- We are both Hudson Valley C.S.A.s, focused on getting people fantastic local food, and supporting our local farms.
- We are both winter C.S.A.s, working to extend the season of local eating.
And, the differences:
- wintergreens is tiny, and focused on Beacon. Winter Sun Farms has 1500 members this year, and distributes from Albany to Brooklyn. They now also have a C.S.A. in North Carolina.
- Winter Sun Farms costs $118 for four distributions over the season, wintergreens costs $240 for 12.
- Winter Sun Farms primarily uses freezing as their preservation method, though they may introduce a root cellar this year. wintergreens combines many preservation methods (fermentation, root cellaring, four-season farming, dehydration, and yes, freezing). wintergeens makes use of ancient food preservation methods from around the world, and distribution includes items like sauerkraut, sundried tomatoes, popcorn, and dried beans, all from locally grown vegetables.
Based on similar principles, our friends Winter Sun Farms are doing good work. Please support them if their model works better for you for financial or logistical reasons.