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Feeling Green on St. Patty’s Day

Massaro Community Farm Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:30-6:00pm, just before our March potluck event at Woodbridge Town Library. 
Massaro Community Farm was created to be an open, inclusive space where the community can come together to learn, be inspired and have fun.
Curious to learn more? Want to know where our food donations are going? Interested in hearing about our agro-ecological methods? Join us for the Annual Meeting to see how you can help shape what happens in your growing community.
The Annual Meeting will take place immediately preceding our next potluck at the Woodbridge Town Library (see below). Please plan to stick around for some food and conversation.
Volunteer Orientation
Mark your calendars! If you have an interest in getting involved at the farm this season, please join our volunteer orientation on April 7, 2018 at 2:30pm. This will take place after our Spring Service Day from 10:00am-1:00pm that same day. Make sure to fill out the volunteer form before coming!
 
 
LOGS!
Have some branches come down during recent storms? Massaro is looking for fresh hardwood logs for our upcoming mushroom workshop in April. We’re looking for limb-size, preferably 3-8″ in diameter and 2-3 feet long, preferably oak, maple or beech. If you’ve had limbs come down, call the office (203-736-8618) or send an email to Operations@massarofarm.organd we’ll take them off your hands!
 
Farm Animals!
We’re looking for youth or adults to help us care for new animals at the farm as we expand our educational offerings. Email farm staff about these and other opportunities for engagement. 
LIGHT LIFTING
Want to help the farm without getting your hands dirty? Amazon Smile is tripling their donation amount to your non-profit of choice with purchases made when shopping online through March 31. Click on this link to make your online purchases by going through Amazon Smile and shop to your heart’s content.
 
Co-host Series Continues:
Massaro and Woodbridge
Town Library
 
Reconnect with us at the library Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. for a potluck supper following our Annual Meeting. Toward the end of the potluck, there will be a short discussion on seasonal eating, led by Meg Fama of Farm Belly Food Truck.
Bring a dish to share that is delicious, healthy, and in keeping with late winter/early spring produce (think root crops, herbs and winter greens). Main and side dishes, salads, and desserts are all welcome. Check out a cookbook from the Woodbridge Library’s extensive collection for inspiration. Paper plates, bowls, napkins, cutlery, drinks, and cups will be supplied.
The final event in this series will be Uncommon Thoughts on Common Herbs on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm.
These events are FREE but space is limited. Please sign up in advance online or call the Woodbridge Town Library (203-389-3433) to hold your spot. 
Looking for something more hands on? Come to our Mushroom Inoculation Workshop on April 14th. Cost is $20. Find out more info and grab a spot in this limited space workshop here!
Join the Massaro Melonheads and our partner, New England Medical Group, this spring as we cruise across New Haven in the annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride. Join fellow Earth enthusiasts who come out to support the farm and other environmentally-focused organizations all working to make Greater New Haven a greener, healthier community. Our goal is this year is to raise $25,000 an be the #1 fundraising team for the 5th year in a row. Will you join in the fun?
Raise $250 and get a free Massaro Farm bike shirt. Raise $500 and get a Nutcase Melonhead helmet.
REGISTER HERE for the ride and don’t forget to choose the Massaro Melonheads/NEMG as your team.
 
 
First Beekeeping Class!
Nor’easter or not, it’s time to get those beehives started. Our first session on package installation will be Saturday March 24th at 9am, and repeat at 11:30am. To find out more about other Beekeeping classes, head to the websitewhere you can see the schedule for the entire season.
 
2018 CSA Sign Up is Open!
Eat Well. Spend Wisely.
Massaro farm in late winter
 
Would it blow your mind to know that we’re harvesting broccoli, lettuce mix and spinach from our high tunnels? It might still feel like winter outside but farm staff is reporting for duty and planting crops that will yield the abundant produce for our CSA in June. Now is the time for you to secure your spot in Massaro’s 2018 CSA and join other like-minded people around the country who are committed to:
  • eating healthy foods and preparing them for their families
  • supporting farmers
  • buying local
  • investing in community
Signing up NOW is an essential aspect of the CSA model. By doing so you provide the necessary funds to support the growing operation, then you get to enjoy the bounty as it is harvested throughout the season. 
Download the  Registration Form or  sign up online for the Massaro Farm CSA to get our certified organic produce, June through October, grown right here at Massaro . On farm pick up, delivery and (NEW!) flexible season options available. 
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The farm thanks its event & program supporters.  
Community Foundation of Greater New Haven
Valley Community Foundation
The Werth Family Foundation
The MFUNd * William & Jeannie Graustein
The La Tronica Family 
The Crippled Children’s Fund
PepsiCo * Stihl
Paul & Judith DeCoster * Southern CT State University
Buckley, Wynne & Parese * Laticrete International  * Griffin Hospital
Real Living-Wareck D’Ostillio * The Kayne Family
  BIC Corporation * Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Hocon Gas, Inc. * Schaefer Inspection Services
Wells Fargo 
A-1 Toyota * Ciola Excavation LLC * Guido & Anne Calibrese * Nancy Daoud
Encon * Jacobi, Case & Speranzini PC * Serv-Pro of Milford-Orange-Sratford 
Marcus Insurance * Stop & Shop