In our third year of running the CSA program at the Four Winds Farm, we have finally sold out of shares before the season begins. Which is great. Hopefully, it means we are doing something right. While turning member-hopefuls away never feels good, we are all lucky to be in a place where locally produced, chemical-free food is abundant during the growing season. Plus, there are farmers markets galore.
If you came to this site to sign up, here are some local farms you might be interested in joining. To my knowledge, these farms still have shares available. Every farm has a story, so check them out.
In New Paltz:
In High Falls
In Kingston, Rosendale, Saugerties
At the markets, excited members come up to me and inevitably ask, “What’s going on at the farm right now?” Well, a lot of seed starting in the greenhouse, seedling care, and farm tidying. Next week, I will probably seed a few things outside, and begin the great race to weed, mulch, plant, and sow until harvest begins. (And then the weed, plant, sow, and harvest cycle begins!) Yesterday, tomatoes were started and 25 trays of kale, broccoli and cabbages were potted up. Our eggplants, peppers, flowers, herbs and celeriac are all putting on tiny leaves. The following photos were taken two weeks ago, but hopefully, you will get the idea of what’s been going on.