Beyond the CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market, I’m very excited to share that there is an awesome alternative if you still want farm-fresh goodness without having to drive to another town.
The Maitri Farm CSA goes from June 2nd through October 27th for a total of 22 weekly distributions. The vegetable CSA costs $625, the Egg CSA, which gives you a dozen eggs a week, is $130. If you do both CSA programs the cost is $745. That works out to $33.86 a week. (Yes, I did the math.) That’s kind of a great deal.
For those of you in lower Fairfield County, Maitri Farm also does a CSA pickup at Kaia Yoga in Greenwich on Saturdays from 9-11am and at Kaia Yoga in Westport on Tuesdays from 5:15-7:15pm.
Maitri Farm is located on 106 acres in Amenia, NY. It is named after the first of the four sublime states taught by the Buddha. Sometimes translated as “love” or “loving-kindness,” it is the disposition of love pervading in all directions and embracing all beings.
From the Maitri Farm website:
“As a directive for the farm, maitri means cultivating the land in a way that is mindful of the complex life within the soil and the earth, and to raise livestock with respect and acknowledgement of their contributions to the farm system. We are dedicated to responsible, holistic farm practices in order to provide the highest quality, most nutritious food products. We are committed to the best ecological and humane practices and care for our plants, livestock, and land with genuine tenderness. We believe if you put love and kindness into farming, the result will be natural, healthier, better-tasting foods.”