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Last week, Glynwood’s team and I were deep in response-mode to the evolving Covid-19 pandemic. We closed our office doors, created new operational plans, cancelled and/or postponed many events and juggled how our personal and professional lives will be affected in the immediate future. What is emerging is pretty beautiful - a level of cooperation and ingenuity pointing to the fact that this crisis will be fought (and won!) by local and regional leaders coming together and solving myriad challenges with innovation in a range of sectors.

To farmers and food purveyors alike, it has become immediately clear that resilience, adaptation, community investment, and effective marketing are key to the viability of their businesses, as well as the health of our population.

All of us at the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming are closely monitoring the ever evolving public health situation with COVID-19 in our region.  We have and will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC, WHO and our state and local health officials as to the appropriate steps we can take as an organization to help contain and mitigate the impacts of this pandemic in our communities. 

Cider is a community beverage; the place where it is sold, consumed and enjoyed are as integral to the story of the cider as the orchards and the trees that bore the fruit. Bridging between city streets, main streets, and orchard rows can be a challenge. While cider’s shelf space might be getting crowded by trendy alcoholic seltzer, its story retains a powerful gravity that continues to draw drinkers and makers alike into a complex web of historied narrative.

This National CSA Day, we’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with the sustainable beauty brand, Davines, that is lifting up not only our own CSA or CSAs in the Hudson Valley, but is also celebrating and driving awareness of CSA around the country.