, onions, and basil 
  • Fall – carrots, beets, kale, garlic, cabbage and sage

Plus more from the 40+ crops we grow!

Dates and Pick Up Locations

*We anticipate a 23-week season: May 29 through October 30, 2024
Shares will be available each Wednesday at two locations and Friday at one location.

Wednesday Pick-Up

  • Pearlstone – from 12 to 6pm in the retreat center lobby.
  • Jewish Community Center (Owings Mills) – from 2-6pm in the main lobby.

Friday Pick-Up

  • Irvine Nature Center (Owings Mills) – from 10-4pm in the main lobby.


Paying at the beginning of the season helps us get our season started.
  • $720 Full Share
  • $480 Half Share
For a weekly price breakdown, shares total out to $30/week for full shares and $18/week for half shares.

Shares are discounted for employees and volunteers of the Associated and all of its agencies (Pearlstone, Jewish Community Center, and others).

We’re committed to sharing our harvest with you even when times are tough! Should you need further financial assistance please contact Greg or 717.350.3730

Here’s what our share members are saying:

“I loved the variety and discovering new-to-me vegetables, which meant I got to explore how to prepare them”

“Thank you for being prompt and on schedule with the delivery. Everything was clean and fresh and well packaged. I really looked forward to picking up “my share.”

“I loved my weekly box!”

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