This year, we are launching our CSA with a new sliding scale model. We ask that you please read through all information before making a final decision.
Decide which CSA is right for you:
Reflect on your purchasing power and select accordingly. Then, make your upfront payment. We can accommodate payment plans on a case-by-case basis. Questions? Get in touch!
Community Supported Agriculture enables Glynwood's farm to be financially viable, mutually connected, and lively in spirit. We look forward to an exciting season ahead!
The majority of Glynwood’s USDA Certified Organic produce is sold through our CSA program. CSA is a model of farming and food distribution that decommodifies the way we access food, bringing you into a meaningful relationship with your farmers. By purchasing a “share” of the farm’s annual harvest upfront and committing to membership for a full season, you help the farm plan for the season and establish a solid financial foundation for the year. CSA members experience a full growing season with the farm, allowing you to get in touch with the cyclical, seasonal nature of farming and share in the farm's abundance. In addition, CSA members at Glynwood have access to a pick-your-own vegetable field and herb garden when you come to the farm to pick up your share. We offer vegetable CSA shares year-round.
Glynwood's Summer/Fall Vegetable CSA runs annually from June to early November. Pickups take place at Glynwood's Farm Store in Cold Spring, NY on Tuesdays and Friday from 2PM - 6PM. We do not offer alternative pickup options unless you are participating in CSA is a SNAP. Members of our CSA have the option to purchase a full share, which consists of 24 weekly pickups or a half share, which consists of 12 biweekly pickups. All shares are of equal size, containing around 10 varieties of USDA Certified Organic vegetables as well as access to our ever-blooming Pick Your Own Field. Glynwood's Summer/Fall CSA is distributed "market-style", meaning you hand-select your vegetables from burlap baskets and weigh out your produce yourself. Our harvest list rotates every single week, ensuring that you will experience an ever-shifting, seasonal variety of vegetables.
Week 8: Eggplant, Red Onion, Amaranth, Sunflower Shoots, Beets, Fennel, Zucchini, Cucumber, Carrots, Lettuce.
PYO: Flowers and Herbs
Week 16: Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Potatoes, Scallions, Cilantro, Mesclun Mix, Radishes, Broccoli Greens, Cabbage.
PYO: Flowers, Hot Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes
Week 23: Purple Sweet Potato, Escarole, White Onions, Garlic, Spinach, Koginut Squash, Red Potatoes, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Microgreens.
Beyond our annual Summer/Fall CSA, We offer shorter, but equally bountiful CSAs during the Winter and Spring. At Glynwood, our Vegetable Team is pushing the growing season to span the entire calendar year by utilizing high-tunnels, a root cellar, and most recently, a climate-battery greenhouse. Pickups take place at Glynwood's Winter Farm Store in Cold Spring, NY on Fridays from 2PM - 6PM with opportunities to pick up after-hours on Saturdays from 10AM - 2PM. Our Winter CSA runs from mid-November through February, with 7 biweekly pick-ups in total. Each pickup, you will receive a delightful variety of 12-16 USDA Certified Organic vegetables, including fresh greens, dried herbs, and hearty, wholesome storage crops. Shares are designed to be large enough to last you between biweekly pickups! Our Spring CSA runs from March to mid-May, with 10 weekly pick-ups in total. Participating in our Spring CSA is a wonderful way to experience Glynwood's diversity of hyper-seasonal vegetables, like flowering kale rapini and breakfast radishes and more widely regarded staples, like baby lettuce mix and scallions. Shares contain about 70% greens and 30% root vegetables. Sign ups are first come, first served, and shares must be paid in full unless installment plans are specifically requested.
Winter CSA Week #6: Arugula, Pea Shoots, Mesclun Mix, Baby Tatsoi, Microgreens, Kale, Sugarloaf Radicchio, Napa Cabbage, Shallots, Garlic, Parsnips, Celeriac, Black Radish, Golden Beets, Sunchokes, Adirondack Blue Potatoes
Spring CSA Week #2: Lettuce Mix, Arugula, Salad Mix, Hakurei Turnips, Radishes, Celeriac, Sunflower Shoots, Boky Choy, Spinach, Tatsoi Rapini, Bok Choy, and Scallions
In an effort to increase equitable access to Glynwood's CSA, our sliding scale model is a tool that allows shareholders to opt into prices set at scaled tiers. Sliding scale pricing invites you to reflect on your financial situation, wealth, and earning power so that you can select the price point that fits you best.
When shareholders opt for a Blue Tier (highest price point) share, it directly impacts our ability to offer more subsidized CSA is a SNAP and Purple Tier (lowest price point) shares. With your participation, we are cultivating economic solidarity in our CSA membership. Because of our philanthropic fundraising, Glynwood is able to take on the risk associated with offering a more experimental model for CSA, one that allows us to increase access to the food we grow, while maintaining our farm's economic viability. Beyond CSA, the best way to support Glynwood's mission is to make a charitable gift to support our programs.
Consider paying more on the scale if you:
own your home, have investments, hold retirement accounts, have access to inherited or family money, travel recreationally, have maintained employment at a living wage through the pandemic, and have higher earning power due to your race, class, gender, or education.
Consider paying less on the scale if you:
receive public assistance, are supporting children or dependents, have weighty debt, are experiencing a lack of employment or income, face immigration related or medical expenses, or are a member of a historically marginalized group.
Consider signing up for CSA is a SNAP if you:
use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits as part of your food purchasing budget and are able to pay on a week-by-week basis.
As the cost of seeds and equipment rise, the effects of inflation are being felt on our farm. In response, we have raised the price of our vegetables, too. Despite these trends, enrolling in our CSA remains the most-effective way to receive an abundance of freshly harvested, USDA Organic vegetables on a regular basis. Even at every payment tier, you will pay a lower price than if you bought the same vegetables from our retail market or a farmers' market. Our estimate is that a full share at retail pricing costs $1450.
CSA is a SNAP: $17.30 (weekly) || CSA is a SNAP: $17.30 (weekly)
Purple Tier: $600 || Purple Tier: $350
Green Tier: $900 || Green Tier: $500
Blue Tier: $1200 || Blue Tier: $650
Our sliding scale enables you to work with us to increase access to good food throughout the Hudson Valley by simply choosing the payment tier that feels right for you. If you would need to pay for your membership in installments, reach out to Farm Marketing and CSA Coordinator, Ryan Stasolla, at email@example.com. With credit and gratitude to fellow Hudson Valley farms for demonstrating how to structure a sliding scale model for CSA.: Soul Fire Farm, Rocksteady Farm, Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Brooklyn Grange, The 607 CSA, and Full Plate Farm Collective
Do you receive SNAP benefits? Are you interested in a 50% discount on Glynwood CSA shares? You might be eligible for CSA is a SNAP! Use your SNAP benefits to get the freshest, tastiest vegetables from farmers who are growing food for the community with love for the earth. SNAP shares cost $17.30 upon each pickup, $415 in total for 24 pickup weeks as a full share member and $207 in total for 12 pickup weeks as a half share member. Learn more by clicking the link, here.