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2019 Winter Library Series
Pre-Valentine's Potluck: February 13th, 6-8PM

Massaro Community Farm is partnering again this winter with the Woodbridge Town Library to stay connected with you and your local food movement. Our first gathering on January 23rd is full, but there's still time to sign up for the Pre-Valentine's Potluck on Wednesday, February 13!
Come celebrate your love of local, healthy food with friends and neighbors in our community. Bring a dish (savory or sweet!) to share, its recipe, and serving utensils. If you can, bring along your own plate, bowl, cup, napkin, and utensils to lessen the waste at the event. We will bring drinks, disposable plates, napkins and utensils for those who have not brought their own.
Event is FREE but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling the library at 203-389-3433 or visiting their website.

All workshops will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Woodbridge Town Library's meeting room at 10 Newton Road.

Mark your calendars for the next event in the series:
Wednesday, March 13: Sustainable Food System Panel Discussion

 

Serve with FoodCorp in CT
Food Corp CT is looking for new individuals to join their team for the upcoming school year! As a service member, you'll implement FoodCorps' evidence-based strategies to help schools become healthier place to grow and learn. The majority of a service member's time is spent teaching the classroom and garden. To find out more about what you'd be doing, and how to apply visit the national website here, and the website to apply to CT FoodCorps here.

 

A Farmer's Winter

You may think that we are snuggled up by a warm fire reading articles on how to improve germination rates, but in reality, us folks at the farm are still buzzing with activity.
Steve not only prepares for the upcoming season, but he's also the president of the CT NOFA board, is involved with the New Connecticut Farmer's Alliance, and is constantly meeting with others to make our food system more equitable and vibrant.
Caty is plugging away at fundraising, budgeting, and preparing for the tax season. Becca is not only planning the new year's adult programming, but is applying for grants, alongside office staff member Kate.
Caty and Becca also work on Rock to Rock, and support efforts by the Valley Health Council and the Valley Food Policy Council. Corey, our Education Director, is kept on his toes while making sure our curriculum is in-line with school standards, and is planning the new year's educational programming.
Of course, we can't forget about our 5 hard-working high tunnels that help us grow greens and lettuces to sell to local restaurants which Alyssa and Kayla help care for.
There is so much to do, but we're always happy to take the time to answer any questions or thoughts you have about the farm, so give us a call or send us an email if anything pops up!

 

ORGANICONN

You won't want to miss the 37th Annual CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Winter Conference, taking place Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. This premier gathering of farmers, foodies, gardeners and advocates come together each winter to take part in numerous educational workshops. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch prepared by generous local chefs and stock up on a variety of supplies available from exhibitors.
-Members $65 -Non CT NOFA Members $75 -Students/Farmers/Seniors $45
REGISTER NOW!

 

Still plenty of time to sign up for a CSA

If you've been buying your produce from the supermarket, or picking up selected items here and there at a farmers' market, try a season of eating with us at Massaro Community Farm. Expand your palate and explore eating in alignment with the seasons as we share our farm bounty with you, and plenty of recipes as well.
Support preservation of open space in your community.
Support local job creation.
Support a direct relationship with your local growers.
Support connections with your neighbors.
Support sharing our bounty with neighbors in need.
SECURE YOUR 2019 CSA SUBSCRIPTION TODAY

Email our farm manager at csa@massarofarmcsa.org for any other questions!

 

Beekeeping School!

Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Housatonic Valley Regional High School
246 Warren Turnpike Rd.
Falls Village, CT, 06031
The Beekeeping School is run by our friends over at the CT Beekeepers Association, who run the workshops here at Massaro. Beekeeping School is a great opportunity for anyone that is thinking about the hobby of beekeeping for the first time, or for any beekeepers who might need a useful refresher. The Beekeeping School costs $50 and includes a membership to the Connecticut Beekeepers Association. Register online now as space is limited!

 

Ready to Rock on April 27?!

Every spring, Massaro Community Farm puts together a team to participate in the annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride from West Rock to East Rock in New Haven. The goal of the ride is to grow a greener, healthier, more just community.

Explore New Haven by bicycle! Celebrate with over 1,000 others! Join our team! Tell a friend! The first 5 people to sign up with the Massaro Melonheads will get one of these awesome MCF wooden spoons!

SIGN UP TO JOIN THE MASSARO MELONHEADS HERE!

Any questions? Contact Becca at operations@massarofarm.org!