Hid-In-Pines Vineyard - 2017 CSA Memebership
While not traditionally thought of as a farm, a vineyard is very
much a farm and is susceptible to the ups and downs of the weather
and the economy.
A CSA – Community Supported Agriculture- is a way for consumers to
share in the bounty of a farm, or in this case a vineyard, as well
as take some of the burden of risk off the vineyard. Members pay an
upfront amount to the vineyard in exchange for a set amount of wine
throughout the year. This helps the vineyard operator plan for the
season and provides a bit of working capital throughout the year.
This unique setup benefits both the grower and consumer and helps
maintain sustainability of the vineyard.
Here at Hid-In-Pines Vineyard I am a big proponent of using all the
earth friendly practices I can to grow a good healthy crop of wine
grapes destined for a very good wine. You can be assured the grapes
are relatively disease free while using the safest products in
carefully timed applications. Integrated Pest Management is a key
component to this and no action is taken until a pest (be it weed,
insect or disease) surpasses a preset action threshold. I also do my
own on farm research into ways of increasing crop while lowering
chemical inputs. My latest study is using Training Systems and
Canopy Management to increase crop and lower environmental impacts.
This grant is funded through NE SARE (Northeast Sustainable
Agriculture Research and Education). I believe in ‘growing the
wines’ – so we craft our wines from our own Cold Climate Grapes
grown right here in the vineyard. In that respect I am a ‘Vinaroon’
or someone who both grows the grapes and makes the wines using
sustainable methods. So join up today and meet me, Richard, the
New - Farmer's Market CSA Membership (100 offered -
June - September (17 weeks)
* One (1) Bottle of hand crafted wine each week at
the farmer's market of your choice
(see markets available at end of application). Need more wine
each week? Additional bottles available at reduced price (depending
on quantity) .
* Availability of short
supply wines as permitted. Be the first to try rare wines.
* Free Wine Tastings for you
and two friends each year at the winery– sample 4 wines each.
– see the vineyard progress
through the summer and fall.
10% Discount on additional wines purchased at the winery or $135 per
Blog to follow progress through the year.
Wine is about
$11.75 per Bottle
Farmer's Market Membership
(cost $200):____ Red:____
Payment of $240 due at signup.
Lake Placid (Grange)
Tupper Lake (AFMC) Thurs 10AM-2PM
Elizabethtown (AFMC) Friday 9AM-1PM
Plattsburgh Farmer's & Crafters Sat 9 AM-2PM
Saranac Lake (Grange) Saturday 9AM-2PM
Keene Valley (AFMC) Sunday
Saranac Green Market Sunday 10
Times subject to change
More CSA choices will soon follow.
Send to :
456 Soper Street
Morrisonville, NY 12962