I am Lydia Nebel, newest Second Wind farmer!
We are a Certified Organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operation at Four Winds Farm in Gardiner, NY. As a CSA, we accept up to 60 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 food. 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, and check out Four Winds Farm website.
Second Wind CSA provides a generous amount of diverse, seasonal produce that NY veggie lovers know well, plus some 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 be just 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 a base $600, with a sliding scale option to invest more. This works out to $25 per week cost for up to $80 a week value. 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 “2016 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.