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Another Bountiful Year; Give the Gift of Paul Winter; and Become a Sustaining Member

THE PAUL WINTER CONSORT TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT

paulwinterpromobackGive the gift of music this holiday AND support Massaro Community Farm! Tickets are on sale now for The Paul Winter Consort: A Massaro Centennial Celebration, February 26, 2017, at Church of the Assumption, 61 N. Cliff Street, Ansonia. The afternoon will begin at 3:00pm with a pre-event reception, including live music (by our fave, Glenn Roth), hors d’ouvres prepared by local chefs, silent auction and champagne toast. Seating for the Paul Winter Consort will begin at 4:30pm, followed by the concert at 5:00pm. The performance itself will also feature Shelton resident and renown gospel singer, Theresa Thomason, and will be followed by a musician meet-and-greet.

This winter concert will mark the culmination of our centennial year, celebrating 100 years of farming at Massaro Community Farm. Proceeds will support our Centennial Campaign, a plan to further improve farm infrastructure with a program pavilion, safer pedestrian pathways, and handicapped parking. We also hope to build a reserve that will ensure the future of the farm for generations to come.

We are pleased to bring you this concert in partnership with Church of the Assumption as part of its ‘Sundays at Five’ concert series, particularly since the farm originally counted half of its acreage across the street in the town of Ansonia. Church of the Assumption celebrated its 125th anniversary this year.

A pioneer of world music, Paul Winter has won seven Grammy awards for his unique genre of “earth music,” which interweaves the voices of the greater symphony of the wild with instrumental voices from classical, jazz and indigenous traditions of the world, introducing people to the variety of species and ecosystems on Earth through the beauty of sound. The music is often improvised, and recorded in natural acoustic spaces, to reflect the qualities and instincts brought into play by the environment.

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC WITH TICKETS TO THE PAUL WINTER CONSORT!

*You can avoid online service fees by sending a check for the appropriate number of tickets to the farm at 41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT, 06525. $25/pp before 2/17/2017 for general admission; $40 includes pre-event reception.

2016 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE: Did you know?

2016-annual-report-front-page~ Our produce goes almost entirely to consumers within a ten-mile radius, less than 1% of the average 1,500 miles food typically travels to reach consumers.
~ In 2016, more than 450 people attended workshops at Massaro Community Farm on topics ranging backyard beekeeping and pest management to home canning and food preservation.
~ This year, we hosted 23 different farm-based education groups at the farm, and instructed more than 1,250 students in the classroom on soil health, composting, and pollinators.

Read more about our key performance indicators of 2016 in our Annual Report HERE, or look for it in your mailbox!

As we mark 100 years of farming in our community, we ask you to make a contribution to our Centennial Campaign. Support our continued commitment to donate 10% of what we grow to hunger relief agencies, which totaled over 8,000 pounds in 2016 alone.
BECOME A SUSTAINING MEMBER TODAY!

FOODCORPS WORK CONTINUES THROUGH THE WINTER

foodcorps_10803_27055_2016_december_15_image_133332FoodCorps, the AmeriCorps program that places service members in targeted communities, brings its lessons into the classroom to ensure that each target school is a healthy school, and that every child is well-nourished and ready to learn. Our FoodCorps Service Member, Natalie Glidden, continues to bring the farm into the classroom with lessons about seeds, soils, chickens and more. Most recently, Natalie brought more fall harvest, including carrots, cabbage, kale, and rainbow radishes to the Boys & Girls Club so the kids could create and sample a garden on a cracker. Educating area students about eating food that is available locally and in tune with the seasons ties nutrition and health to supporting farms and open space in our communities.

MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TODAY to ensure the continued work of the farm and FoodCorps in our community!