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DINNER ON THE FARM 2017

Mmmm, isn’t your mouth watering in anticipation of this year’s Dinner on the Farm? You won’t want to miss this once-a-year feast in the field,catered by Denise Appel of Zinc New Haven. This year, our local harvest feast will feature:

  • * Marinated roast lamb
  • * Texas-style BBQ chicken
  • * Honey-cumin roasted northern beans with Aleppo peppers
  • * Carrot, fennel & beet slaw
  • * Fire roasted red peppers with garlic,rosemary,+ fried capers
  • * Bulgar wheat and French lentil salad/ feta cheese andpreserved lemon/tomato, radish & mint
  • * Petit arugula with tomato/ balsamic reduction/Tuscan olive oil
  • * Curried bread and butter cucumber “pickle”

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Fun with Fermenting on the Farm

Come to the farm on Thursday, August 24 at 6:00pm for an experiential class in fermenting all those summer veggies you are taking home. Learn how to preserve your harvest using salt and yeast preservation methods and improve your health by creating natural probiotic cultures. Fermenting at the Farm with Sara Servin August 24, 2017 6:00pm-7:30pm SIGN UP HERE

 

Have an idea for a workshop? Let us know  And check our calendar frequently for programming updates.

LOOKING FOR QUART SIZED CARTONS

Do you have extra milk cartons sitting around ready to be recycled? Let the kids at the Massaro Summer Camp recycle them for you by turning them into birdhouses! Donations can be dropped off inside the barn.Helpful if received by August 11!

 

 WRAPPING UP FOUR YEARS OF FOODCORPS IN THE FIELD

Over the last four years we have been fortunate enough to partner with FoodCorps in helping to teach our youth where their food comes from. By sharing their team members with us, they have contributed to the community by improving nutrition, reconnecting youth to where their food comes from, and establishing gardens in several schools.

So far, because of this program we have:

  • – harvested 220 pounds of food from school gardens
  • – spent at least ten in depth hours with eighty students over the year
  • -reclaimed a garden at Ansonia High School
  • -Oversee the care and growth of 5 gardens established in local schools and after school programs.

As the new school year approaches, we will continue our commitment to the community by again partnering with FoodCorps. This coming year, FoodCorps service member, Natalie, will return and serve in both Ansonia and Derby. FoodCorps is a program of AmeriCorps, a domestic in-service program. Thanks to Natalie and Foodcorps for helping making our communities stronger!

 WHERE ARE MASSARO VEGGIES?

There are lots of different places that you could get your veggies from, but did you know that we are now showing up at four different markets? Of course we’re in New Haven on Saturday and Sunday, but if you don’t live in New Haven, we got some other locations for you! Walnut Beach Market Stand- every Thursday from 4pm-7pm, until October 19th, we are set up under the Walnut Beach arch in Milford, selling our delicious vegetables. If you can come out, maybe you might treat yourself to some delicious Walnut Beach Creamery Ice Cream or stop by for some mind/body healing at the Walnut Beach Wellness & Boutique on the way out! Woodbridge Library Farmer’s Market- In conjunction with the Woodbridge Music and Movie series, every Tuesdays in July and August from 5:30-8pm we will be attending the Woodbridge Market. Come and get some veggies while you listen to a selection of live bands in July and screened movies in August. Great for families!