We are Allison Patrick and Alison Fletcher, Second Wind’s farmers!
We are a Certified Organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operation at Four Winds Farm in Gardiner, NY. As a CSA, we accept 55 members who buy a ‘share’ of the farm’s vegetables for the season. You pay in advance, helping us get the head start we need in the spring, and then you get to come pick up a variety of vegetables every week throughout our growing season! By joining us, you not only support us by sharing in the rewards and risks of farming, but you also get to eat incredibly fresh, seasonal foods. We grow our vegetables using the sustainable, no-till method put in place at Four Winds by farmers Jay and Polly Armour over 20 years ago. Read the “About the Farm” section for more information about our growing practices.
Second Wind CSA provides a generous amount of diverse, seasonal produce that NY veggie lovers know well, plus some more specialty culinary delights. If you like your vegetables to nourish your artistic as well as your gastronomic sensibility, the beautiful produce Second Wind provides might just be the thing for you.
Our share-season runs for 23 weeks, from the first full week in June through the last week in October, plus a Thanksgiving share in November. We have a Tuesday pickup on the farm and a Wednesday pickup in Garrison, at the Hudson Highlands Land Trust office. Membership cost for the season is $550, which works out to just under $24 per week. We think this is an exceptionally great deal!
You can read some reviews from our current and past members at Local Harvest.
For more information, including a list of what we grow and details on membership and signing up, please go to “2015 Sign-Up.”
While this blog is primarily for shareholders to use as a planning and recipe resource, please feel free to browse and comment regardless of your shareholder status!