Many Programs to Enjoy this Fall on the Farm

Ditch Your Lawn!
Saturday, Sept 19 9:30am
Last call to join farm educator Corey Thomas for a virtual workshop on how to transition all or part of your lawn to an environmentally friendly oasis. Support pollinators with native perennials, shrubs and trees or plant an edible landscape.
The expanse of a classic American lawn has only been a phenomena since the 1950s. Now we know that maintaining a lawn can often use up valuable water resources and leach chemicals into the soil. This workshop will give you the basics to set you on your way! $5/pp
Exclusive Offer!
Free Movie Night @ the Farm
Friday, September 25
*Rain date: September 26
Doors Open 6:30pm
We have a special offer to farm email subscribers for the next 48 hours! After that we’ll open up reservations to the general public. The farm will host a free community movie night on Friday, September 25 when we’ll screen the family favorite, Hocus Pocus. Gates open at 6:30pm and we’ll begin the movie as soon as it’s dark.
This will be an all-outdoor event; outdoor restrooms available. Blankets and low lawn chairs recommended. A limited number of socially distant spaces will be allocated on the farm lawn (behind the farmhouse). However, you MUST RSVP a space (for up to 6 people) in order to enter! Evenings can be cool on the farm so please dress accordingly.
*Social distancing will be observed in seating. But guests are respectfully asked to wear a mask when entering & exiting the farm in consideration of others.
Explorers Program Returns
Starting September 27
The farm’s popular outdoor exploring program returns! Limited to only eight participants, Explorers engages children ages 6-11 to embrace outdoor activities, no matter what season it is. Participants will identify animal tracks on the trail, build a survival shelter, enjoy (safe) time by the fire, learn about native plant use, observe the change in seasons, and understand how our lives impact environmental health.
Program runs Sundays, 12:30-3:00pm for eight weeks.
*Covid-19 safety protocols observed. Instructors will wear masks and participants may be screened on arrival.
Field Trips Return
Small Group Programming for Schools and Pods
Eager to take your home school group or pod outside before winter sets in? Looking for a virtual field trip option for your class? The farm is offering virtual field trips for classes unable to venture outside the classroom. We’ll also be hosting on-farm educational field trips for home school groups and ‘pods.’ Available now through November and beginning again in April 2021.
Check out our website for a full list of topics or email education director, Cory Thomas, for more info.
Snow White
Comes to the Farm
Valley Shakespeare Festival and Massaro Community Farm are pleased to bring you Snow White like you’ve never experienced it! The classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs – all brought to life by TWO ACTORS!
This live performance features two performers (Eric Bermudez and Andie Lerner) bringing a world to life before your eyes with the vibrant creativity and entertaining theatricality you’ve come to expect from Founder/Director, Tom Simonetti of Valley Shakespeare Festival and Massaro Community Farm.
All three performances will be held outside. Chairs/blankets encouraged. Outdoor restrooms available. Please wear a mask when entering/exiting the farm and be respectful of other attendees. Adults $15; children $10.
*Social distancing will be observed in seating. But guests are respectfully asked to wear a mask when entering & exiting the farm in consideration of others.
Food for Good:
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Raises Over $12,000
We want to express our sincere thanks to all the farm supporters who celebrated a modified version of Dinner on the Farm with us on Saturday, September 5. We sold 135 meals and raised over $12,000 in support of the farm’s hunger relief efforts. One silver lining of not being able to gather in person is that our farm staff truly were able to enjoy a rest on Labor Day, along with free dinner on us!
We’d also like to thank our partners – Olmo, Seasonal Catering, Small Kitchen Big Taste, The Farm Belly and Zinc – for their fantastic food and efforts.
Lastly, a shout out to long-time supporter Southern Connecticut State University for their sponsorship.
Celebrate Autumnal Equinox w/Paul Winter
Saturday, September 19 at 12:00pm
If you enjoyed the music during our Dinner from the Farm experience or are merely a fan, tune in this Saturday at 12:00 for a livestream performance by Paul Winter in celebration of the Autumnal Equinox.
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
The Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation
Jill and Glenn MacInnes
Diane King
Greg Melville
John Grim & Mary Evelyn Tucker
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