First, we want to thank our CSA members. It is really special for us to have a direct connection with folks that eat the food we grow! Finishing up year three of the Maitri Farm CSA we feel like we’ve learned few things. Members want more choice and more flexibility.
We know the competition is fierce – it’s easier to choose Amazon - Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or Blue Apron.
But we know we’re different. We grow your food with love. We have fair labor practices, we minimize your food miles, we’re putting money back into the local community, we’re building our soils, we’re combatting climate change. You can call us up and talk to a real person who grew your food with care.
We want to serve you better.
We’re teaming up with the Good Food Farmers Network. This is a group of 6+ farms in the Hudson Valley that work together to make deliveries into NYC and Westchester (and now Fairfield County Connecticut). Imagine Maitri Farm joining a farmer superhero squad or the cast of Oceans 8.
This is a group of farmers putting together an updated CSA-type program. They have a default bag of food for $45 per week – you have the option to customize, but you don’t have to. This includes veggies, fruits, nuts, eggs and cheese. It’s more food than our standard CSA boxes. It’ll save you a trip to the grocery store.
If you would like meat to be included, it’s $60 per week. This will rotate between beef, pork and chicken. Some of the products are from us and some are from other farmers in the network.
GFFN holds itself to high standards and we’re excited to work with them.
You pay for each delivery, instead of up front like a traditional CSA. And you get to choose what you receive in each delivery. It’s a way for us to give our customers more choices and more flexibility.
We’re doing deliveries this February 27th and March 27th to test the market – hopefully we’ll get to do weekly deliveries in the Spring if enough people sign on. So be sure to tell your friends.