HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM MASSARO FARM!
As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, join us as we continue to celebrate the farm’s centennial through 2016! This year marks 100 years since the Massaro Family arrived in Woodbridge to start what would become the community-based farm we are today.
Continue to check our website calendar for events and activities taking place throughout the season!
You can find our produce weekly at both the Woodbridge Library Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm, and at the Edgewood Park Farmer’s Market, Sundays from 10:00am-1pm, at the corner of West Rock and Whalley Aves in Westville.
As always, for your safety, if parking lot is full, please follow signs to park along Ford Street or in the former Hilltop Health Center parking lot, across the street at the corner of Ford Street and Ford Road. 
OPEN FARM DAYS SPECIAL DAY THIS WEEK!
Open Farm Days, our drop-in sessions in the Learning Garden where you can plant, water, harvest and so much more will take place during CSA pickup today from 2:30-5:30pm.
Introduce your little ones to the joys of growing and picking your own veggies. Get your gardening questions answered, visit and feed the farm chickens, take a self-guided walk on the nature trail, and enjoy our beautiful 57-acre farm. Tools and gloves provided. Bring a water bottle if you plan to stay for a while.
Next Date: Wednesday morning, July 6, 9:30am-12:00pm
DINNER ON THE FARM TICKETS ON SALE NEXT WEEK!

For those of you eagerly anticipating this one-of-a-kind locally prepared feast set among the fields and flowers of Massaro Community Farm,

tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 5
. This year’s event, on Sunday September 4, 2016, will feature wonderful dishes masterfully prepared by Chef Denise Appel, historical artifacts of the Massaro family, videos, student-created art and a tour of the farm.
This event routinely sells out so get your tickets early!
COMING UP: ORGANIC PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 6 5:30-6:30pm 

Visit the farm next Wednesday, July 6 at 5:30pm to get some tips for spotting common garden pests as well as recipes using common household ingredients to keep those pesky bugs from eating all your lovely garden produce! No RSVP necessary, just show up! FREE
DARLING HOUSE OPEN HOUSE WITH MASSARO
Also, Massaro Farm will partner with the Thomas Darling House at its next open house, Sunday, July 17 from 2:00-4:00pm. Enjoy cold hearth food prepare by making butter and fresh ice cream. See Massaro family photos, documents and authentic farm tools. There will also be an essential oils workshop at 3pm on the porch where you can learn about every day uses for common essential oils. The horse barn, will also be open.  Please join us for this fun-filled afternoon to celebrate historic Woodbridge farming.

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ON THE FARM!
Register now for summer camp in August or
book a summer field trip
Registration is now open for Woodbridge Rec Camp at Massaro Community Farm. Due to an overwhelming demand, we will be accepting 5-year-olds during the first week of camp, August 8-12. 
Our summer camp program picks up where Woodbridge Rec leaves off with morning half-day sessions for 6-9-year-olds exploring the farm and nature trail.
Week 1: August 8-12
Week 2: August 15-19
We’d love to be able to offer this camp for third week as well, August 22-26. If you’re interested in registering your child during this week, please us know by calling the farm office (at 203-736-8618) or making a note on your registration form when you send it in.Space is limited; registration is recommended no later than July 22, 2016.
We’re also booking summer field trips for your camp, home school group or organization. Check for available dates by calling the farm office or checking with Education Director, Robyn Stewart, via email,education@massarofarm.org.
WILL YOU TAKE OUR SHORT FIVE-QUESTION SURVEY?
As we grow and mature as an organization, we are continuously working to maintain our commitments to maintain a historic farm, feed those in need and connect with our community.
Please take a few minutes to complete our short five-question survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us improve and shape future farm offerings.
Many thanks to all those who continue to support us in our effort to KeepFarming, Feed People and Build Community. We would not be here without the many volunteers, board members, staff & donors. We would especially like to thank the sponsors of the past year’s
farm events: 
Dinner on the Farm Sponsors
The La Tronica Family of Businesses (Lock Stock & Barrel, The UPS Store & Wheeler’s Restaurant & Tap Room)
Southern CT State University * Law Offices of Buckley & Wynne
Wells Fargo Bank
Heritage Capital * The Kayne Family
Amity Motors * ServPro of Milford-Stratford-Orange
A-1 Toyota * Broken Arrow Nursery
Steve & Roxy Buda * Susan L. Jacobs LLC, Attorney at Law
Gary & Leslie Martino * Ryan & Tyma LLP
Ellen & Robert Scalettar * Cathy Wick & Robert McLean
 
Family Fun Day Sponsors
Isabella Dodds * Jeanette Kordiak
Dr. Kenneth & Robin Kramer
Pramila Nathan/Int Therapy for Children & Families
David & Judy Skolnick
If you haven’t seen it yet, take two minutes to view the short video of our 2015 Dinner on the Farm! Thank you, Pua Ford, for posting this for us!

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