Glynwood’s Community Supported Agriculture
Most of Glynwood’s Farm and Garden produce is sold through our Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA). Our CSA member households subscribe to a 24-week distribution period in which they enjoy more than 30 different types of Certified Naturally Grown vegetables, and can purchase Glynwood eggs, meats, and other locally produced products. Our CSA also donates produce to local Farm to School efforts and area food banks.
The steeply sloping and rocky land at the Glynwood Center is far from ideally suited for vegetable production, so we make the most of the cropland we’re using. We continuously build the soil by adding compost, natural fertilizers, and by growing cover crops that add organic matter and fertility. We also plant intensively to maximize our yield per acre. In addition, we have expanded our acreage in cultivation to over six acres. This added cropland will enable us to rest 20% of our cultivated acreage each season.
We have also erected a high tunnel, which has helped to extend our growing season by several weeks at the beginning and end of each season. This hoop-framed structure houses permanent growing beds. Crops planted in these beds are further protected by floating row covers made of spun fabric that allows light and water to pass through. These floating row covers provide frost protection down to 26 degrees Fahrenheit.