Spring is in the air (almost). Like our farm animals, we're anxious to step outside.
Our 225-acre regenerative vegetable and livestock farm serves as a learning facility for our apprentice program, a venue for convening food and farming professionals, and the site of our CSA operation and farm store. We're also an unforgettable place to visit! Check out our calendar for farm tours, workshops and other public programs, beginning in April.
Please join us on April 27th for our dinner at the farm in April with guest chef Alex Raij.
Alex Raij and Eder Montero are chefs and owners of Txikito, a love letter to the Basque country in Spain - a region whose cuisine is distinguished by excellence and simplicity in both ingredients and techniques. It is unencumbered food in which humble ingredients like beans and peppers hold the same value as aged farmhouse cheeses, pristine seafood and unique breeds of lamb and cattle. Raij and Montero are also the authors of *The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito*.
They met and bonded. They brought a diversity of experience and range of voices to the table. They worked together to create an identity as a national resource for each other and a positive voice for food and agriculture in our country. Introducing: the League of Women in Food & Agriculture, a national group of women working to safeguard our soil, our sea and the air we breathe, and preserve the dignity of the people who create the food we eat.
What's all this hubbub about CSA? If you're undecided about Community Supported Agriculture and how to get involved, a series of fairs this spring might be the right opportunity to find out more. Beginning on March 18 in Hudson, NY, Hudson River Exchange will host weekend fairs where local residents can learn more about farms in your vicinity with CSA programs and shop around for the share that's best for you and your family - be it fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, flowers, or all of the above. Additional locations include Kingston, Troy and Rhinebeck/Red Hook. These events are co-produced by the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition, a project of Glynwood's Regional Food program.
Shares of our USDA Certified Organic produce are still available for 2017. We offer two membership options: a Full Share with pickup every week for $720, or a Half Share with pickup every other week for $375. Our 24-week season means that each share costs approximately $30/week, which, on average, represents a 15% discount over retail prices. First pick-up of the season is scheduled for May 30.
Please note this year's alternate pick-up location has changed to the Manitou School on Route 9D in Cold Spring, where we offer full and half share options for pick-up on Tuesdays from 3:30-6pm.
The days are getting a little longer, and so is our winter schedule, until CSA season starts at our Farm Store in May. Winter sales have been extended by 1 hour on Thursdays, from 2 to 6pm.Glynwood meat and winter vegetables are for sale a la carte. We also have newly stocked lacto-fermented vegetables from Hawthorne Valley Farm's sauerkraut cellar. As always, drive carefully. The speed limit on Glynwood Road is a strict 20MPH and incoming traffic has the right of way. These rules of the road are especially applicable during winter weather.
New Projects = New Opportunities
By its very definition, CSA is about building communities around local agriculture. CSA farmers are dedicated to improving public health in our region by providing a larger number of local residents with access to high-quality, locally produced food. Yet, owners of small- to mid-size farms are often pressed for time, expertise or resources to effectively market their shares and expand their customer base. In fact, they tell us this is one of their biggest challenges; a problem they must solve if they are to be successful.