I am Lydia Nebel, Second Wind farmer!
We are a Certified Organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operation at Four Winds Farm in Gardiner, NY. As a CSA, we offer up to 60 shares. Members buy a ‘share’ of the farm’s vegetables for the season and invest in the farm and we farmers. 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 support us by sharing in the rewards and risks of farming, and you also get to eat incredibly fresh food. We grow our vegetables using a sustainable no-till method put in place at Four Winds by farmers Jay and Polly Armour 23 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. This is an exceptionally great deal for the quantity and quality of food you receive!
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 the 2018 Sign Up page
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.