Newsletter – March 28, 2023

Keep farming.
Feed people.
Build community.
New Haven BEN & JERRY’S
Free Cone Day
Monday, April 3rd
12 – 8pm
Massaro will be the exclusive non-profit partner to benefit from Free Cone Day at the New Haven Ben & Jerry’s, 159 Temple St., on Monday, April 3, from 12 NOON – 8 PM. Come visit with the crew of scoopers and greet spring with a cool treat. Dairy and Gluten free options available! All cones are FREE but donations to Massaro Farm are appreciated and will directly support farm-based education and hunger relief. We’ll also raffle off a big basket full of farm goodies (sauce, crushed tomatoes, salsa, eggs, produce & swag).
Summer Camp is Back at Massaro: Two Programs
Youth Summer Camp (ages 5-9)
Enroll your child in this all outdoor camp where they’ll explore the 57 acres of fields and woods that make up Massaro Community Farm. During this full-day program, campers will plant and harvest in the farm’s Learning Garden, care for chickens and other livestock, and explore the farm’s woods and wetlands. Each day is a mix of structured and free play with games, snacks, and crafts. This small group program will familiarize your child with the daily workings of an organic vegetable farm.
June 26-August 4
$375/week (sibling/multi-week discount)
*We accept Care4Kids
Tween Camp (ages 10-13)
Specifically formulated for the budding environmentalist, this program will focus on ecology and forestry. Campers aged 10-13 will dig deeper into concepts such as water conservation, wildlife on the farm, land stewardship, and basic building skills. This is a three-week comprehensive program where each week builds upon the skills of the previous one. Each day is a mix of structured and free play, with the majority of time spent in the farm woods. This small group program will educate as well as build resiliency and self-sufficiency in your budding teen.
June 26-July 14
$1125/3 weeks
We accept Care4Kids
Save the Date:
Celebrate Spring 2023
Sat. May 20th 1-5pm
(rain date May 21)
Join us for Celebrate Spring, the official season kick-off event of the year. We’ll host ~ 30 local artisans offering pottery, prints, houseplants, graphic tees, soaps/salves and much more!
We’ll sell High Mowing organic seeds and many varieties of farm-grown vegetable and herb seedlings in peat pots.
Last Call for Fairy House Artisans!
Our fairy house trail that travels around the farm is still in need of a few more stops. Are you a local artist or know someone who is that would be interested in creating a fairy house? Please reach out to Dylan Vitale via email or call the farm office at (203) 736-8618. With over 500+ visitors to this annual event you won’t want to miss out.
Join Our Team:
Rock to Rock 2023
Are you itching to get outside? Would you like to combine cycling with supporting the farm?
Join our team of Melonheads, a group of walkers and riders participating in the 2023 Rock to Rock Earth Day event on Saturday, April 29. Massaro is just one of ~25 local environmental organizations working to make Greater New Haven a greener community to work and play. Plus, if you let us help you set up a peer-to-peer fundraising page, you can win great farm swag! Call the farm office at (203) 736-8618 or use the link below to visit our team page.
Thanks to our 2023 Mission Based Sponsors:
Retina Systems
LeClaire Heating & Air Conditioning
Explorers Learning Center
The Glass Source
KES Landscaping & Tree Service
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