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Open Farm Days Return, Workshops & Our Online Auction

DINNER ON THE FARM 2017

Two weeks to go and there are a few seats remaining for our annual Dinner on the Farm, Sunday, September 3, 2017. We want to bring YOU to the farm to honor those whose hard work brings nourishment to the table. Check out the full (vegan/vegetarian friendly) menu HERE . Those who attend say this event – including farm tour, open bar, live music and silent auction is NOT to be missed. If you can’t make it to our Dinner, support the farm by perusing our online auction or matching our challenge grant by becoming a sustaining member.

Sustainable Sushi with Bun Lai

Catered sustainable sushi dinner with Bun Lai is just one of our featured online auction items.

BID OR DONATE

OPEN FARM DAYS TUESDAY

 

Harvesting, plus butterflies galore

Summer Camp has wrapped, and we’re returning to Open FarmsDays, this Tuesday, August 22 2:30-5:30pm. This week in the Learning Garden we’ll be harvesting lunchbox peppers, cherry tomatoes, kale, cucumbers and we’ll also start planting for fall. Butterflies are out in full force. Can you come identify them?

 UPCOMING WORKSHOP:

Fun with Fermenting on the Farm

Thursday, August 24 at 6:00pm

Experiential class in fermenting all those summer veggies you are taking home. Learn how to preserve your harvest using salt and yeast preservation methods and improve your health by creating natural probiotic cultures. This workshop is currently full, but call the farm to be put on a waitlist: (203) 736-8618 Have an idea for a workshop? Let us know  And check our calendar frequently for programming updates.

COMING SOON: SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 – FALL BEEKEEPING

NOVEMBER 18, 2017 – COFFEE TASTING AT THE FARM

 MASSARO FAMILY FUN DAY AND WOODBRIDGE FALLAPALOOZA

Mark you calendar for Saturday, October 14(rain date Sunday, October 15), when Massaro will host itsannual Fall Family Fun Day, 1-5pm. Bring the whole family out to enjoy this fall festival: take a hay ride, build a scarecrow, take in the music, food & crafts. Jump in the old-fashioned games like corn hole, sack races & tug-of-war. Paint a pumpkin or get your face painted, all in the name of helping us raise funds for our food donation and farm education programs.

In the last year, we have: -donated more than 10,000 pounds of fresh produce to those in need -harvested 220 pounds of food from school gardens -spent 800 hours engaging students in the classroom -reclaimed a garden at Ansonia High School -helped maintain 5 gardens established in local schools and after school programs. This event will be part of Woodbridge’s month-long Fallapalooza festival. Check out all the events taking place throughout the month of October by visiting the town website !

SUMMER READING

Add to your summer reading by checking out the following for info on CT-grown products , preserving open space and critical thought about our food system .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Southern CT State University, whose campus is located just minutes from the farm, between the Beaver Hills & Westville communities of New Haven, strives to achieve sustainability through a host of programs and partnerships. SCSU is part of a coalition of colleges and universities  across the United States and internationally that have formally committed to climate leadership,  net-carbon neutrality by 2050, and actively engaging campus and surrounding communities in climate resilience and adaptation. SCSU is a leader in waste reduction and recycling, keeping a host of materials out of the general waste stream including single stream materials, e-waste, construction materials like concrete, asphalt, wood, and metals, landscape debris, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, mattresses, food scrap, and gently used furniture. In early summer, 2017, SCSU President Joe Bertolino signed We Are Still In , joining over a thousand business leaders, university presidents, mayors and governors to support climate action to fulfill the Paris agreement. You can read more about their sustainability efforts HERE . Thanks SCSU for your continued support of Massaro Community Farm!