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Maya Papaya coming to Killington

By Stephen Seitz

KILLINGTON – Good news for local foodies: Maya Papaya CSA and Chef Brad Pirkey will be opening a store for the coming ski season.

The Maya Papaya Store and Chef Brad’s kitchen will open up in the Mountain Green sometime after Thanksgiving, according to proprietor E.J. Cully.

“It will be a fish market and convenience store,” Cully said. ”Chef Brad will offer breakfast takeout and takeout dinners.”

Maya Papaya will offer local shoppers a full array of seafood from the Boston fish markets.

“We’ll have a live lobster tub, meats and produce,” he said. “Wine, beer, and a lot of seafood. Ideally, we’ll carry everything – haddock, monkfish, cod, tuna, swordfish, Rock Island mussels, clams and oysters.”

Cully said he’ll be running a seasonal operation. The store will close in the summer so that Cully can supply area restaurants with fresh wholesale seafood from Boston and run his community-supported agriculture business. Under that arrangement, local farms deliver their fresh produce to everyone who has a share, getting the harvest directly from the farm to the shareholder’s table.

Cully said the CSA program will run from June to the end of October.

For more information, visit www.mayapapayacsa.com.

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