As the spring solstice approaches, we’re excited to share a list of engaging activities hosted by Massaro Farm. Information about all activities listed can be found on our website: MassaroFarm.org.
Maple Tapping How-To
Join us Saturday, March 12 (rescheduled from February 26) at 2:00pm for this beginner how-to on making homemade syrup. We’ll give you the tools you need and the basics for tapping and boiling syrup from maple and other tree varieties to make your own delicious syrup. Registration fee includes the cost of a tree tapping kit to use at home. Sliding scale tickets $15-$25/pp. Eventbrite.com.
Winter Goat Walks
Sign up early for the next installment of Winter Goat Walks on Saturday, March 26. Come take a walk along the trail or along the farm’s perimeter with our five resident goats. This is a lovely small-group social activity and a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. $5/person or $10/family. SignupGenius.com.
Two Nights Out to Benefit the Farm: Restaurant Night and Comedy for a Cause
On March 16, 2022, Olives and Oil of Seymour is offering a restaurant night to benefit education on the farm. On that day, the restaurant will donate 10% of all dine-in and take-out orders to the farm (excluding Uber Eats, Grub Hub, & other apps). This is a great way to support the farm while enjoying a delicious dinner. Mention Massaro when you order and your donation will be applied.
We are pleased to join efforts with The Strand Theater in Seymour to bring you Comedy for a Cause on Saturday, April 2. This night of fun and laughter features four talented comedians and their host in an event to raise funds for a new educational pavilion on the farm. The performers are Dan Kalwhite, Beau McDowell, Nick Scopoletti, and Rafi Gonzalez. Host: Chris Warren. The evening will also include a cash bar and 50/50 raffle. Doors open at 7:00pm; showtime at 8:00pm. $25/pp general seating. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com.
Earth Day Action
We’re pleased to partner with environmental consultant Tory Ruttenberg of Climate Action Group to bring you a two-part virtual workshop on climate change March 22 and April 5 at 7:00pm. If you’re looking to have a positive impact on climate but struggle with where to begin, Talk/Act for Climate Change is for you. Tory will moderate two sessions: the first session will focus on finding your niche; the second session will guide you on where to take action. This virtual workshop is FREE but you must register to receive the Zoom link and join the conversation. For a more background on Climate Change Group, visit their website: www.climatechangegroup.org. Register on Eventbrite.com.
Become a Melonhead! We’re gearing up for another Rock to Rock Earth Day Event and we’d love for you to join our team. Join us over the months of March and April as we walk, run or ride in support of clean energy initiatives. On April 30, we’ll come together for group rides from Massaro and celebrate Earth Day with snacks, prizes and entertainment. A good time is guaranteed, so join us for some fresh air and long overdue socializing all in support of a fantastic organization. You can also win some great Massaro swag in the process. All proceeds will directly support our hunger relief and sustainability initiatives. Contact Lindsay Browning or Caty Poole in the farm office to join in the fun: (203) 736-8618.
Get Ready for Garden Season
Soul to Soil is an invitation for anyone interested in getting involved in any one of the 12 Grow Your Own community gardens across the Valley. We’ll give an intro in community garden rules and tools and go over how Massaro can support you. We’ll also make painted rock garden markers. This free family-friendly event will be held at Ansonia Public Library. Please RSVP by calling the library at (203) 734-6275 or registering on SignupGenius.com.
Sign up for one of the remaining garden workshops hosted by Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) in New Haven. March 12: Seed Starting; March 19: Essential Flowers & Herbs for Vegetable Gardens. 10:00am-12:00pm via Zoom by Advanced Master Gardener Rachel Ziesk. Register on Eventbrite.com.
Summer Camp Registration Open
Registration is now open for Summer Camp on the farm. Camp for ages 5-11 will run from July 11 – August 19, 2022. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm. Please note campers must turn 5 by May 1, 2022. Campers will spend the entire day outdoors on the farm exploring the fields and woods, caring for farm chickens and goats and learning about sustainable food production. There will be crafts, healthy snacks and all kinds of farm shenanigans. $275/week per child (includes t-shirt). Sibling discounts and scholarships available. Please read the full page of camp info on our website and follow instructions carefully to ensure your spot in the week(s) of your choice.
Subscribe for your 2022 Seasonal Vegetable Subscription (CSA)
Subscribe to our 10- or 20-week CSA now to assist our farmers in planning for the coming season. For the first time, we are offering our CSA with scaled pricing; you choose the price point that’s right for you. 20-week share: $440-795. 10-week flexible share: $240-425. Fruit option from High Hill Orchard in Meriden: $110. Last year’s CSA sold out early; therefore, we encourage your reservation by April 1 to secure your spot. Print out and return a subscription form or pay online with a credit card at www.MassaroFarm.org.
The farm is also now accepting EBT cards. Call the farm office at (203) 736-8618 to arrange to make payment.
Massaro Community Farm is a non-profit, certified organic community farm on 57 acres of land whose mission is to keep farming, feed people, and build community. In addition to growing vegetables for seasonal subscribers, the farm donates thousands of pounds each year to hunger relief. The farm serves as a hub of education for all ages and shares its space with the community. The farm’s nature trail is open to the public 365 days a year. For more information visit our website at www.MassaroFarm.org or contact Executive Director Caty Poole at 203-736-8618 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.