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National CSA sign up


National CSA Sign Up Day:
Eat Well. Spend Wisely.

Yesterday marked the fourth annual  National CSA Day , when we join other like-minded people around the country who are committed to:

  • eating healthful foods and preparing them for their families;
  • supporting more young farmers;
  • healthy soil;and
  • community investment.

Very cool, but why have it in February when the ground is still frozen and harvest is still months away?  Securing your produce at this time of year is the CSA model! By purchasing your share now, you invest in the farm’s future  and support the growing operation throughout the season.

Download the  Registration Form or  sign up online for the Massaro Farm CSA, for 10-20 weeks of our certified organic produce, June through October.  On farm pick up, delivery and flexible season options available.

SECURE YOUR 2018 CSA SUBSCRIPTION TODAY 

* Email our farm manager at csa@massarofarmcsa.org for flexible options.

Register for Spring Programs 


After School Program

Registration is now open for our spring session of after school at the farm for students ages 6-10. Sign up today for this small group size program that reconnects children with how and where their food is grown.

April 26-June 7, 2018

3:30-5:30pm

REGISTER HERE

Field Trip Season

We’re also taking bookings for farm-based educational field trips April through June and September through November. Call the farm office (203-736-8618) or email our education director to reserve a day for your class to visit the farm. Scholarships available.

Co-host Series Continues:

Massaro and Woodbridge Library

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:00pm – Screening of “Fresh,” an illuminating look into our food production system, followed by a short discussion led by Shannon Raider-Ginsburg, former farm manager at Common Ground High School.  Seasonal snacks served! Followed by…

Reconnect with us at the library W ednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. for a potluck supper following our Annual Meeting. organized by Massaro Community Farm. 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 and hearty 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 Cooking with Herbs & Spices from Your Garden 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.

Join the Farm Crew

We are hiring for several positions, including farm staff, a farm market manager, and admin support. Check out the full job descriptions HERE and email farm manager Steve Munno if you’re interested.

The farm is also looking for its next  FoodCorps service member. With base operation at the farm, explore this AmeriCorps service that places service members in communities where school gardens and nutrition education are lacking, and where childhood obesity is high. Apply by March 15, 2018 to serve next year at Massaro Community Farm, or one of 19 other sites around Connecticut.

Please share these job postings with friends and colleagues! We love to see our farm family grow.

Join the Massaro Melonheads for Rock to Rock!

It’s easy! It’s fun!

Join the Massaro Melonheads 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 to raise $25,000 this year.  Will you help us make this happen?

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 as your team.

A Season of Beekeeping Begins:

Note Change of April Date

Massaro Farm’s collaboration with Connecticut Beekeeper’s Association continues in 2018.

M ark your calendar for the hands-on series taking place throughout the season in Massaro’s apiary.

FARM WORKSHOP SERIES: each day at 9:00am, repeating at 11:30am

March 24 – Package Installation

April 21 – Spring Inspection

May 5 – Supering and Inspection

May 19 – Nucleus Hives & Summer Management

July 21 – Starting Fall Preparation

September 15 – Winter Preparation

Massaro Community Farm Annual Meeting
We’re pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meeting will take place onWednesday, March 28, 2018
5:30-6:30pm,  just before our March potluck event at Woodbridge Town Library.

Visit with us to see how you can help shape what happens at the farm this season.

Curious to learn more?  Want to know where our food donations are going?

Interested in volunteering or hearing about what we are doing on our land?

We’re also looking for youth or adults to help us care for new animals at the farm as we expand our educational offerings. Speak with farm staff, board and committee members about these and other opportunities for engagement. 

We are an open, inclusive organization and invite all in the community to be active in protecting a historic farm and providing an open space where they can engage in the beauty of the landscape, learn, and have fun!

 

The farm thanks its event & program supporters.   

Community Foundation of Greater New Haven
Valley Community Foundation

The MFUNd *  William & Jeannie Graustein

The La Tronica Family
(Fair Winds Farm, Lock Stock & Barrel & The UPS Store)

The Crippled Children’s Fund

PepsiCo

Paul & Judith DeCoster *  Southern CT State University
Buckley, Wynne & Parese *  Laticrete International  * Griffin Hospital
Real Living-Wareck D’Ostillio *  The Kayne Family

The Valley Community Foundation *  Stihl
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