Farming at Glynwood

We practice regenerative farming and provide a training ground for farm apprentices, while providing fresh, locally-grown food to our community.

The Glynwood site in Cold Spring is our opportunity to experience first-hand the realities of farming in the Hudson Valley. Our regenerative and locally appropriate agricultural practices rebuild soil fertility and the health of our pastures to produce nutritional food for our local community. Our farm serves as a test bed for apprentice farmers and provides the means for developing and implementing innovative methodologies.

As part of their training, our apprentices help grow the food we sell to our CSA members, at our farm store and through our online market. Our vegetables are USDA Certified Organic. We are Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) for the rearing of our grass-fed and pastured livestock. Subsidized CSA shares are available through our local food pantry and we accept SNAP.

VEGETABLE PRODUCTION & CSA

We grow USDA Certified Organic produce and maintain a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that feeds 170 households in our surrounding community.

Our vegetable operation grows 50 different vegetable crops across six cultivated acres of farmland. Our produce is USDA Certified Organic, which means our vegetable operation adheres to strict standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, as well as requiring a holistic approach to land stewardship and transparency.

In addition to feeding CSA members, we also sell our produce through our Farm Store, co-ops and restaurants, and we donate excess produce to local food pantries and school cafeterias. We accept SNAP benefits for purchases of our produce through our CSA or the Farm Store.

If you would like to purchase our produce, you can become a CSA member, place an online order or visit our Farm Store. Learn more in the CSA & Farm Store section of our website.

LIVESTOCK

We manage our animals in a way that ensures their welfare, improves the health of our soil and pastures and provides our community with healthier, more sustainable alternatives to industrialized food. 

Our philosophy follows the principles of management-intensive grazing, where animals graze a small portion of pasture (an individual paddock) while other paddocks are rested and allowed to recover. This method of livestock farming has been gaining strong support from agricultural, environmental and animal welfare professionals as an alternative to the destructive practices of industrial feedlot operations.

Our livestock operation is Animal Welfare Approved (AWA).

To purchase our pasture-raised meat and eggs, visit the CSA & Farm Store section of our website for information on our online store, Farm Store and winter sales hours.

STEWARDSHIP

Glynwood continually refines its resilient, regenerative farming practices to reflect the highest standards. The farm team works together to strengthen comprehensive site plans that include principles of agro-ecology, soil health, climate resilience, wildlife friendly practices, and the use on-farm efficiencies and technology.

Glynwood’s approach to land use exemplifies strong soil health management practices in all of our farming systems, which we use to increase educational opportunities for farmers. To date, we have hosted Soil Health Field Days and a farmer-to-farmer workshop on soil. Glynwood was a recent recipient of a SARE Partnership Grant: Increasing Soil Health and Climate Resilience Education for Pasture-Based Livestock Farmers.

Field walks and ecological monitoring activities aid Glynwood with comprehensive risk assessment (e.g., cataloging the status of land, water system, infrastructure and equipment). Risk analysis and plans for adaptation, to be completed with help from our network of collaborators, will be shaped into a plan for climate resilience.

Future stewardship intent includes the design and establishment of agroforestry efforts in an integrated fashion with existing agricultural property uses, and the development of a strategy for an integrated approach for management of invasive species.