Have you noticed a new face helping with your CSA pickup or at the Farm Store checkout this month? That’s Ryan Stasolla, Glynwood’s new Farm Marketing and CSA Coordinator! Ryan began working at Glynwood in March to manage our farm store operations, coordinate our CSA and nurture our partnerships with food access partners across the Hudson Valley. Ryan’s interest in this work is motivated by his thoughtful understanding of the potential for locally-sourced marketplaces to spark positive changes throughout a community.
Native to New York, Ryan grew up in Westchester County and then moved to Ithaca to attend Cornell University. During his time at Cornell, he pursued his own self-designed curriculum in Sustainable and Equitable Food Systems. Exploring food and agriculture in varying contexts has rooted Ryan’s commitment and curiosity, making this his everyday passion.
Before joining the team at Glynwood, Ryan spearheaded the revitalization of Cornell’s student-run, non-profit market, Anabel’s Grocery. Upon returning home, he became deeply involved in farmers markets across Westchester County through his work with Morning Glory Markets. Behind the scenes of the market he learned about the addictive joys of sourdough baking, guiding him towards a deep appreciation for the Glynwood Grains and Staples Program.
When he’s not dreaming up recipes with Glynwood-grown vegetables, you can find Ryan cracking open a new book, experimenting with foraged inks, or learning about native plants. Please take a minute to welcome Ryan to Glynwood the next time you visit the Farm Store.