Food for Good:
Virtual Farm-to-Table
Annual Gala
Make no mistake about it: We miss all our farm friends and look forward to gathering again to break bread at the farm!
Please consider joining us virtually on Saturday, September 5 for a virtual interactive Dinner from the Farm. This year’s dinner, themed Food for Good, acknowledges the contributions of our own hard working staff at Massaro Community Farm and will celebrate their extraordinary efforts this year by providing dinner for two for each employee. This year’s menu is below.
Beet and Fennel Herb spread: balsamic reduction, carrot bread;  from The Farm Belly
Massaro Vegetable Quinoa: fresh summer vegetables tossed with a chilled herb infused quinoa, basil flecks and delicate white balsamic vinaigrette;  from Seasonal Catering
Lima bean and corn succotash: Massaro peppers and carrots; corn flour; (dairy free, nut free, gluten free, vegetarian); from Zinc
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho: pulled chicken, basil oil drizzle, Olive oil ciabatta roll; vegetarian alternative: roasted mushrooms;  from Olmo
Honey & Fig Cake, hazelnut crumble, mascarpone whip; dairy/nut free alternative: chocolate coconut cake from Small Kitchen Big Taste
Don’t forget to pick up your dinner from the farm on Friday, September 4, between 1:30-6:00pm and join us online Saturday, September 5 at 6:30pmfor an interactive virtual program.
Farm Raffle:
All are welcome to purchase raffle tickets by September 4
Whether or not you’ve purchased a take-home meal from us, you can still support the farm. Purchase a ticket – or several – to be entered to win one of 10 great raffle prizes!
  1. Best of Massaro Basket of farm goodies, customized plate, fresh eggs and Before & After Farms charcuterie
  2. Weekly delivery of award winning dahlias provided by Maria Kayne (summer 2021) PLUS Floret Farm’s Guide to Growing Prize Winning Flowers
  3. Untitled acrylic on canvas (15″ x 15″) by Zinc’s own Denise Appel
  4. Tasting for 10 at Hartford Flavor Co.’s distillery, plus shaker and sample of Wild Moon liqueur
  5. Free private yoga session and complimentary naturopathic consultation, plus foam roller and essential oils
  6. Home manicure package gift set-nail strips, glass file, cuticle oil and polish remover
  7. Sustainability basket, including sweatshirt, t-shirt, insulated cup, farm hat and tote
  8. Wine sampler basket with insulated carafe and two insulated mugs
  9. Sunflower Farm sampler basket including canned peaches, homemade soap, relish and more
  10. Fuschia Daydream, acrylic on canvas (8″ x 10″), by Vasilisa Romanenko
Join us for a virtual program
Whether or not you purchased one of our take-home meals, you are invited to join us for an interactive program this coming Saturday. Tune in for part of all of this evening to celebrate and honor those who grow the food we set our tables with.
The evening’s lineup includes live chat with farm manager Steve Munno, board chair Jon Gorham and executive director Caty Poole. We’ll take you behind the scenes with the chefs who strive to source locally grown foods. Steve and education director Corey Thomas will lead you on a virtual tour of the farm. We’ll also share highlights with you of our 10 years on Massaro Farm. Music and video generously provided by Paul Winter and Theresa Thomas. Raffle drawings throughout the evening!
Please RSVP by 12:00pm on Friday, September 4 to get the link to join us!
Special thanks to the following supporters for their generosity in 2020
The Werth Family Foundation
Valley Community Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater New Haven
CGM Resources LLC
William Graustein
Keith Colburn
Valley United Way
Anthem CT
Southern Connecticut State University
MFUNd
The Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation
Jill and Glenn MacInnes
Diane King
Greg Melville
John Grim & Mary Evelyn Tucker