ABOUT THE COALITION
What We Do
The Hudson Valley CSA Coalition is a network of more than 120 farms in New York’s Hudson Valley region who use the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) economic model. Through a series of strategic initiatives, our mission is to recruit first-time CSA members; to expand the local CSA member base of participating farms; and to make CSA a familiar and accessible option for everyone in the Hudson Valley.
Helping consumers find CSA farms near them
Increasing the accessibility of CSA shares for SNAP users through CSA is a SNAP
Providing educational resources to help CSA members use every last bit of their share
Working with regional publications and other partners to promote CSA every spring
Sharing resources with member farms and organizing an annual CSA Summit
Along with key partners, developing a national CSA network to provide robust resource-sharing, trainings and discussions for CSA practitioners and advocates
Who We Are
The Coalition is facilitated by the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming in conjunction with a Leadership Committee of CSA farmers.
Kate holds the position of Program Manager at the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming. In this role, she is responsible for managing the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition, including organizing the annual CSA Summit, planning the Coalition's spring promotional campaign, and maintaining the website directory.
Michelle has been Associate Director of Regional Food Programs at Glynwood since fall 2020. In addition to directing Glynwood's Regional Food for Health project, Michelle manages CSA is a SNAP, a program that increases the accessibility of CSA to SNAP users.
Megan serves as Glynwood's Senior Director of Regional Food Programs. In this role, Megan oversees Glynwood's Cider Project, Food Sovereignty Fund, and work in CSA.
Interested in joining the Leadership Committee?
Joining the Leadership Committee provides CSA Coalition farmers with the opportunity to contribute more deeply to our work. Our working job description sketches out our expectations and experience (both required and preferred) for Leadership Committee candidates. If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Press
"Bookmark This Guide to Spring CSAs in the Hudson Valley." The Valley Table.
"Find Your Local Hudson Valley CSA." Edible Hudson Valley.
"The Untold History of CSA." FoodPrint.
CSA Innovation Network
The CSA Innovation Network is a national community of practice comprised of farmers and farmer support organizations dedicated to unifying and strengthening the CSA movement. The CSA Innovation Network is led by a core planning and advising team (including the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition) and has expanded to include individuals and organizations who are passionate about supporting the advancement of CSA.
Community supported agriculture (CSA) has been rapidly evolving in recent years. With so many options for consumers to eat locally, many CSA farmers have been struggling to maintain and expand their market. In response, the CSA Innovation Network serves as a resource base of programs and tools that facilitate idea-sharing and support the national movement toward stronger local food systems.
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