We are not a commercial farm meaning, Daruma is not purposefully engaged in the production of food products for sale. Rather, the central purpose of the farm is too provide an ecologically integrated, life-long learning environment. The production of farm products is therefore for pleasure, recreation, health, and learning. We do produce some organic fruits and vegetables as well as animal products and these are eaten by our family, staff, volunteers and students.
Above this, surplus can then be shared with friends and neighbors or sold. Daruma farm is not a ‘self-sufficiency’ farm but rather a way to practice self-reliance. We enjoy our relationship in the community as consumers and this also builds community resilience. We enjoy being involved in our local market as consumers and especially, Daruma and Mosaic volunteers enjoy the atmosphere of the nearby evening market. You can find out more about Daruma here