Any Westporter worth her Prius wants to support small farmers. But let’s face it, actual farms are not easy to find.
And as much as we love our farmers markets, their midday hours are not always convenient.
Time to graze.
“Graze” is a company with a 2010-meets-1790 vibe. They deliver artisinal and organic foods from small family farms in Vermont, to faster-paced but health-conscious families in Connecticut.
One of the founders — Christy Colasurdo — is a long-time farmers market fan and green foods movement advocate. She’s also a Westport resident.
Every week, Grazers head south. They bring artisinal cheeses, pasture-raised beef, free-range chicken, fresh milk, in-season produce and home-baked treats — plus chef-prepared meals — to time- and fresh food-starved Nutmeggers.
After completing a 3-month test launch with 40 Westport families, Graze has opened to the public. Orders are placed on a rustic-looking website, www.grazedelivered.com.
Delivery is done by drivers who try to know each family. They also offer surprise samples tailored to each family’s tastes — take that, Stew’s!
Customers can set up standing orders to receive rotating meals, or make selections based on each week’s menu.
This winter, when many Westporters head to the slopes, the company will make Friday deliveries to the mountains. Offerings include lasagna, enchiladas, manicotti, chili (“made with grass-fed beef”) and more.
“Log on with your Stratton zip code!” the website encourages. Graze knows its customer base well.