Glynwood forms new coalition
A coalition spearheaded by the Glynwood Center is encouraging early registration for summer community-supported agriculture (CSA) shares of produce from regional farms. The Hudson Valley CSA Coalition brings together 70 small and mid-size farms in 11 counties.
After conducting a survey, Glynwood estimates that at full capacity, regional farms could increase their CSA production by about a third, to 15,000 shares. A full weekly share typically includes enough produce for a family of four. Although mainly associated with vegetables and fruit, shares can also include meat, dairy and flowers. One of the coalition’s first projects is a searchable directory and the promotion of Feb. 24 as “CSA Sign-Up Day.” See hudsonvalleycsa.org.