Second Wind CSA

Second Wind CSAA new Community Supported Agriculture project located at Four Winds Farm in Gardiner, NY

Four Winds Farm is a family owned and operated farm located on 24 acres in Gardiner, NY. Jay and Polly Armour have been farming this land Organically for over 20 years, and have operated a CSA since 1993.

In 2010, Jay turned his CSA portion of the farm over to two former employees, Sam and Erin, who breathed into it a second wind. Allison Patrick and Alison Fletcher will be running the CSA for the 2014 season.

With Jay as their guide, the Allison's will continue to farm in the tradition of Four Winds, using an Organic no-till method.  Since tractors are rarely used and weeding is done by hand or with hand tools, this method of farming not only leaves a very small carbon footprint, the resulting super-healthy soils produce great quality vegetables.  You can taste the difference!

HOW A CSA WORKS

Community Supported Farms (also known as Community Supported Agriculture projects, or CSAs) are mutually beneficial arrangements between farmers and member families. They ensure a generous supply of fresh, high quality produce to the consumer, while also providing a reasonable income for the farmer. And by directly supporting local farms, members help keep local agriculture profitable & sustainable.

What to Expect

Being a member of our CSA provides you with a weekly supply of fresh, local, sustainably grown vegetables. Our shares cost $540.  The shares are designed to generously accommodate the vegetable needs of two adults or a small family.  The contents of the share will vary over the course of the growing season.

Schedules and Times

Members may choose between two pickup days:

Tuesdays from 2:30 - 7:30 PM at the farm

Wednesdays from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Hudson Highlands Land Trust in Garrison

Pickups begin the first week of June and run through the last week in October. 

Small Print

By joining a CSA, you understand that:

  • Your payment entitles you to a weekly share of produce
  • You will share the risks and rewards of the season with the farmers and other shareholders
  • Due to weather and other variables, you may receive more or less produce than you expect
  • It is your responsibility to pick up your share each week during the scheduled pick up time; if you fail to pick up your share it will be discarded
  • Your payment is non-refundable

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Contact Information:

Second Wind CSA
158 Marabac Rd.
Gardiner, NY 12525

email: secondwindcsa@gmail.com
call: Allison Patrick (724) 986-9129 or Alison Fletcher (210) 887-1683

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